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Allocations and manipulation in Kyoto type protocols


  • Sudhir A. Shah

    (Delhi School of Economics)


We study an incomplete information, non-cooperative model of the determination of national emission endowments under a Kyoto type protocol with heterogeneous nations. The model generates a link between national types and equilibrium na-tional emission caps. We analyze this link to (a) derive the type-contingent ordering of emission allocations, (b) study the effects of growth on emission al-locations, and (c) study the strategies that nations can use to manipulate the emission allocation process. Synthesizing these results allows us to derive the implications of national heterogeneity and asymmetry of economic power in the capping process.

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  • Sudhir A. Shah, 2004. "Allocations and manipulation in Kyoto type protocols," Working papers 125, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:cde:cdewps:125

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    correlated equilibrium; heterogeneity; incomplete information; Kyoto protocol; manipulation; non-cooperative game.;

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    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • Q21 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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