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Economics of International Environmental Agreements

A Critical Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by M. Özgür Kayalıca, Selim Çağatay, Hakan Mıhçı


292 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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International environmental agreements provide a basis for countries to address ecological problems on a global scale. However, countries are heterogeneous with respect to their economic structures and to the problems relating to the environment that they encounter. Therefore, economic externalities and global environmental conflicts are common and can cause problems in implementation and compliance with international agreements.

Economics of International Environmental Agreements illuminates those issues and factors that might cause some countries or firms to take different positions on common problems. This book explores why international environmental agreements deal with some problems successfully but fail with others. The chapters address issues that are global in nature, such as: transboundary pollution, provision of global public goods, individual preferences of inequality- aversion, global cooperation, self-enforcing international environmental agreements, emission standards, abatement costs, environmental quota, technology agreement and adoption and international institutions. They examine the necessary conditions for the improved performance of international environmental agreements, how cooperation among countries can be improved and the incentives that can be created for voluntary compliance with international environmental agreements.

This text is of great importance to academics, students and policy makers who are interested in environmental economics, policy and politics, as well as environmental law.

Table of Contents


Part I Stability: External and Internal

1. What Drives Compliance with International Environmental Agreements? A Political Economy Analysis of International and National Determinants

Sarah Al Doyaili and Leo Wangler

2. Stable Environmental Agreements and International Trade In Asymmetric Oligopoly Markets

Michel Cavagnac and Guillaume Cheikbossian

3. The Effects of Inequality Aversion on the Formatıon of Climate Coalition: Theory and Experimental Evidence

Yu-Hsuan Lin

Part II Heterogeneous Countries

4. Transnational Environmental Agreements with Heterogeneous Actors

Achim Hagen, Leonhard Kähler and Klaus Eisenack

5. International Trade and Environmental Cooperation among Heterogeneous Countries

Soham Baksi and Amrita Ray Chaudhuri

6. The Effects of Labor Intensity and Pollution Damage on Government Policies and Location Choice

Benan Zeki Orbay and Narod Erkol 

Part III Firm Heterogeneity

7. Foreign Penetration and Environmental Policies

Sajal Lahiri and Yingyi Tsai

8. Abatement Level in Environmental Agreements when Firms are Heterogeneous in Abatement Cost

Luis Gautier

9. Environmental Quota in an Asymmetric Trade Competition with Heterogeneous Firms

Rafael Salvador Espinosa Ramirez and M. Özgür Kayalıca

Part IV Environmental Technology

10. The Effectiveness of International Technology Agreements for Environmental Issues: The Impacts of R&D Costs

Chisa Kajita and Toshiyuki Fujita

11. Adaptation Technology and Free-Riding Incentives in International Environmental Agreements

Hassan Benchekroun, Walid Marrouch and Amrita Ray Chaudhuri

12. Cooperation in Environmental Standarts when Abatement Technology Differs

Merve Kumaş, M. Özgür Kayalıca and Gülgün Kayakutlu

Part V International Institutions

13. Challenges of Governing International Energy Transitions: International Renewable Energy Agency as a Solution?

Yasemin Atalay

14. Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Carbon Cycle Frame: What will the Future Look Like?

Onur Tutulmaz and Selim Çağatay

Concluding Remarks

About the Editors

M. Özgür Kayalica is a professor of Economics at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. One of his main research interests is environmental economics, especially the environment and trade issues, with game theoretic applications.

Selim Çagatay is a professor of Economics at Akdeniz University, Turkey. His research focuses on sustainable development, migration and applied policy analysis.

Hakan Mihçi is a professor of Economics at Hacettepe University, Turkey. One of his main research interests is development economics, especially human development and environment-related issues.

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics

Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics was established in 2001 and has since provided a key port of call for leading research in the field. As well as the core discipline of environmental economics, the remit of the series extends to natural resources, ecological economics, environmental studies and environmental science, with issues explored including energy, permit trading, valuation, taxation and climate change. The series is edited by Nick Hanley of the University of St Andrews.

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