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Prospects of Tools from Differential Games in the Study Of Macroeconomics of Climate Change

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  • Engwerda, J.C.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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Abstract: In this note we sketch a dynamic framework within which the discussion on the macro economic effects of climate change take place. The problem setting is characterized by scientific uncertainties about the development of climate, potential large economic losses and human beings having their specific features. Some considerations about climate change, macroeconomics and their relationship are given. A characteristic feature of the problem setting is that there are multiple decision makers interacting in a dynamic world with large uncertainties. Problems of this type have been studied extensively by (dynamic) game theory. A rough literature review is provided and some items open for future research are indicated.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2012-045.

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Keywords: Climate change; environmental change; macro-economic effects; dynamic games;

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