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Tradable emission rights and strategic interaction

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  • Nils-Henrik Mørch von der Fehr

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The use of tradable emission rights as environmental policy instruments may affect the conditions for strategic interaction between regulated firms and thus have implications for competition policy. This paper presents an analysis of how, and under what conditions, emission rights can be used strategically by oligopolistic firms for predatory and exclusionary purposes. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

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Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental & Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 3 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 129-151

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:3:y:1993:i:2:p:129-151

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Keywords: Tradable emission rights; imperfect competition; oligopoly; strategic interaction; predation;

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