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An international agreement with full participation to tackle the stock of greenhouse gases

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  • Kratzsch, Uwe
  • Sieg, Gernot
  • Stegemann, Ulrike

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This paper analyzes greenhouse gas emissions that build up an atmospheric stock which depreciates over time. Weakly renegotiation-proof and subgame perfect equilibria in a game of international emission reduction exist if countries put a sufficiently high weight on future payoffs, even though there is a discontinuity in the required discount factor due to the integrity of the number of punishing countries. Treaties are easier to reach if the gas depreciates slowly.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 31977.

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Keywords: global warming; international agreement; weak renegotiation-proofness;

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