Whether the process of imaginary future generations increases the willingness of investing sustainable development – the case of climate change

  • 楊 子慶

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This study analyzes the impact whether the process of imaginary future generation increases the individual or group’s willingness of investing climate change mitigation In social science climate change has always been an important issue for scholars In economics there are already great research results and experiment experiences in the fields of experimental economics However there are still difficult to introduce climate change issue into economic experiments because climate change has highly uncertainty and its response approaches have different economic significance Responding to climate change involves two possible approaches: mitigation and adaptation While mitigation of greenhouse gases can be viewed as a public good adaptation to climate change is a private good In recent years Japanese researchers proposed the ideal Future design make people ponder the future Imaginary future generation one way of Future design having people play the role of future generation’s spokesman Through progress of Imaginary future generation to make people face up to sustainable problem and solve intergenerational problem We apply dictator game and public goods game to long-term climate change response The results show that Imaginary future generation increase 14% individual investment amount of climate change response indicate that personal willingness of investing has positive effects in team works and process of Imaginary future generation makes subject’s ideas more sustainable Therefore the results prove incorporating Imaginary future generation into group’s climate change response has positive influence
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYen-Lien Kuo (Supervisor)

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