Could environmental public policy be harmful for the environment ?
AbstractThis article analyzes the consequences of environmental public policy when private agents have access to abatement activity, financed by private contributions. The issue at stake is the interactions between private involvement in abatement activities and public intervention. The analysis of the consequences of environmental tax policy on capital and environmental quality shows that public and private abatements may or may not be substitutable, depending on abatement efficiencies and on initial economic and environmental inefficiencies.
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Environmental externalities; abatement; tax policy;
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- Mouez Fodha, 2010. "Could environmental public policy be harmful for the environment?," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, De Boeck Université, vol. 76(4), pages 371-390.
- Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
- Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
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