International Climate Policy and Fairness Preferences: An Experimental Study

International Climate Policy and Fairness Preferences: An Experimental Study

Given the relevance of fairness preferences for global environmental problems the project had two main objectives. Firstly, it was tested whether the behaviour of subjects in free-rider experiments and simple sequential games is consistent with fairness preferences according to the model of Fehr/Schmidt (1999). The theoretical implications of the model, the central assumption of the stability of preferences as well as selected comparative static effects was investigated in this study. Secondly, the structure of fairness preferences of decision makers in international climate policy was analysed with the help of laboratory experiments. Therefore, the project allowed a comprehensive test of the Fehr/Schmidt approach and investigated the importance of fairness preferences in international climate policy.

Project members

Astrid Dannenberg

Astrid Dannenberg

Coordinator
Research Associate

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Conference on Regulating Financial Markets

The organisers, the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Research Center SAFE, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), jointly organise the conference on…
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Research Associate, Prof. Dr. Astrid Dannenberg