Author Archives: Tim Waring

About Tim Waring

I study the role of cooperation and culture in environmental sustainability, at the University of Maine.

Pricing Nature Reduces Monetary Support for Conservation

Great work by my former student, and now assistant professor Sandra Goff shows that people will contribute LESS to conserving nature if they are told that nature has a price. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800916313672 Implication: Don’t put a price tag on natural systems … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Co-operatives

Here is a nicely edited video of my recent MacPherson Lecture at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Cooperatives on “The Role of Cooperation in the Evolution of Co-operatives,” in which I attempt to highlight the role of cooperation … Continue reading

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Dr. Waring to give Annual MacPherson Lecture at the University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Waring will give the Annual MacPherson Lecture at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Cooperatives at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Waring’s Lecture, entitled “The Role of Cooperation in the Evolution of Co-operatives,” will explore the science of … Continue reading

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New research suggests co-operatives exhibit greater economic altruism than traditional businesses

New research from School of Economics provides experimental evidence that cooperative businesses harbor greater economically relevant behavioral cooperation than comparable businesses. The research, conducted with recent graduate students Ethan Tremblay and Afton Hupper was recently published in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Waring to lead international research group at the Konrad Lorenz Institute

Dr. Tim Waring will lead an international working group to develop evolutionary theory for describing social-ecological system change at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Austria. The working group will convene global experts over two years to develop new and useful … Continue reading

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Our study was replicated!

I’m happy to learn that our 2016 study on the connection of prosocial attitudes and environmental concern among students has been replicated among students at larger, more urban university in Utah. Our methods were used, and improved on, and our … Continue reading

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Applying the Science of Cooperation

PhD student Taylor Lange and I were recently asked to put together some thoughts on how the growing science of cooperation could be of help to cooperatives for the Cooperative Business Journal. Having looked into it, we are convinced that … Continue reading

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