Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159789
Authors: 
Mantovani, Andrea
Tarola, Ornella
Vergari, Cecilia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 950
Abstract: 
We analyse how market competition in a vertically differentiated polluting industry is affected by product variants that comply at different levels with "green" social norms. A green consumption behaviour is considered as a byword of good citizenship. Consumer preferences depend on a combination of hedonic quality and compliance with the norms. Assuming that the high hedonic quality variant complies less with the norms than the low hedonic quality one, we characterize the different equilibrium configurations, depending on the perceived intensity of such norms. Then, we focus on the role that institutions may have in using these norms to reduce pollution emissions.
JEL: 
D62
L13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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