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First-and second-best allocations under economic and environmental uncertainty

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  • Konstantinos Angelopoulos
  • George Economides
  • Apostolis Philippopoulos

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This paper uses a micro-founded DSGE model to compare second-best optimal environmental policy and the resulting allocation to first-best allocation. The focus is on the source and size of uncertainty, and how this affects optimal choices and the inferiority of second best vis-à-vis first best.

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Paper provided by Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow in its series Working Papers with number 2010_35.

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Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Handle: RePEc:gla:glaewp:2010_35

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Keywords: General equilibrium; uncertainty; environmental policy; second best;

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  1. Konstantinos Angelopoulos & George Economides & Apostolis Philippopoulos, 2012. "Public Good Provision with Robust Decision Making," CESifo Working Paper Series 3996, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Doda, Baran, 2014. "Evidence on business cycles and CO2 emissions," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 214-227.

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