Creating Incentives for Cooperation: Strategic Choices

Scott Barrett

in Providing Global Public Goods

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157406
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832965 | DOI:
 Creating Incentives for Cooperation: Strategic Choices

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A key difference between public goods and global public goods is that the latter concept lacks the coercive authority, which the nation state enjoys. This means that the provision of global public goods requires a much more highly developed mechanism of incentives. Examines firstly, the different incentive structures that can underlie the provision of global public goods—for example, international trade agreements; secondly, the way in which these structures can be manipulated to foster international co‐operation and increase the provision of such goods.

Keywords: co‐operation; global public goods; incentives

Chapter.  9641 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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