Stable Taxation Schemes in Regional Environmental Management

Rinaldi, S., Soncini-Sessa, R., & Whinston, A.B. (1977). Stable Taxation Schemes in Regional Environmental Management. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-77-010

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Economists have frequently proposed the use of taxes to internalize externalities, the unit tax on a particular activity being equal to the marginal social damage it generates. This paper introduces such a taxation scheme, comprising a set of rules which, given a set of polluters, their profits and costs, and a Central Authority for environmental control, generates a set of taxes to be levied on the waste emissions. Different attributes of the taxation schemes are then presented, the most important of which (stability) refers to the possibility of overall cooperation between all the polluters. The paper concludes by examining the implications of the existence of stable taxation schemes and of the imposition of constraints either on the emissions or on the percentage of load removed.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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