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Communications at congresses:
Dynamics in the governance of collective irrigation systems: Evidence from field experiments in Nicaragua
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Natural economic resources
Information
Abstract
In this paper, we investigate the real demand for climate protection when the purely individual perspective of existing revealed preference studies is relaxed. This is achieved in two treatments; first, we determine the information subjects receive about the demand revealed by other subjects in a similar decision making situation, second, collective action is implemented whereby all subjects are required to purchase the group?s median quantity at a given price. Participants in the experiment were offered the opportunity to contribute to climate protection by purchasing European Union Allowances. Allowances purchased were withdrawn from the European Emissions Trading Scheme. In our experiment, information about other subjects? behaviour has no treatment effect on the demand for climate protection. Under collective action however, the probability of purchasing allowances is higher compared to the reference treatment situation, an individual contribution mechanism. Furthermore, we observe a strong correlation between subjects? demand and their expectations about other participants? behaviour. When collective action is not available, subjects? e xpectations are consistent with free rider behaviour.
International
Si
Congress
20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
960
Place
Toulouse, Francia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
00000000
Start Date
25/06/2013
End Date
29/06/2013
From page
1
To page
1
on-line http://www.webmeets.com/files/papers/EAERE/2013/1150/dynamics_irrigation_game_eaere2013.pdf
Participants
  • Autor: Paula Novo Núñez (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
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