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Toward Farsightedly Stable International Environmental Agreements, Part two

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  • Dritan Osmani
  • Richard S.J. Tol

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    (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland)

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We investigate the stability of International Environmental Agreements (IEA) by applying game theory. The paper extends further our previous research on farsightedly stable coalitions and preferred farsightedly stable coalitions (Osmani & Tol 2007). The integrated assessment model FUND provides the cost-bene¯t payo® functions of pollution abatement for sixteen di®erent world regions. The stability concept of d'Aspremont et al. (1983) and farsighted stability of Chwe (1994) are compared. The d'Aspremont stability assumes that players are myopic while the farsighted stability concept captures the perfect foresight of the players and predicts which coalitions can be formed when players are farsighted. All farsightedly stable and D'Aspremont stable coalitions are found and their improvement to environment and welfare are computed.

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Paper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-149.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
Date of revision: Oct 2007
Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:149

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Keywords: game theory; integrated assessment modeling; farsighted stability; D'Aspremont stability; coalition formation;

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  1. Dritan Osmani & Richard S.J. Tol, 2007. "A short note on joint welfare maximization assumptions," Working Papers FNU-150, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Oct 2007.
  2. Dritan Osmani & Richard S.J. Tol, 2008. "Evolution in time of Farsightedly Stable Coalitions: An Application of FUND," Working Papers FNU-162, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised May 2008.
  3. Pushpam Kumar & Uwe A. Schneider, 2008. "Greenhouse gas emission mitigation through agriculture," Working Papers FNU-155, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Feb 2008.

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