Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Essays on Environmental Regulation, Management and Conflict
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis consists of three different papers summarized as follows. In The political economy of environmental regulation, I study how enforcement of national environmental legislation differ across municipalities in Sweden depending on the local political situation. While the legislation is national, enforcement is decentralized. I find that municipalities where the Green Party joins the ruling political coalition issue more environmental fines than other municipalities. In pricing on the fish market I use Swedish data to study how size affects the price per kilo of fish for several species. In traditional fishery biomass models, fish stocks are treated as homogenous. New theoretical heterogeneous fishery models, where size is allowed to differ in a fish stock, have important implications for regulation, for example that it is optimal to regulate on numbers of fish instead of weight. However, prices in these models are assumed to be constant. My estimates can be used to shed some light on how prices change when the size composition of the catch changes. In my third and final chapter, Settlement under the threat of conflict - The cost of asymmetric information, I present a theoretical model where two players can divide a good peacefully or engage in a contest in order to obtain the entire good. I assume that one player's valuation of the good is private information and show how this affects the expected cost of the contest and thus the probability of peaceful settlement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Economics, Stockholm University , 2013. , 115 p.
Series
Dissertations in Economics, ISSN 1404-3491 ; 2013:5
Keyword [en]
Environmental regulation, Law enforcement, Inverse demand estimation, Contest, Asymmetric information
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-91995ISBN: 978-91-7447-720-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-91995DiVA: diva2:636968
Public defence
2013-10-17, DeGeersalen, Geovetenskapens Hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 14, Stockholm, 15:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Arctic Futures
Available from: 2013-09-25 Created: 2013-07-15 Last updated: 2013-10-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Fulltext(739 kB)482 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 739 kBChecksum SHA-512
bba7faa42621df8f227c507bd2fa5b32eefcc918f4520ea8652d4ff0fe662607b92b3853e35896f718e4121ba6fad4be3d06e71b46f23d510d85e67fc1ed1eea
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sjöberg, Eric
By organisation
Department of Economics
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 482 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 624 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf