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EE Seminar

Environmental Economics Seminar

Voluntary agreements as correlated equilibria of a subscription game


Anne-Sarah Chiambretto
Assistant Professor at CEE-M (SupaAgro Montpellier)



I develop a subscription game, modified so as to represent firms’ incentives to participate to an environmental Volun- tary Agreement (VA). Specifically, I assume the VA is preemptive, i.e. it occurs under the threat of a mandatory regulation. I suggest the use of a correlating device to strengthen firms participation, formalized by the concept of correlated equilibrium (CE). I characterize the multiple pure and mixed Nash equilibria (NE) of the game without the correlating device. I find that such a device not only solves the problem raised by multiplicity of NE, but also ensures that a higher expected aggregate payoff is reached for any given level of threat. I provide a full comparative efficiency analysis after the optimal CE is characterized, and study the impact of the threat stringency. Finally, I illustrate the general results in a specified example of pollution abatement model

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Montpellier SupAgro / INRA - Bat. 26 - Centre de documentation Pierre Bartoli
2 Place Pierre Viala, 34000 Montpellier, France

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Nov 09, 2018


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