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Nested externalities and polycentric institutions: must we wait for global solutions to climate change before taking actions at other scales?

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  • Elinor Ostrom, 2012. "Nested externalities and polycentric institutions: must we wait for global solutions to climate change before taking actions at other scales?," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 49(2), pages 353-369, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:49:y:2012:i:2:p:353-369
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-010-0558-6
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    Keywords

    Global public goods; Climate policy; Collective-action theory; H4; Q2;

    JEL classification:

    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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