Welcome to the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment at Arizona State University.

Established in 2006, CBIE’s aim is to provide a transdisciplinary research and educational environment in which to perform institutional analysis of social-ecological systems. Scholars of diverse disciplinary backgrounds work together to study the governance of common resources at different levels of scale, especially small-scale irrigation systems. With archaeologists and anthropologists, we study origins of cooperative behavior in hunter-gatherer societies. Furthermore, we study the use of smart phones in stimulating collective action, such as recycling, in large-scale social networks.

Through our weekly seminar series, various research projects and esteemed visitors, we provide a dynamic context of collaborative research.

I invite you to learn more about CBIE from this website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

Thank you.

Marco A. Janssen
Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment