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Integrated Assessment Modeling: Modules for Cooperation

22 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2002  

Carlo Jaeger

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Marian Leimbach

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Carlo Carraro

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); Ca' Foscari University of Venice; CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (Climate Policy Division); IPCC; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; Green Growth Knowledge Platform; International Center for Climate Governance

Klaus Hasselmann

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Jean-Charles Hourcade

CIRED, International Research Center on Environment & Development, France

Andrew Keeler

University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Rupert Klein

Center for Scientific Computing Berlin (ZIB); Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Date Written: July 2002

Abstract

An integrated assessment (IA) model combines knowledge from very different disciplines in view of a practical problem. Most models developed so far are rather monolithic in the sense that it is difficult to combine components from different models for purposes of new assessments. We propose to develop a modular approach to IA based on advances in knowledge management as well as in object oriented software engineering. The incentive structure of modular IA is based on turning the knowledge produced neither into public nor into private, but rather into club goods. Competition amongst modelers becomes a process of discovery at the level of module design and module coupling, with strong synergies between competing teams. Together they develop a community pool of IAM-modules, along with software and know-how for running them in varying combinations.

Keywords: Modular Integrated Assessment, Knowledge Management, Decision Support

JEL Classification: A12, B41, C80

Suggested Citation

Jaeger, Carlo and Leimbach, Marian and Carraro, Carlo and Hasselmann, Klaus and Hourcade, Jean-Charles and Keeler, Andrew and Klein, Rupert, Integrated Assessment Modeling: Modules for Cooperation (July 2002). FEEM Working Paper No. 53.2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=318680 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.318680

Carlo Jaeger (Contact Author)

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) ( email )

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Marian Leimbach

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) ( email )

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Carlo Carraro

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

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Klaus Hasselmann

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law ( email )

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Jean-Charles Hourcade

CIRED, International Research Center on Environment & Development, France ( email )

Campus du Jardin Tropical
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France

Andrew Keeler

University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics ( email )

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United States
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Rupert Klein

Center for Scientific Computing Berlin (ZIB) ( email )

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) ( email )

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