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Reimund Schwarze, Georg Meran: A Theory of Optimal Green Defaults


This paper develops an analytical framework for studying the Baumol–Oates efficiency of traditional single instrument abatement policies vis-à-vis green defaults in the face of price inertia and passive choice by subpopulations. In this special case of behavioural heterogeneity, command and control approaches can outperform price-based instruments while pure tax/subsidy schemes need to be adjusted in order to achieve politically desired levels of abatement. We also prove that choice-preserving nudges are superior to any single-instrument policy in this case. An average marginal abatement cost rule is developed to optimize the green defaults and traditional policies of standards and prices under different degrees of market rigidity.

Autor Reimund Schwarze, Georg Meran
Titel des Aufsatzes A Theory of Optimal Green Defaults
Jahr 2018
Zeitschrift Zeitschrift Sustainability
Ausgabe / Nummer (10) 2902

Einordnung in die Universitätsstruktur

Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Professur für VWL, insb. internationale Umweltökonomie

Bibliographische Angabe

Reimund Schwarze, Georg Meran: A Theory of Optimal Green Defaults. In: Sustainability (10) 2902, 2018 .