Adaptation for Mitigation

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-126/III

42 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2014

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Masako Ikefuji

University of Tsukuba

J.R. Magnus

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics

Hiroaki Sakamoto

Waseda University - School of Social Science

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Date Written: September 19, 2014

Abstract

This paper develops a dynamic model consisting of two regions (North and South), in which the accumulation of human capital is negatively influenced by the global stock of pollution. By characterizing the equilibrium strategy of each region, we show that the regions' best responses can be strategic complements through a dynamic complementarity effect. The model is used to analyze the impact of adaptation assistance from North to South. It is shown that North's unilateral assistance to South (thus enhancing South's adaptation capacity) can facilitate pollution mitigation in both regions, especially when the assistance is targeted at human capital protection.

Keywords: Climate change, mitigation, adaptation, human capital

JEL Classification: D91, Q54, Q58

Suggested Citation

Ikefuji, Masako and Magnus, Jan R. and Sakamoto, Hiroaki, Adaptation for Mitigation (September 19, 2014). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-126/III. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2498423 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2498423

Masako Ikefuji (Contact Author)

University of Tsukuba ( email )

Tsukuba University , Ibaraki Ken
Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Ibaraki 3050006
Japan

Jan R. Magnus

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

Hiroaki Sakamoto

Waseda University - School of Social Science ( email )

Japan

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