The Formation of GM-free and GM Coasean clubs

The unintended presence of traces of genetically modified (GM) crops in the harvests of conventional crops plays a prominent role in the debate over the coexistence of GM and conventional crops. One way to address the issue is the formation of GM-free or GM-only clubs. We model the decisions of individual farmers to cultivate either GM or conventional crops and combine this with a game theoretic model of club formation to investigate the feasibility of clubs. We consider two liability regimes: GM farmers are liable or they are not. We also consider two benchmarks: Nash equilibrium without negotiations and the efficient configuration as well as partial cooperation through Coasean clubs. We find that relatively large clubs can form but they are not always necessary.


Issue Date:
2015
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/212711
Total Pages:
49




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