No. 9 Brownbag: The Demand for Global and Local Environmental Protection
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No.9  Brownbag


Topic: The Demand for Global and Local Environmental Protection – Experimental Evidence from Climate Change Mitigation in Beijing

Speaker: Pei Jiansuo, Associate Professor at School of International Trade and Economics in University of International Business and Economic.

Host: Zhou Yexin, Associate Professor at School of Economics and Resource Management in Beijing Normal University.

Time: 12:00-13:30, 24th Oct 2017

Venue: Rm1710, Hou-Zhu-Lou, Beijing Normal University


Introduction of Speaker

PEI Jiansuo is an Associate Professor at School of International Trade and Economics in University of International Business and Economics, and he obtained his Ph.D. in both Economics & Business at University of Groningen (2009), and Management Science &, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science at Chinese Academy of Science (2013). His research interests are International Trade and Climate Change (Inc. Experimental Economics). He has been published over 20 articles in international academic journals, such as Journal of Social Sciences in China and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and he has also hosted 2 projects supported by National Natural Science Fund of China. One of his work Trade, Production Fragmentation, and China's Carbon Dioxide Emissions have been appraised by the editor and reviewer as ‘This paper offers an original contribution on a key issue that is receiving increased attention in both academic and policy arenas… makes a valuable contribution in starting to fill this gap…’. He won Yefang SUN Economics Research Award in 2009 and An Zijie International Trade Research Award in 2014.



In this study, the real demand forglobal and local environmental protection in Beijing, China, is investigated. Participants from Beijing were offered the opportunity to contribute tovoluntary climate change mitigation by purchasing permits from two Chinese CO2 emissions trading schemes (ETS). Purchased permits were withdrawn from the ETS. Since CO2 emissions are inevitably linked to emissions of local pollutants the objective of our study is to disentangle the real demand for global and forlocal environmental protection. For this purpose, Beijing and Shenzhen ETSpermits were offered. The result is that for low prices the demand for Beijing ETS permits is higher than for Shenzhen ETS permits indicating that asubstantial part of the revealed demand for environmental protection is drivenby concerns for local air pollution. Our research identifies the important roleof private benefits, with climate change mitigation as an impure public good, in the voluntary provision of public goods and provides first evidence for China.


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