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Lange, Andreas
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Ziegler, Andreas
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2019-05-27T07:56:14Z
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2017-06-13T16:34:38Z
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2019-05-27T07:52:08Z
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2019-05-27T07:56:14Z
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2012-05
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/153429
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-a-007250012
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This paper studies the voluntary provision of public goods that is partially driven by a desire to offset for individual polluting activities. We first extend existing theory and show that offsets allow a reduction in effective environmental pollution levels while not necessarily extending the consumption of a polluting good. We further show a non-monotonic income-pollution relationship and derive comparative static results for the impact of an increasing environmental preference on purchases of offsets and mitigation activities. Several theoretical results are then econometrically tested using a novel data set on activities to reduce CO2 emissions for the case of vehicle purchases in the U.S. and Germany. We show that an increased environmental preference triggers the use of CO2 offsetting and mitigation channels in both countries. However, we find strong country differences for the purchase of CO2 offsets. While such activities are already triggered by a high general awareness of the climate change problem in the U.S., driver’s license holders in Germany need to additionally perceive road traffic as being responsible for CO2 emissionsto a large extent.
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en
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ETH Zurich, Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH)
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http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/
dc.subject
Public good
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dc.subject
voluntary provision
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dc.subject
Climate change
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dc.subject
CO2 offsetting
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dc.subject
Vehicle purchase
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dc.subject
Discrete choice models
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dc.title
Offsetting versus mitigation activities to reduce CO2 emissions: A theoretical and empirical analysis for the U.S. and Germany
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dc.type
Working Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.date.published
2012
ethz.journal.title
Economics Working Paper Series
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12/161
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ethz.size
32 p.
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ethz.code.ddc
DDC - DDC::3 - Social sciences::330 - Economics
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JEL - JEL::C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods::C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables::C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
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JEL - JEL::C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods::C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables::C35 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
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JEL - JEL::H - Public Economics::H4 - Publicly Provided Goods::H41 - Public Goods
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ethz.code.jel
JEL - JEL::Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics::Q5 - Environmental Economics::Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters and Their Management; Global Warming
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ethz.publication.place
Zurich
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.
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eth:5558
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yes
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