Strategic Behavior and the Environment

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Strategic Behavior and the Environment

Print ISSN: 1944-012X
Online ISSN: 1944-0138


Ariel Dinar
University of California, Riverside, USA
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Charles Mason
University of Wyoming, USA
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Aart de Zeeuw
Tilburg University, The Netherlands
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Special Issue on ICT-based Strategies for Environmental Conflicts

The Green-Game: Accounting for Device Criticality in Resource Consolidation for Backbone IP Networks
by Aruna Prem Bianzino, Jean-Louis Rougier, Claude Chaudet and Dario Rossi

Enabling public participation in Strategic Environmental Assessment: an application of Multicriteria Analysis
by Marta Bottero, Valentina Ferretti, Giulio Mondini and Silvia Pomarico

Energy-constrained mean field games in wireless networks
by Hamidou Tembine

Volume 4, issue 1

Do Increases in Risk Mitigate the Tragedy of the Commons?

We consider the effect of an increase in the risk from pollution. We show that in the case of a flow pollution, when the number of players is sufficiently large, the result of Bramoulle and Treich [Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009], showing that a marginal increase of risk in the n...
Volume 4, issue 1

Regulating Environmental Externalities through Public Firms: A Differential Game

We investigate the possibility of using public firms to regulate polluting emissions in a Cournot oligopoly where production generates pollution and public firms are less efficient than private ones. In a differential game we compare (i) the Markov-Perfect Nash equilibrium under social planning; (ii...
Volume 4, issue 1

Absorptive Capacity, R+D Spillovers, Emissions Taxes and R+D Subsidies

In this paper, we consider a duopoly competing on quantity, where firms can invest in R&D to control their emissions. We distinguish between efforts carried out to acquire first-hand knowledge (inventive R&D) and efforts made to develop an absorptive capacity to be able to capture part of th...
Volume 4, issue 1

Pollution and Environmentalists' Participation in Emissions Trading Systems

In this paper, we show that the participation by an environmental group in a permit market does not necessarily result in more investment in abatement or even less pollution. There is a U-shaped relationship between the emission per unit of output and the extra weight given by the environmental grou...