Do Monopolies Justifiably Fear Environmental Tax Reforms?
AbstractIt is often argued that without tax-exemptions for the production sector environmental tax reforms substantially reduce profits and endanger employment. We challenge this view and investigate the consequences of both a small and alarge tax reform in the case of a monopoly. We show that these suspected effects are unlikely to emerge. Rather the contrary, for a wide range of ex ante tax systems, profits and employ-ment of non-polluting factors increase - and, in this sense, together with a positive environmental effect, a double, or evena triple dividend can often be attained. What we should, however, be concerned about is the effect of a green tax reform on the demand for environmentally harmful factors of production. When the double dividend fails, it frequently does so because the environmental dividend is lost.
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Volume (Year): 57 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
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