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Regulating Multiple Externalities: The Case of Nordic Fisheries, Marine Resource Economics, Vol 31, Nummer 2, April 2016

Författare: Staffan Waldo  Frank Jensen  Max Nielsen  Hans Ellefsen  Jónas Hallgrimsson  Cecilia Hammarlund  Øystein Hermansen  John R. Isaksen 

Open access is a well-known externality problem in fisheries causing excess capacity and overfishing. Due to global warming, externality problems from CO2 emissions have gained increased interest. With two externality problems, a first-best optimum can be achieved by using two regulatory instruments. However, solving the open-access externality problem also affects CO2 emissions. By using a bio-economic model covering Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, it is shown that regulations of the open-access externality problem have a large effect on both economic performance and CO2 emissions, while an additional CO2 regulation only has minor effects. The second-best solution achieved by only regulating open access reduces emissions by approximately 50% compared to current fisheries, with the exception of Iceland, which already has a well-developed fisheries management system.


Staffan Waldo

Frank Jensen

Max Nielsen

Hans Ellefsen

Jónas Hallgrimsson

Cecilia Hammarlund

Øystein Hermansen

John R. Isaksen