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Jeffrey Andrews

Postdoctoral Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig  

Phone: +49 341 3550 304
E-mail: jeffrey_andrews@~@eva.mpg.de

Office: level 1, room u1.12


I am an evolutionary social scientist with a background in Economics and Sociology and a broad interest in applying insights from evolutionary sciences to our most pressing environmental challenges.   Currently I am working on several issues concerning environmental valuation, norm inculcation and institutional dynamics.  I operate a field site in Pemba Tanzania where we are working on understanding how payments for ecosystems can create incentive structures that facilitate the spread of conservation institutions, breed new environmental norms, and help locals successfully manage their own natural resources from the ground up.  This involves a multi-methods approach that integrates traditional economic survey research with contingent valuation, a host of behavioral games and cross disciplinary connections with GIS labs and ecologists.   Previous research has looked at acute and long-term responses to environmental shocks (eg. droughts), the developmental ontogeny of social preferences, and natural resource degradation.



Andrews, J. B., & Borgerhoff Mulder, M. (2021). Norm compliance in common pool resource management: Experimental evidence from Pemba. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 174(S71), 4-4.
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Andrews, J. B., Caro, T., Ali, S. J., Collins, A. C., Hamadi, B. B., Khamis, H. S., Mzee, A., Ngwali, A. S., & Borgerhoff Mulder, M. (2021). Does REDD+ have a chance? Implications from Pemba, Tanzania. Oryx, 55(5), 725-731.
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Andrews, J. B., & Borgerhoff Mulder, M. (2018). Cultural group selection and the design of REDD+: Insights from Pemba. Sustainability Science, 13(1), 93-107.
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