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Environmental taxes on exhaustible resources

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  • Amundsen, Eirik S.
  • Schob, Ronnie

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Environmental problems are tied to the use of exhaustible resources. A resource tax extracts rents from the resource owning countries, whitout creating significant incentives for consumers to reduce their resource consumption. The placement of the tax burden on resource owners affects the international distribution of wealth. In this paper we show that it is optimal for small countries who do not coordinate their national environmental policies, to impose a time-variant Pigovian tax.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 15 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 311-329

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Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:15:y:1999:i:2:p:311-329

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  1. Lucas Bretschger & Simone Valente, 2013. "International Resource Tax Policies Beyond Rent Extraction," CER-ETH Economics working paper series 13/185, CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH) at ETH Zurich.
  2. Grimaud, André, 2009. "Taxation of a Polluting Non-Renewable Resource in the Heterogeneous World," IDEI Working Papers 541, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
  3. Poul Schou, 2000. "Polluting Non-Renewable Resources and Growth," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 16(2), pages 211-227, June.
  4. Giovanni Ganelli & Juha Tervala, 2010. "International Transmission of Environmental Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective," Discussion Papers 58, Aboa Centre for Economics.
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  6. Ruxanda Berlinschi & Julien Daubanes, 2009. "Prendre d’une main et donner de l’autre : taxation des produits pétroliers et aide internationale," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 190(4), pages 21-37.
  7. Karp, Larry & Siddiqui, Sauleh & Strand, Jon, 2013. "Dynamic climate policy with both strategic and non-strategic agents : taxes versus quantities," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6679, The World Bank.
  8. Antoine Belgodere, 2009. "On The Path Of An Oil Pigovian Tax," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 77(5), pages 632-649, 09.
  9. Ronnie Schöb, 2003. "The Double Dividend Hypothesis of Environmental Taxes: A Survey," Working Papers 2003.60, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  10. Belgodere, Antoine, 2007. "Ressource non renouvelable polluante : décentralisation de l'optimum en présence d'un pouvoir de marché
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    ," MPRA Paper 28278, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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