DGA Seminar: Gianluca Iannucci

Gianluca Iannucci
University of Florence

Dynamic Games and Applications Seminar

Insurance choices and emission taxation

February 1, 2024 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM (Montreal time)

Zoom webinar link

We analyze a duopoly composed of a clean and a dirty firm. The dirty one has to pay an emission tax. Both firms face a random loss that is a function of the dirty firm’s output. The firms can reduce the risk by stipulating an insurance contract and choosing a coinsurance rate. The game develops in three stages: 1) strategy selection, 2) output choices, 3) insurance decisions. We find that not only taxation but also insurance, under some conditions, can favor a green transition.