publication . Preprint . 2014

Inducing Sorting Investment and Implementation of an Alternative e-Waste Market under Imperfect Information

Prudence Dato;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2014
Abstract
In a context of high disposal costs in rich countries together with an imperfect monitoring system, the non reusable part of e-wastes is often illegally mixed with the reusable part and ends up in developing countries leading to an `environmental injustice' and important negative externalities. To tackle this problem, we propose an alternative e-waste market for a joint trade in reusable and non-reusable e-wastes, other than the monitoring system and we analyze the optimal mechanism design for its implementation. In this paper, we use the theory of incentives applied to e-waste market. We want to show how to induce firms in North to undertake sorting investment ...
Subjects
free text keywords: E-waste, Imperfect information, International trade, Market., jel:Q53, jel:L51, jel:D82, jel:F18

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