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Anticipated international environmental agreements

Ömer T. Açıkgöz and Hassan Benchekroun ()

European Economic Review, 2017, vol. 92, issue C, 306-336

Abstract: Consider a situation in which countries anticipate an international environmental agreement (IEA) to be in effect sometime in the future. What is the impact of the future IEA on current emissions after its announcement? We show that the answer to this question is ambiguous.

Keywords: International environmental agreements; Climate agreement; Future agreements; Transboundary pollution; Dynamic games (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q53 Q54 Q58 Q59 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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