Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56890
Authors: 
Freytag, Andreas
Güth, Werner
Koppel, Hannes
Wangler, Leo
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2010,086
Abstract: 
Viewing individual contributions as investments in emission reduction we rely on the familiar linear public goods-game to set global reduction targets which, if missed, imply that all payoffs are destroyed with a certain probability. Regulation by milestones does not only impose a final reduction target but also intermediate ones. In our leading example the regulating agency is Mother Nature but our analysis can, of course, be applied to other regulating agencies as well. We are mainly testing for milestone effects by varying the size of milestones in addition to changing the marginal productivity of individual contributions and the probability to lose.
Subjects: 
cumulative public goods
milestones
climate change
experiment
JEL: 
C92
D78
H41
Q54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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