EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Supply-Side Climate Policy: On the Role of Exploration and Asymmetric Information

Thomas Eichner () and Rüdiger Pethig ()
Additional contact information
Thomas Eichner: University of Hagen

Environmental & Resource Economics, 2019, vol. 74, issue 1, No 15, 397-420

Abstract: Abstract In the world economy with interdependent markets for fossil fuel deposits and extracted fossil fuel, a coalition of countries may fight climate change by purchasing fossil fuel deposits for preservation. Harstad (J Polit Econ 120:77–115, 2012) has shown that the coalition’s supply-side climate policy implements the first-best. The present paper focuses on the role exploration and asymmetric information with respect to climate damage plays for the efficiency of unilateral supply-side climate policy. Under the assumption of non-strategic exploration and truthful reporting of climate damage, the deposit policy turns out to be efficient. If exploration is used strategically or the coalition misreports its climate damage, however, the deposit policy becomes inefficient.

Keywords: Coalition; Deposit; Extraction; Exploration; Asymmetric; Information (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q31 Q38 Q55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10640-019-00323-0 Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:enreec:v:74:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s10640-019-00323-0

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... al/journal/10640/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s10640-019-00323-0

Access Statistics for this article

Environmental & Resource Economics is currently edited by Ian J. Bateman

More articles in Environmental & Resource Economics from Springer, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

 
Page updated 2021-01-11
Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:74:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s10640-019-00323-0