All pages with keywords: game theory

Engineering the planet’s temperature: clash or cooperation?

a commentary by Daniel Heyen, Joshua Horton, Juan Moreno-Cruz 2 April, 2019

Considerable uncertainties surround the potential of solar geoengineering, with important questions around governance. This commentary describes a game that finds out what could happen if countries were able to turn the Earth’s thermostat up or down. read more »


Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering: clash or cooperation?

Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering: clash or cooperation?

a working paper by Daniel Heyen, Joshua Horton, Juan Moreno-Cruz 14 December, 2018

This research finds that the presence of counter-geoengineering would make the risk of unilateral action to cool the climate using solar geoengineering less likely, but not always with benign effects. read more »


A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

a research article by Greer Gosnell, Alessandro Tavoni 5 May, 2017

The recent global climate change agreement in Paris leaves a wide gap between pledged and requisite emissions reductions in keeping with the commonly accepted 2 °C target. A recent strand of … read more »


Luring others into climate action: coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

a research article by Valentina Bosetti, Melanie Heugues, Alessandro Tavoni 17 February, 2017

We explore the prospects of cooperation in a threshold public bad game. The experiment’s setup allows us to investigate the issue of effort coordination between signatories and non-signatories to … read more »


Using Adaptation Insurance to Incentivize Climate-change Mitigation

Using Adaptation Insurance to Incentivize Climate-change Mitigation

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 10 February, 2017

Effective responses to climate change may demand a radical shift in human lifestyles away from self-interest for material gain, towards self-restraint for the public good. The challenge then lies … read more »


Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

a research article by Carmen Marchiori, Simon Dietz, Alessandro Tavoni 25 September, 2016

We investigate the effect of domestic politics on international environmental policy by incorporating into a classic stage game of coalition formation the phenomenon of lobbying by special-interest groups. In … read more »


A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

a working paper by Greer Gosnell, Alessandro Tavoni 15 August, 2016

The recent global climate change agreement in Paris leaves a wide gap between pledged and requisite emissions reductions in keeping with the commonly accepted 2°C target. A recent strand of … read more »


COP21: Can game theory predict a global deal on climate change?

COP21: Can game theory predict a global deal on climate change?

a commentary by Alessandro Tavoni 11 December, 2015

Climate change is a ‘wicked problem’, in the terms of game theorists. Collectively, all countries should act on climate change. But it may not always be in a country’s individual … read more »


Luring others into climate action: Coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

Luring others into climate action: Coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

a working paper by Alessandro Tavoni, Valentina Bosetti, Melanie Heugues 13 January, 2015

Cooperation between countries is required to overcome major societal problems, such as climate change. However, rational logic dictates that individual countries are incentivised not to act, instead preferring to … read more »


RSS – Armon Rezai – Trade and Resource Sustainability with Overlapping Generations

Research Seminar Serie 19 Nov 2014

Armon Rezai from the Vienna University of Economics will be the speaker for this seminar. Armon will be presenting his paper Trade and Resource Sustainability with Overlapping Generations  To download … read more »