Information Provision in Environmental Policy Design

Vera Danilina, Alexander Grigoriev

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Abstract

Information provision is a relatively recent but steadily growing environmental policy tool. Its emergency and topicality are due to the current escalation of ecological threats. Meanwhile, its high complexity and flexibility require a comprehensive approach to its design, which has to be tailored for specific characteristics of production process, market structure, and regulatory goals. This work proposes such an approach and builds a framework based on a three-level mathematical program extending well-known two-level Stackelberg game by introducing one more economic agent and one extra level of this sequential game. This study provides simple and very intuitive algorithms to compute optimal multi-tier information provision policies, both mandatory and voluntary. The paper urges for the wide implementation of such efficient environmental policy design tools.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Informatics
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Environmental policy
  • Information provision
  • Eco-certification
  • Eco-labelling
  • Multi-level mathematical programming
  • Stackelberg game
  • Exact algorithms

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