Recyclage et externalités environnementales. Faut-il subventionner les activités de récupération recyclage ?
AbstractThis paper considers recycling in a general equilibrium model. It is shown that recycling should be subsidized if recycling costs are high, as an incentive to recycle all of the available waste. This tax incentive should vanish if recycling is profitable enough. In this case, recycling should even be taxed, in order to make the competitive equilibrium be an optimal allocation. We conclude also that, if recycling is efficient enough, it allows to internalize environmental externalities. In this case, recycling replaces a tax instrument. Classification JEL : D62, H23, Q53
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- Jean De Beir & Mouez Fodha & Guillaume Girmens, 2006. "Recyclage et externalités environnementales : Faut-il subventionner les activités de récupération recyclage?," Documents de recherche 06-14, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.
- Jean De Beir & Mouez Fodha & Guillaume Girmens, 2007. "Recyclage et externalités environnementales : faut-il subventionner les activités de récupération recyclage ?," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne v07010, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
- Jean De Beir & Mouez Fodha & Guillaume Girmens, 2007. "Recyclage et externalités environnementales : Faut-il subventionner les activités de récupération recyclage ?," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00144632, HAL.
- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
- Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
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