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Minimum Participation Rules with Heterogeneous Countries

  • Hans-Peter Weikard

    (Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

  • Leo Wangler

    (Department of Economics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)

  • Andreas Freytag

    (Department of Economics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)

Almost all international environmental agreements include a minimum participation rule. Under such a rule an agreement becomes legally binding if and only if a certain threshold in terms of membership or contribution is reached. We analyze a cartel game with open membership and heterogeneous countries to study the endogenous choice of a minimum participation rule and its role for the success of international environmental agreeme

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2009-077.

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Date of creation: 25 Sep 2009
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Publication status: Published as "Minimum Participation Rules with Heterogeneous Countries", in: Environmental and Resource Economics 62 (2015), 711-727.
Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2009-077
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