Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

The Efficiency of Direct Public Involvement in Environmental Policymaking: An Experimental Test

Contents:

Author Info

  • Christopher Bruce

    (University of Calgary)

  • Jeremy Clark

Abstract

In collaborative negotiation, representatives of interested parties are charged with the responsibility of developing a set of public policies that is mutually satisfactory. Although this approach has become popular in environmental negotiations, little is known about the characteristics of the outcomes that are reached. We use laboratory experiments to test whether a number of axiomatic models of bargaining can cast light on this question. As most such conflicts are multi-dimensional, we ask pairs of subjects to negotiate over two goods, with no cash side payments. We examine: whether parties with an initial endowment that is Pareto inefficient will make trades until they reach an efficient allocation; whether parties reach the Nash bargain when it coincides with or conflicts with outcomes that maximise the parties' joint payoffcs and with outcomes at which the parties' receive equal payoffs; and whether behavior varies as subjects are provided with varying amounts of information.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://econ.ucalgary.ca/sites/econ.ucalgary.ca/files/unitis/publications/162-34114/Bargaining_experiment_WP20_.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Calgary in its series Working Papers with number 2008-20.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 19 Jan 2008
Date of revision: 19 Jan 2008
Handle: RePEc:clg:wpaper:2008-20

Contact details of provider:
Postal: 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-5857
Fax: (403) 282-5262
Web page: http://econ.ucalgary.ca/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords:

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth & Spitzer, Matthew L, 1982. "The Coase Theorem: Some Experimental Tests," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 25(1), pages 73-98, April.
  2. Harrison, Glenn W & McKee, Michael, 1985. "Experimental Evaluation of the Coase Theorem," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 28(3), pages 653-70, October.
  3. Ariel Rubinstein, 2010. "Perfect Equilibrium in a Bargaining Model," Levine's Working Paper Archive 252, David K. Levine.
  4. Murnigham, J.K. & Roth, A.E. & Schoumaker, F., 1985. "Risk Aversion in Bargaining: an Experimental Study," Cahiers de recherche 8536, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
  5. Ashenfelter, Orley & Johnson, George E, 1969. "Bargaining Theory, Trade Unions, and Industrial Strike Activity," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 59(1), pages 35-49, March.
  6. Charles A. Holt & Susan K. Laury, 2002. "Risk Aversion and Incentive Effects," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(5), pages 1644-1655, December.
  7. Roth, Alvin E. & Malouf, Michael W. K. & Murnighan, J. Keith, 1981. "Sociological versus strategic factors in bargaining," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 153-177, June.
  8. Roth, Alvin E & Schoumaker, Francoise, 1983. "Expectations and Reputations in Bargaining: An Experimental Study," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 73(3), pages 362-72, June.
  9. Bruce, Christopher, 2006. "Modeling the environmental collaboration process: A deductive approach," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(3), pages 275-286, September.
  10. Nash, John, 1950. "The Bargaining Problem," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 18(2), pages 155-162, April.
  11. Jeremy Clark, 1998. "Fairness in Public Good Provision: An Investigation of Preferences for Equality and Proportionality," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 31(3), pages 708-729, August.
  12. Rhoads, Thomas A & Shogren, Jason F, 2003. "Regulation through Collaboration: Final Authority and Information Symmetry in Environmental Coasean Bargaining," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 24(1), pages 63-89, July.
  13. Harsanyi,John C., 1986. "Rational Behaviour and Bargaining Equilibrium in Games and Social Situations," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521311830, December.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Christopher Bruce, 2012. "The Use of Collaborative Bargaining in Agricultural Policy-Making," Working Papers 2012-04, Department of Economics, University of Calgary.
  2. Christopher Bruce & Jeremy Clark, 2009. "The Impact of Entitlements and Equity on Cooperative Bargaining: An Experiment," Working Papers 2009-18, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, revised 05 Jan 2011.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:clg:wpaper:2008-20. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (May Ives).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.