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Minimum Participation Rules with Heterogeneous Countries

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  • 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)

Abstract

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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  • Hans-Peter Weikard & Leo Wangler & Andreas Freytag, 2009. "Minimum Participation Rules with Heterogeneous Countries," Jena Economic Research Papers 2009-077, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
  • Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2009-077
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    Keywords

    Minimum participation rules; international environmental agreements; coalition formation; transboundary pollution; environmental policy coordination;

    JEL classification:

    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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