Working papers

Working Papers

Peters, D., J. Axsen, A. Mallet (Revise and Resubmit). Socio-political acceptance of smart grid as a tool to mitigate climate change: The case of British Columbia, Submitted for special issue on “Smart Grid” in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Dusyk, N., J. Axsen and K. Dullemond (Under review). Media framing of unconventional fossil fuels: The absence of climate dialogue in Canada’s Northern Gateway Pipeline, Submitted to Energy Research & Social Science.

Sovacool, B., J. Axsen, and J. Urry (Under review). Functional, symbolic and societal frames for Automobility: Implications for sustainability transitions, Submitted to Transportation Research Part A.

Schmitt, M., L. Aknin, J. Axsen and R. Shwom (Under Review). It’s not easy being green, but it is satisfying: The effects of pro-environmental behaviour on subjective well-being, Submitted to Journal of Environmental Psychology.


Pettifor, H., C. Wilson, J. Axsen, W. Abrahamse, and J. Anable (Under Review). Social influence on vehicle choice: A synthesis and meta-analysis of empirical studies, Submitted to Journal of Transport Geography.

Melton, N., J. Axsen, and S. Goldberg (2017), Evaluation plug-in electric vehicle policies and progress toward decarbonizing passenger vehicles in Canada, Submitted to Energy Policy.

Axsen, J., B. Langman and S. Goldberg (2017). Confusion of Innovations: Mainstream consumer perceptions and misperceptions of electric-drive vehicles and charging programs in Canada, Energy Research & Social Science, 27, 163-173.

Fox, J., J. Axsen and M. Jaccard (2017). Picking winners: Assessing the costs of technology-specific climate policy for U.S. passenger vehiclesEcological Economics, 137.

Rhodes, E., Axsen, J. and M. Jaccard (2017). Exploring Citizen Support for Different Types of Climate Policy. Ecological Economic, 137.

Wolinetz, M. and Axsen, J. (2017). How policy can build the plug-in electric vehicle market: Insights from the respondent-based preferences and constraints (REPAC) modelTechnology Forecasting and Social Change.


Axsen, J., S. Goldberg and N. Melton (2016). Canada’s Electric Vehicle Policy Report Card, prepared with the Metcalf Foundation, November 15, 2016.

Axsen, J., S. Goldberg, and J. Bailey. (2016). How might potential future plug-in electric vehicle buyers differ from current “Pioneer” owners?. Transportation Research Part D 47 (2016) 357-370.

Melton, N., J. Axsen, and D. Sperling (2016). Moving beyond alternative fuel hype to decarbonized transport. Nature Energy, DOI: 10.1038.


Bailey, J. H. and, J. Axsen (2015). Anticipating consumer acceptance of utility controlled charging for plug-in vehicles, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 82, 29-46.

Axsen, J., J. H. Bailey, and M. Castro (2015). Preference and lifestyle heterogeneity among potential plug-in electric vehicle buyersEnergy Economics, 50, 190-201.

Axsen, J. (2015). In climate policy, can public ignorance be bliss? Policy Options, January 2015.

Bailey, H., A. Miele, and J. Axsen (2015). Is awareness of public charging associated with consumer interest in plug-in electric vehicles? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 36, 1-9.
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Rhodes, E., J. Axsen and M. Jaccard (2015). Gauging citizen support for a low carbon fuel standardEnergy Policy, 79, 104-114.


Axsen, J. (2014). Citizen acceptance of new fossil fuel infrastructure: Value theory and Canada’s Northern Gateway PipelineEnergy Policy, 75, 255-265.

Rhodes, E., J. Axsen and M. Jaccard (2014). Does effective climate policy require well-informed citizen support? Global Environmental Change. 29, 92-104.

Wolinetz, M. and J. Axsen (2014). The Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirement Regulation: Current Impacts and Future Potential of British Columbia’s Transportation Fuel Regulation, Report, Prepared by Navius Research for public release, August, 2014.

Wolinetz, M. and J. Axsen (2014). B.C. clean fuel regulation works: Let’s keep it clean, clear cut and strong (Op-Ed)Vancouver Sun, September 24, 2014.

Cusack, D., J. Axsen, R. Shwom, L. Hartzell-Nichols, S. White, K. Mackey (2014). Assessing climate engineering solutions as complements to mitigation: An interdisciplinary framework. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(5), 280-287.

Axsen, J., and K.S. Kurani (2014). Social influence and pro-environmental behavior: The reflexive layers of influence frameworkEnvironment and Planning B, 41(5), 847-862.