Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann | Public Economics
Büro | Office 4.42
My research revolves around externalities. These arise when decentralized markets fail, for example in the context of environmental pollution or congestion, and call for an intervention by the public sector. A particular focus of my research lies on the functioning of cap-and-trade markets for emissions and their interaction with electricity and fuel markets, and on transport pricing. I am furthermore interested in questions related to fiscal federalism, behavioral public economics and health economics.
I am a member of the Swiss Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition (CREST), the environmental and resource economics chapter of the German Economics Association (AURÖ) and the CESifo Research Network.
Current / recent projects:
"Empirical analysis of mobility behavior in the context of dynamic pricing (MOBIS)", funded by Innosuisse and UVEK; joint project with ETHZ and ZHAW.
"MOBIS:COVID-19", joint project with ETH Zurich and LINK Institute. Monitoring of mobility in Switzerland since before the pandemic (Project website).
"Reduction of transport emissions due to E-biking in Switzerland (EBIS)", funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
"Pollution, environmental regulation and firm performance", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
"The implications of Covid-19 for mobility-related energy use and external costs”, funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
Hintermann, Beat, and Maja Zarkovic. “A Carbon Horse Race: Abatement Subsidies Vs. Permit Trading in Switzerland”. Climate Policy 21, no. 3 (2021): 290-306.
Armbruster, Stephanie, and Beat Hintermann. "Decentralization with porous borders: public production in a federation with tax competition and spillovers." International Tax and Public Finance 27.3 (2020): 606-642. | Open Access
Hintermann, Beat, and Marc Gronwald. “Linking With Uncertainty: The Relationship Between EU ETS Pollution Permits and Kyoto Offsets”. Environmental and Resource Economics 74, no. 2 (2019): 761-84. edoc | Open Access
Hintermann, Beat, and Thomas F. Rutherford. “Social Planning and Coercion under Bounded Rationality With an Application to Environmental Policy”. International Tax and Public Finance 24, no. 5 (2016): 854-78. edoc | Open Access
Hintermann, Beat. “Pass-through of CO2 Emission Costs to Hourly Electricity Prices in Germany”. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3, no. 4 (2016): 857-91. edoc | Open Access
Hintermann, Beat, Sonja Peterson, and Wilfried Rickels. “Price and Market Behavior in Phase II of the EU ETS: A Review of the Literature”. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 10, no. 1 (2016): 108-28. edoc | Open Access
Hintermann, Beat, and Andreas Lange. “Learning Abatement Costs: On the Dynamics of the Optimal Regulation of Experience Goods”. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 66, no. 3 (2013): 625-38. edoc | Open Access