Michael P. Vandenbergh

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Professor of Law

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

45

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

The Carbon-Neutral Individual

New York University Law Review, Vol. 82, 2007, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-29, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 24 Oct 2007
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 1,020 (15,692)
Citation 1

Abstract:

climate change, environmental law, social norms, personal norms, individual behavior, offsets, carbon dioxide emissions

2.

Individual Carbon Emissions: The Low-Hanging Fruit

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 55, 2008, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-36
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 26 May 2014
Michael P. Vandenbergh, Jack Barkenbus and Jonathan M. Gilligan
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University, Center for Environmental Management Studies and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 937 (15,496)
Citation 1

Abstract:

environment, climate change, carbon, individual behavior, informational regulation

3.

The New Wal-Mart Effect: The Role of Private Contracting in Global Governance

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 54, p. 913, 2007, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-10, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-15
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 May 2007
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 835 (17,089)
Citation 11

Abstract:

environmental law, climate change, contracts, regulation, governance

4.

Climate Change: The China Problem

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 81, 2008, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-09, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-15
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 782 (22,955)
Citation 3

Abstract:

climate change, greenhouse gases, carbon footprints, governance, environmental law, international law, corporate behavior, labeling

5.

Order without Social Norms: How Personal Norm Activation Can Protect the Environment

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, pp. 1101-1166, 2005
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 31 May 2005
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 577 (30,220)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Environmental Law, Regulation, Social Norms, Personal Norms, Social Influences, Toxic Chemicals

6.

Climate Change: The Equity Problem

Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 26, 2007, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-30, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-23
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Oct 2007
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Brooke A. Ackerly
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University
Downloads 523 (39,625)
Citation 3

Abstract:

climate change, environmental law, environmental policy, offsets, justice, equity, greenhouse gases

7.

Climate Change and Consumption

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 38, 2008, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-47, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-27, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 365
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2014
Douglas A. Kysar and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Yale University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 504 (40,250)

Abstract:

Climate change, environmental law, consumer, consumption, individual behavior

8.

The Private Life of Public Law

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 105, 2005
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 May 2005
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 408 (52,221)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Private Agreements, Private Governance, Private Regulation, Corporate Transactions

9.

Energy and Climate Change: Key Lessons for Implementing the Behavioral Wedge

Journal of Energy & Environmental Law, Vol. 1, 2010, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-24
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 May 2010
Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, Vanderbilt University - Law School, The National Academies - National Research Council (NRC), University of Michigan at Dearborn, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, Department of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy Program and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 389 (45,036)
Citation 1

Abstract:

climate change, environmental law, social norms, personal norms, individual behavior, offsets, carbon dioxide emissions, environment, carbon, informational regulation

10.

Climate Change Justice: The Challenge for Global Governance

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-55, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR), Vol. 20, p. 553, 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2014
Brooke A. Ackerly and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 336 (69,482)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Climate change, justice, equity, global private governance, global public governance, international law

11.

Regulation in the Behavioral Era

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 95, 2011, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 11-8, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-4
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Michael P. Vandenbergh, Amanda R. Carrico and Lisa Schultz Bressman
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 318 (71,122)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Regulation, behavioral sciences, social sciences, regulatory review, administrative law, environmental law, energy, electric cars

12.

Climate Change Governance: Boundaries and Leakage

NYU Environmental Law Journal, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-25, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-31
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2014
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics
Downloads 316 (69,714)

Abstract:

climate change, greenhouse gases, carbon footprints, governance, environmental law, international law, corporate behavior, labeling, leakage, reporting, informational regulation

13.

Inside the Administrative State: A Critical Look at the Practice of Presidential Control

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, 2006, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-07
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Apr 2006
Lisa Schultz Bressman and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 306 (69,026)
Citation 15

Abstract:

agency, EPA, White House, presidential control, OIRA, accountability, empirical, regulation, rulemaking

14.

Consumption, Happiness, and Climate Change

RFF Discussion Paper No. 08-39, Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 38, December 2008, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-29, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-54
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 09 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
Mark A. Cohen and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 291 (71,122)
Citation 1

Abstract:

happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being

15.

Implementing the Behavioral Wedge: Designing and Adopting Effective Carbon Emissions Reduction Programs

Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), Vol. 40, p. 10547, 2010, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-26
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Vanderbilt University - Law School, The National Academies - National Research Council (NRC), University of Michigan at Dearborn, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, Department of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy Program and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 265 (77,505)

Abstract:

climate change, environmental law, social norms, personal norms, individual behavior, offsets, carbon dioxide emissions, environment, carbon, informational regulation

16.

