Communication à un séminaire :

Franz Wirl (Université de Vienne), « Global Warming and Heterogeneous (Green and Brown) Consumers », Environment Economics Seminar, TSE, Toulouse, 17 mai 2010, 11:00-12:30, salle MF 323.
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This paper considers a familiar dynamic tragedy of the commons (‘global warming’) and investigates whether and by how much green polluters can mitigate such tragedies. Green consumers feel penalized (‘pain’) for any consumption in excess of the social optimum, which can arise e.g., from Kant’s morale imperative. In addition the interplays among and between green and brown consumers are investigated as differential games. Green preferences, heterogeneity of consumers and the irreversibility of emissions lead to discontinuous strategies, a number non-trivial and even puzzling features.

Codes JEL

C61 : Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
C62 : Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium

Groupe thématique TSE

Economie de l'environnement et ressources naturelles