Ex-ante regulations and ex-post liabilities for using a new technology will induce additional costs for adopters. The standard model is advanced by including irreversibility and uncertainty and taking into account transaction costs of negotiating possible cost reductions. The case analysed is the coexistence policy for GM crops in the European Union. Results show, the design of the rules and regulations can provide strong incentives for regional agglomeration of GM and non-GM farmers.

Redner/-in

Justus Wesseler

Wageningen Universiteit Niederlande

Termin

12.11.2007 | 16:00 - 17:30

Veranstaltungsort

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim

Raum

Heinz-König-Hall

Kontakt

Senior Researcher