From Smokestack to SUV: The Individual as Regulated Entity in the New Era of Environmental Law

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 2, p. 515
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 27 May 2005
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 242 (95,687)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Environmental Law, Regulation, Social Norms, Social Influences, Regulatory Targets

17.

Beyond Gridlock

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-41, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-35
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 05 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2015
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Jonathan M. Gilligan
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 205 (46,217)

Abstract:

climate change, mitigation, private governance, new governance, environmental law

18.

The Individual as Polluter

Environmental Law Reporter, November 2005, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 05-38
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Nov 2005
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 169 (141,599)

Abstract:

environmental law, regulation, social norms, social influences, regulatory targets, pollution

19.

Energy and Climate Change: A Climate Prediction Market

UCLA Law Review, 2014, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-36, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-49
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2014
Michael P. Vandenbergh, Kaitlin E Toner and Jonathan M. Gilligan
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 157 (117,664)

Abstract:

Energy, Climate, Prediction, Market

20.

The Potential Role of Carbon Labeling in a Green Economy

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 12-09, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2041535
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2013
Mark A. Cohen and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 156 (138,137)

Abstract:

carbon labels, voluntary disclosure, consumer behavior, life-cycle analysis, rebound effect, leakage

21.

The One Percent Problem

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 111, 2011, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-25, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 11-21
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 May 2011
Kevin M. Stack and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 146 (143,021)
Citation 1

Abstract:

climate change, risk regulation, de minimis, carbon disclosure, budgeting, one percent, climate change policy, carbon tax, PAYGO, GHG, GHG disclosure, GHG budgeting, behavioral science, risk perception

22.

Supply and Demand: Barriers to a New Energy Future

65 Vanderbilt Law Review 1447 (2012), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-44, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-37
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2016
Michael P. Vandenbergh, J. B. Ruhl and Jim Rossi
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 136 (130,840)

Abstract:

Energy law, environmental law, climate change

23.

Macro Risks:The Challenge for Rational Risk Regulation

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 22, pp. 401-431, 2011, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-4, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-7
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2012
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Jonathan M. Gilligan
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 136 (157,077)

Abstract:

climate change, risk analysis, risk management, regulation, cost benefit analysis, environmental law

24.

Accounting for Political Feasibility in Climate Instrument Choice

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-7, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-4
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2014
Jonathan M. Gilligan and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 124 (152,984)

Abstract:

instrument choice, climate change, environmental law, decision heuristics, second best

25.

Micro-Offsets and Macro-Transformation: An Inconvenient View of Climate Change Justice

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 303-348, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-12, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-18
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2014
Michael P. Vandenbergh, Brooke A. Ackerly and Forrest Forster
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University
Downloads 124 (180,846)

Abstract:

climate change, greenhouse gases, environmental law, environmental policy, international agreements, social justice, environmental justice, microfinance, and offsets

26.

Good for You, Bad for Us: The Financial Disincentive for Net Demand Reduction

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 6, 2012, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-43, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-36
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2012
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Jim Rossi
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 111 (143,743)

Abstract:

Energy, electric power, climate change, efficiency, conservation, consumer behavior, demand-side management

27.

The Emergence of Private Environmental Governance

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2014, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-18, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-8
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 110 (158,751)

Abstract:

Private Governance, Environmental Law, Climate Change, New Governance, Regulation, Private Ordering

28.

Trends in Environmental Law Scholarship 2008-2012

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-21, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-31, Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 43, 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Aug 2013
Environmental Law Institute, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Environmental Law Institute, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 90 (232,633)

Abstract:

M&A Offers, Lawsuits, environmental law, environmental policy, legal scholarship

29.

Legitimacy, Selectivity, and the Disunitary Executive: A Reply to Sally Katzen

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, p. 1511, 2007, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-11
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 May 2007
Lisa Schultz Bressman and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 81 (247,831)

Abstract:

agency, administrative, environment, president, OMB, OIRA, accountability, regulation, regulatory, rulemaking, empirical, executive, efficiency, efficacy, cost-benefit analysis

30.

