Essays on social networks and cooperation: the case of natural resources

This thesis revisits the problem of the tragedy of the commons. We analyze the role of social networks and social pressure as driving forces for the establishment and maintenance of cooperation in resource use under variable social and environmental conditions. The social-ecological system is coupled and co-evolve in time. We show the extent to which social pressure contributes to overcoming the tragedy of the commons. We find large regions where traditional policy instruments (taxes or subsidies) and networkorientated polices (the higher the local cohesiveness of compliers the higher the social pressure is) can be applied indistinctly, and analyze to what extent such regions depend on the network structure, the state of the natural resource, and the share of compliers. ​
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