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Is emission intensity or output U-shaped in the strictness of environmental policy? (2017)
Journal Article
Dijkstra, B. R., & Gil-Moltó, M. J. (in press). Is emission intensity or output U-shaped in the strictness of environmental policy?. Journal of Public Economic Theory, doi:10.1111/jpet.12277. ISSN 1097-3923

We show that, in a range of market conditions, an ever stricter environmental policy does not always lead to ever cleaner production methods and ever lower production of polluting goods. We consider an integrated technology, where firms can reduce th... Read More

Adoption incentives and environmental policy timing under asymmetric information and strategic firm behaviour (2017)
Journal Article
D'Amato, A., & Dijkstra, B. (in press). Adoption incentives and environmental policy timing under asymmetric information and strategic firm behaviour. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, doi:10.1007/s10018-017-0187-4. ISSN 1432-847X

We consider the incentives of a single firm to invest in a cleaner technology under emission quotas and emission taxation. We assume asymmetric information about the firm's cost of employing the new technology. Policy is set either before the firm in... Read More

Showdown in Schönau: a contest case study (2017)
Book
Dijkstra, B. R., & Graichen, P. R. (in press). Showdown in Schönau: a contest case study. In D. T. Rübbelke, & W. Buchholz (Eds.), The theory of externalities and public goods: essays in memory of Richard C. CornesSpringer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49442-5_15

This chapter analyzes a referendum campaign as a case study of a contest. The referendum, held in 1996 in the small German town of Schönau, led to the replacement of the convention-al electricity supplier by a firm founded by the local environmentali... Read More

Liberalizing trade in environmental goods and services (2015)
Journal Article
Dijkstra, B., & Mathew, A. (2015). Liberalizing trade in environmental goods and services. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, doi:10.1007/s10018-015-0121-6. ISSN 1432-847X

We examine the effects of trade liberalization in environmental goods in a model with one domestic downstream polluting firm and two upstream firms (one domestic, one foreign). The upstream firms offer their technologies to the downstream firm at a f... Read More

Technology choice and environmental regulation under asymmetric information (2015)
Journal Article
D'Amato, A., & Dijkstra, B. (2015). Technology choice and environmental regulation under asymmetric information. Resource and Energy Economics, 41, doi:10.1016/j.reseneeco.2015.05.001. ISSN 0928-7655

We focus on the incentives of an industry with a continuum of small firms to invest in a cleaner technology under two environmental policy instruments: tradable emission permits and emission taxation. We assume asymmetric information, in that the fir... Read More

Privatization in the presence of foreign competition and strategic policies (2014)
Journal Article
Dijkstra, B., Mathew, A., & Mukherjee, A. (2014). Privatization in the presence of foreign competition and strategic policies. Journal of Economics, 114(3), doi:10.1007/s00712-014-0407-3. ISSN 0976-5239

Recent evidence shows that developing and transition economies are increasingly privatizing their public firms and also experiencing rapid growth of inward foreign direct investment (FDI). In an international mixed oligopoly with strategic tax/subsid... Read More

Sectoral and regional expansion of emissions trading (2014)
Journal Article
Böhringer, C., Dijkstra, B., & Rosendahl, K. E. (2014). Sectoral and regional expansion of emissions trading. Resource and Energy Economics, 37, doi:10.1016/j.reseneeco.2013.12.003. ISSN 0928-7655

We consider an international emissions trading scheme with partial sectoral and regional coverage. Sectoral and regional expansion of the trading scheme is beneficial in aggregate, but not necessarily for individual countries. We simulate internation... Read More

On emissions trading and market structure: cap-and-trade versus intensity standards (2013)
Journal Article
De Vries, F. P., Dijkstra, B. R., & McGinty, M. (2014). On emissions trading and market structure: cap-and-trade versus intensity standards. Environmental and Resource Economics, 58(4), doi:10.1007/s10640-013-9715-2. ISSN 0924-6460

This paper examines the interdependence between imperfect competition and emissions trading. We particularly analyze the long run equilibrium in a two-sector ("clean" and "dirty") model with Cournot competition among firms who face a fixed cost of pr... Read More