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Cooperation and paradoxes in climate economics


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Title: Cooperation and paradoxes in climate economics
Authors: Zhang, Xiao-Bing
E-mail: Xiao-Bing.Zhang@economics.gu.se
Xiao-Bing.Zhang@outlook.com
Issue Date: 4-Mar-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economics ; Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik
Date of Defence: 2015-03-26
Disputation: torsdagen den 26 mars 2015, kl 10.15, i sal E44, Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik, Vasagatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Economic Studies
218
Keywords: carbon taxation
innovation
uncertainty
dynamic game
imperfect compliance
state-dependent targeted enforcement
technology adoption
emission standards
climate change
cooperation
Abstract: Paper I: Strategic Carbon Taxation and Energy Pricing: The Role of Innovation. This paper uses a dynamic game to investigate the strategic interactions between carbon taxation by a coalition of resource consumers and (wellhead) energy pricing by a producers’ cartel under the possibility of innovation in a cheap carbon-free technology. The timing of innovation is uncertain, but can be affected by the amount spent on R&D. The results show that the expectation of possible innovation decreases both ... more
ISBN: 978-91-85169-91-7 (printed)
978-91-85169-92-4 (pdf)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38164
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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