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Financial transfers to ensure cooperative international optimality in stock pollutant abatement

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  • GERMAIN , Marc

    (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

  • TOINT , Philippe

    (Département de Mathématique, Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix,)

  • TULKENS, Henry


    (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

It is well known that the transnational character of many environmental problems requires cooperation amongst the countries involved, if a social optimum is at all to be achieved. Most of the numerous contributions dealing with the problems raised by the cooperation issue bear only on pollutants that do not accumulate: they are thus only relevant in a static, or a-temporal, context. On the other hand, many contributions which deal with the dynamic dimension of the problem when the pollutant accumulates leave aside the issue of the voluntary implementation of the international optimum. The aim of the present contribution is to overtake the two above limita- tions. Using both cooperative and differential game theories, we design a scheme of financial transfers between countries such that aggregate abatement costs are covered in a way that makes cooperation both individually rational and strategically stable.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 1997001.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 1997
Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1997001
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