The term sharing economy is a relatively new concept but as CSU Economics professor Anders Fremstad points out, “There’s a lot of excitement around the sharing economy, and I’m excited, too, but it’s important to recognize that people have been sharing things forever.”

The Washington Post posted an article on Monday 9/18, “The sharing economy helps fight climate change (but not as much as you think)”, which cited a recent paper published by CSU Economics professors Anders Fremstad and Sammy Zahran. Tony Underwood, our first Fall Seminar Speaker, also contributed to the publication. Their paper is titled “The Environmental Impact of Sharing: Household and Urban Economies in CO2 Emissions” and can be found in Ecological Economics issue volume 145 or by following this link:

Fremstad and Underwood are also quoted in The Washington Post article, found here: