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On the Core of an Economy with Multilateral and Multidimensional Environmental Externalities

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  • Charles Figuieres
  • Magali Verdonck

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For simple economic models of transfrontier pollution, Chander and Tulkens (1995) and (1997) have offered a formula for transfers to sustain international cooperation on a voluntary basis and which deter coalitional free-riding under some reasonable behaviours of countries not in the coalition. Their scheme rests on the assumption that pollution is a scalar. Relaxing this assumption, interesting interactions among pollutations arise that call for a new formula. In this paper we extend Chander and Tulkens formula for this more realistic multidimensional context, and thereby enhance the practical and theoretical relevance of their seminal analysis.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series Bristol Economics Discussion Papers with number 03/548.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2003
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Handle: RePEc:bri:uobdis:03/548

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Keywords: international pollutions; Nash equilibrium; partial agreement Nash equilibrium; international transfers;

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  1. Porchiung Chou & Cheickna Sylla, 2008. "The formation of an international environmental agreement as a two-stage exclusive cartel formation game with transferable utilities," International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 317-341, December.

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