Trends in Environment Law Scholarship 2008-2013

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-28, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-24
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Aug 2014
Linda K. Breggin, Emma Doineau, David L. Staab and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Environmental Law Institute, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 78 (234,264)

Abstract:

M&A Offers, Lawsuits, environmental law, environmental policy, legal scholarship

31.

Climate Change: Leveraging Legacy

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-7, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-5
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Feb 2014
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Kaitlin E Toner
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment
Downloads 68 (211,574)

Abstract:

private governance, legacy, climate change, private ordering, social norms, psychology, environmental law

32.

Reconceptualizing the Future of Environmental Law: The Role of Private Climate Governance

Pace Environmental Law (PELR) Review, Vol. 32, 2015 Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-11
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 May 2015
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 39 (242,655)

Abstract:

climate change, mitigation, private governance, new governance, environmental law

33.

Trends in Environmental Law Scholarship 2008-2014

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 45, No. 10731, 2015, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-23, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-22
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Sep 2015
Linda K. Breggin, Jamieson Brock, Clarke Agre and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Environmental Law Institute, Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students, Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 37 (211,574)

Abstract:

M & A offers, Lawsuits, environmental Law, environmental policy, legal scholarship

34.

Carbon Triage: A Strategy for Developing a Viable Carbon Labeling System

Handbook on Research in Sustainable Consumption, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Nov 2013
Sharon Shewmake, Mark A. Cohen, Paul C. Stern and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Western Washington University - Economics, Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics, The National Academies - National Research Council (NRC) and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 37 (288,773)

Abstract:

35.

Trends in Environmental Law Scholarship: Academic Years 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 42, 2012, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-25, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-31
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 11 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 20 May 2013
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Environmental Law Institute, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Environmental Law Institute
Downloads 30 (379,497)

Abstract:

environmental law, environmental policy, legal scholarship

36.

The Behavioral Response to Voluntary Provision of an Environmental Public Good: Evidence from Residential Electricity Demand

NBER Working Paper No. w16608
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Dec 2010
Grant Jacobsen, Matthew J. Kotchen and Michael P. Vandenbergh
University of Oregon - Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, Yale University and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 19 (431,453)

Abstract:

37.

Individual Behavior, the Social Sciences, and Climate Change

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper, 15-20
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Benjamin K. Sovacool
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vermont Law School
Downloads 16 (257,205)

Abstract:

Individual Behavior; Households; Norms; Beliefs; Climate Change Mitigation

38.

Prospective Grandfathering: Anticipating the Energy Transition Problem

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Christopher Serkin and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (412,071)

Abstract:

39.

Beyond Lamarck: The Implications of Epigenetics for Environmental Law

7 MICHIGAN J. OF ENVTL. & ADMIN L. (2017), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-30
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 May 2017
Michael P. Vandenbergh, David Vandenbergh and John G. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University and North Carolina State University
Downloads 0 (267,154)

Abstract:

Environmental Law, Toxics Regulation, Risk Regulation, Epigenetics, Private Governance

40.

The Future of Environmental Enforcement

Environmental Law Reporter, 2017, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-13
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (282,042)

Abstract:

Environmental, Natural Resources

41.

Private Actors: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

Environmental Forum, 2017, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-14
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2017
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (361,687)

Abstract:

Paris agreement, climate change, sustainable

42.

Trends in Environmental Law Scholarship 2008-2015

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 46, No. 10648, 2016, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-21, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-39
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Sep 2016
Linda K. Breggin, Janelle Geddes, Shee Shee Jin and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Environmental Law Institute, Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students, Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0 (282,042)

Abstract:

M & a Offers, Lawsuits, Environmental Law, Environmental Policy, Legal Scholarship

43.

Employee Energy Benefits: What are They and What Effect Do They Have on Employees?

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2801607, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-36, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-19
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2017
Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 0 (240,920)

Abstract:

energy, employee benefits, corporate social responsibility, environmental behavior, climate change

44.

Private Environmental Governance (Encyclopedia Chapter)

Environmental Decision Making, Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, Lee Paddock, Robert L. Glicksman, and Nicholas S. Bryner eds., Edward Elgar, 2016
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2017
Sarah E. Light and Michael P. Vandenbergh
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0

Abstract:

Private governance, private regulation, private politics, instrument choice, environmental law

45.

Private Environmental Governance

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 99, 2013, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-11, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-10
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 23 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 0

Abstract:

governance, private governance, private ordering, environmental law, climate change, fracking, certification, private regulation