Winners and Losers in a World With Global Warming: Noncooperation, Altruism, and Social Welfare

Arthur J. Caplan, Utah State University
Christopher J. Ellis
Emilson C.D. Silva


In this paper, global warming is an asymmetric transboundary externality which benefits some countries or regions and harms others. We use a simple two-country model to analyze the e ects of global warming on resource allocations, the global-warming stock, and national and global welfare.