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2005-01-01 | Peer Reviewed

Global environmental problems, efficiency and limited altruism

Johansson-Stenman, Olof. 2005. “Global environmental problems, efficiency and limited altruism.” Economics Letters 86:1: 101-106.
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Global environmental problems are often assumed to imply extensive inefficiencies since there is no global authority corresponding to the government at a national level.

This paper shows, on the contrary, that rich countries in a free unregulated market may still undertake globally efficient abatement investments, given the existence of limited non-paternalistic altruism.