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dc.contributor.authorANTOCI, Angelo
dc.contributor.authorBORGHESI, Simone
dc.contributor.authorGALDI, Giulio
dc.contributor.authorSODINI, Mauro
dc.contributor.authorTICCI, Elisa
dc.identifier.citationAnnals of operations research, 2024, OnlineFirst
dc.descriptionPublished online: 02 March 2024en
dc.description.abstractMaladaptation is steadily increasing its presence in agenda and debates about climate change and its impacts. The term denotes actions undertaken, at the individual or collective level, to defend against the adverse effects of climate change or environmental degradation, but that ultimately exacerbate the underlying risk factors. In this paper, we investigate the effects of maladaptation in terms of well-being and inequality in a two-population (North–South) evolutionary model. While agents in the South often face higher vulnerability to environmental degradation and limited defense mechanisms compared to their Northern counterparts, the latter stand to endure greater economic losses, in absolute terms. Our model demonstrates that the diffusion of maladaptive choices could result in a Pareto-dominated steady state, influencing inequality levels positively or negatively based on the scale of maladaptation impacts relative to the existing environmental degradation. These findings stress the imperative of integrating environmental risk studies with maladaptive effects and dynamics. Additionally, they advocate for international discourse not only on climate change mitigation but also on adaptive measures among countries.en
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dc.titleMaladaptation in an unequal world : an evolutionary model with heterogeneous agentsen
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