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Simulating a sequential coalition formation process for the climate change problem: first come, but second served?

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  • Michael Finus

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  • Bianca Rundshagen

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  • Johan Eyckmans

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We analyze stability of self-enforcing climate agreements, considering a sequential coalition formation process of heterogeneous and farsighted players. Players can make proposals which are either accepted or countered by alternative proposals. We discuss the conceptual difficulties of implementing and solving such a game and the strategic options arising in a sequential process. This is illustrated with simple examples and with numerical simulations using the CLIMNEG world simulation model (CWSM). Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014

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  • Michael Finus & Bianca Rundshagen & Johan Eyckmans, 2014. "Simulating a sequential coalition formation process for the climate change problem: first come, but second served?," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 220(1), pages 5-23, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:annopr:v:220:y:2014:i:1:p:5-23:10.1007/s10479-010-0815-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s10479-010-0815-x
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    Keywords

    International climate agreements; Sequential coalition formation; Integrated assessment model;

    JEL classification:

    • C79 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Other
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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