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Adoption Gaps of Environmental Adaptation Technologies with Public Effects

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  • Angelo Antoci

    (University of Sassari)

  • Simone Borghesi

    (University of Siena and European University Institute)

  • Giulio Galdi

    (University of Siena)

  • Sergio Vergalli

    (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and University of Brescia)

Abstract

The global nature of the climatic challenge requires a high level of cooperation among agents, especially since most of the related coping strategies produce some kind of externalities toward others. Whether they are positive or negative, the presence of externalities may lead the system towards Pareto-dominated states. In this work, we study under and over-adoption of environmental adaptation technologies which enhance environmental quality for the individual while transferring externalities to other agents. We distinguish adaptation technologies between maladaptation and mitigation ones, depending on the sign of the externalities. In particular, we show that over adoption may occur for maladaptive technologies, whereas under-adoption may occur in case of mitigation. We study a model with two regions at different stages of development, which allows us to draw considerations on well-being consequences of environmental dumping.

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  • Angelo Antoci & Simone Borghesi & Giulio Galdi & Sergio Vergalli, 2019. "Adoption Gaps of Environmental Adaptation Technologies with Public Effects," Working Papers 2019.14, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  • Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2019.14
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    Keywords

    Adaptation; Negative Externalities; Evolutionary Dynamics; Public Good Game; Environmental Dumping;

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    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General

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