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Dynamic core-theoretic cooperation in a two-dimensional international environmental model

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  • GERMAIN, Marc
  • TULKENS, Henry

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  • MAGNUS, Alphonse

Abstract

This article deals with cooperation issues in international pollution problems in a two di- mensional dynamic framework implied by the accumulation of the pollutant and of the capital goods. Assuming that countries do reevaluate at each period the advantages to cooperate or not given the current stocks of pollutant and capital, and under the assumption that damage cost functions are linear, we define at each period of time a transfer scheme between countries, which makes cooperation better for each of them than non-cooperation. This transfer scheme is also strategically stable in the sense that it discourages partial coalitions.
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  • GERMAIN, Marc & TULKENS, Henry & MAGNUS, Alphonse, 2009. "Dynamic core-theoretic cooperation in a two-dimensional international environmental model," CORE Discussion Papers 2009021, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    1. Henry Tulkens, 2016. "COP 21 and Economic Theory: Taking Stock," CESifo Working Paper Series 5918, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Tulkens, Henry, 2014. "Internal vs. core coalitional stability in the environmental externality game: A reconciliation," CORE Discussion Papers 2014058, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
    3. Henry Tulkens, 2016. "COP 21 and Economic Theory: Taking Stock," Working Papers 2016.40, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    4. Ansink, Erik & Houba, Harold, 2016. "Sustainable agreements on stochastic river flow," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 92-117.
    5. Tulkens, Henry, 2016. "COP 21 and Economic Theory: Taking Stock," ET: Economic Theory 236237, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM).

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    Keywords

    stock pollutant; capital accumulation; international environmental agreements; dynamic core solution;

    JEL classification:

    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy

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