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International emissions trading: Good or bad?

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  • Holtsmark, Bjart
  • Sommervoll, Dag Einar

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Using a non-cooperative climate policy game applied in the literature, we find that an agreement with international emissions trading leads to increased emissions and reduced efficiency.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 362-364

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:362-364

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Keywords: Climate change; International environmental agreements; Emissions trading; Non-cooperative game theory;

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  1. Peter Cramton & Steven Stoft, 2010. "Price is a Better Climate Commitment," Papers of Peter Cramton 10pbcc, University of Maryland, Department of Economics - Peter Cramton, revised 2010.
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Cited by:
  1. Christoph Böhringer & Dijkstra Bouwe & Knut Einar Rosendahl, 2011. "Sectoral and Regional Expansion of Emissions Trading," Working Papers V-337-11, University of Oldenburg, Department of Economics, revised Jun 2011.
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  3. Bjart Holtsmark & Dag Einar Sommervoll, 2012. "International emissions trading in a noncooperative climate policy game," Discussion Papers 693, Research Department of Statistics Norway.

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