Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives

34 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2014 Last revised: 17 Feb 2014

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Sergio Currarini

University of Leicester - Department of Economics; Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Carmen Marchiori

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Alessandro Tavoni

University of Bologna; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

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Date Written: February 5, 2014

Abstract

Recent research in the field of network economics has shown how explicitly modelling the network structure of social and economic relations can provide significant theoretical insights, as well as account for previously unexplained empirical evidence. Despite their critical importance to many environmental problems, network structures and dynamics have been largely disregarded by the environmental economics literature. This paper aims to begin to fill this gap by analyzing how networks can provide new insights for both theory and practice, and identifying several avenues for future research. The paper addresses questions pertaining to a wide range of issues, including the adoption and diffusion of green technologies, access to and distribution of natural resources, common-pool resource management and governance, and the stability of international environmental coalitions.

Keywords: Networks, Environmental Externalities, Technological Diffusion, Gas Pipelines Common-pool Resources, Multi-level Governance, Coalitions

JEL Classification: L14, Q5, O3

Suggested Citation

Currarini, Sergio and Marchiori, Carmen and Tavoni, Alessandro, Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives (February 5, 2014). FEEM Working Paper No. 6.2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2391267 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2391267

Sergio Currarini (Contact Author)

University of Leicester - Department of Economics ( email )

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Carmen Marchiori

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Alessandro Tavoni

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