Impact of Diverse Behavioral Theories on Environmental Management: Explorations with Daisyworld

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Apr 01, 2016
Marco A. Janssen



Our understanding of human behavior is limited and consequently lacks a standard formal model of human behavior that could represent relevant behavior in social-ecological systems. In this paper we explore the consequences of alternative behavioral models using a sumple dynamic system of agents of harbesting daisies in the well-known Daisyworld model. We explore the consequences of different behavioral assumptions and derive optimal tax policies that lead to sustainable outcomes for each of the theories.

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