Coordinating to Protect the Global Climate

6 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2012  

Alessandro Tavoni

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); Princeton University - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Date Written: April 11, 2012

Abstract

Efforts to provide global public goods clash with the challenges of coordinating contributions and distributing costs equitably. In this experimental setting, the researchers distribute endowments unequally among a group of people who can reach a target sum through successive contributions. Results suggest that coordination-promoting institutions and early redistribution are decisive for the avoidance of global calamities.

Keywords: Climate Change

JEL Classification: Q5

Suggested Citation

Tavoni, Alessandro, Coordinating to Protect the Global Climate (April 11, 2012). Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), April 11, 2012 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2038376

Alessandro Tavoni (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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Princeton University - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( email )

Princeton, NJ 08544
United States

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

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