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First-and second-best allocations under economic and environmental uncertainty

  • Konstantinos Angelopoulos
  • George Economides
  • Apostolis Philippopoulos

This paper uses a micro-founded DSGE model to compare second-best optimal environmental policy and the resulting allocation to first-best allocation. The focus is on the source and size of uncertainty, and how this affects optimal choices and the inferiority of second best vis-à-vis first best.

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Paper provided by Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow in its series Working Papers with number 2010_35.

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