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Optimal taxation with joint production of agriculture and rural amenities

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  • Casamatta, Georges
  • Rausser, Gordon C.

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    (University of California, Berkeley. Dept of agricultural and resource economics)

  • Simon, Leo K.

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    (University of California, Berkeley. Dept of agricultural and resource economics)

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Abstract We show that, when there is joint production of an agricultural good and rural amenities, the first-best allocation of resources can be implemented with a tax on the agricultural good and some subsidies on the production factors (land and labor). The use of a subsidy on the agricultural good can only be explained by the desire of the policymaker to redistribute income from the consumers to the farmers.

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Paper provided by University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy in its series CUDARE Working Paper Series with number 1068.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:are:cudare:1068

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  1. Boisvert, Richard N. & Blandford, David, 2011. "Meeting multiple policy objectives under GHG emissions reduction targets," Working Papers 126617, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.

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