Game Theory And International Environmental Cooperation
Michael Finus, Professor, Chair in Environmental Economics at the University of Bath, UK
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Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics series
Since there is no supranational institution which can enforce international environmental agreements (IEAs), international cooperation proves difficult in practice. Global emissions exhibit negative externalities in countries other than that of their origin and hence there is a high interdependence between countries, and strategic considerations play an important role. Game theory analyses the interaction between agents and formulates hypotheses about their behavior and the final outcomes in games. Hence, international environmental problems are particularly suited for analysis by this method.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Important Terms, Notation and Classification of Games 3. Static Games with Discrete Strategy Space 4. Finite Dynamic Games with Discrete Strategy Space: A First Approach 5. Infinite Dynamic Games with Discrete Strategy Space: A First Approach 6. Finite Dynamic Games with Discrete Strategy Space: A Second Approach 7. Infinite Dynamic Games with Discrete Strategy Space: A Second Approach 8. Issue Linkage 9. Static Games with Continuous Strategy Space: Global Emission Game 10. Finite Dynamic Games with Continuous Strategy Space and Static Representations of Dynamic Games 11. Bargaining over a Uniform Emission Reduction Quota and a Uniform Emission Tax 12. Infinite Dynamic Games with Continuous Strategy Space 13. Coalition Models: A First Approach 14. Coalition Models: A Second Approach 15. Coalition Models: A Third Approach 16. Summary and Conclusions Appendices References Index