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Optimal Taxation with Joint Production of Agriculture and Rural Amenities

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  • Casamatta, Georges
  • Rausser, Gordon
  • Simon, Leo K

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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 labour). 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 C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 6615.

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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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