The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change

Adaptation Behaviors, Global Public Goods, Breakthrough Technologies, and Policy-Making

1st Edition - June 21, 2017

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  • Author: S. Niggol Seo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128118740
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128118757

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The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change: Adaptation Behaviors, Global Public Goods, Breakthrough Technologies, and Policy-Making shows readers how to understand mitigation strategies emerging from global warming policy discussions and the ways that changing climate conditions can alter these strategies. Through quantitative analyses, case studies and policy examples, this bottom-up approach to climate change economics gives readers the tools to create effective responses to global warming. This self-contained book on the topic covers key scientific and economic subjects in an applied, innovative and immediately relevant fashion.

Key Features

  • Unravels individual behaviors and national policies about global warming by evaluating their evolving motives and incentives
  • Provides an economic analysis of the ways individuals makes decisions when faced with climate change
  • Details a full range of alternative economic and policy responses, placing them in an integrated conceptual and policy framework

Readership

Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students working on climate change issues, particularly the behavioral and policy dimensions of global warming

Table of Contents

  • 1. An Introduction to the Behavioral Economics of Climate Change for Provision of Global Public Goods
    2. The Theory of Public Goods and Their Efficient Provisions
    3. Designing Global Warming Policies and Major Challenges
    4. A Globally Optimal Carbon Price Policy from Noncooperative Behavioral Standpoints
    5. Breakthrough Technologies: Technological Innovations as an Alternative Global Warming Solution
    6. Adaptation Paradigm as an Alternative Global Warming Policy
    7. Negotiating a Global Public Good: Lessons from Global Warming Conferences and Future Directions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: June 21, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128118740
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128118757

About the Author

S. Niggol Seo

Professor S. Niggol Seo is a natural resource economist who specializes in the study of global warming. He received his PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Yale University in 2006 with a dissertation on microbehavioral models of global warming. Since 2003, he has worked with the World Bank on various climate change projects in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He held professor positions in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Australia from 2006 to 2015. Since September 2015, he is Professor of Environmental & Natural Resource Economics at the Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies in Seoul, South Korea. Prof. Seo has published six books and over 50 international journal articles on the economics of global warming.

Affiliations and Expertise

Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies, Seoul, South Korea

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