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A short note on joint welfare maximization assumptions

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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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Non-cooperative game theoretical models of international environmental agreements (IEAs) use the assumption that coalition of signatories maximize their joint welfare. The joint maxi- mization assumption is compared with di®erent sharing pro¯t schemes such as Shapley value, Nash bargaining solution and Consensus Value. The results show that the joint welfare max- imization assumption is similar with Nash Bargaining solution.

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Paper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-150.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
Date of revision: Oct 2007
Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:150

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Keywords: game theory; coalition formation; joint welfare maximization; Shapley value; Nash bargaining solution; Consensus Value; international environmental agreements;

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  1. Dritan Osmani, . "A note on optimal transfer schemes, stable coalition for environmental protection and joint maximization assumption," Working Papers FNU-176, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University.

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