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Optimal Tax Rules, Pigou Taxation, and the “Double Dividend”

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  • Jaime Sempere

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    (Center of Economic Studies, El Colegio de México. México, D.F. Mexico)

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    In this paper optimal tax formulae are computed when consumption of a commodity produces pollution. Then a test of the double dividend hypothesis based on the shadow prices of those formulae is proposed.

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    Article provided by in its journal Economia Mexicana NUEVA EPOCA.

    Volume (Year): IX (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January-June)
    Pages: 93-103

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    Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:9:y:2000:i:1:p:93-103

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