Impure public goods and biodiversity conservation
Read Arriagada and Perrings. 2011. Paying for International
Environmental Public Goods. Ambio 40:798i??806
Bulte, E., G. van Kooten, and T. Swanson. 2003. Economic
Incentives and Wildlife Conservation. Working paper.
4-page paper (typed, double spaced, 12 Arial font, 1i?? margins)
discussing incentives to conserve marine biodiversity
conservation within the framework of impure public goods. The
intent of the assignment to insure that you understand the
conceptual framework for the rest of the class. Discuss what an
impure public good is, the types of externalities associated with
impure public goods, the technology of public good supply (best
shot, weakest link, etc.), and the types of economic incentives
(positive and negative) that are created for impure public goods
with different technologies of public good supply.