Altruism, Voluntary Contributions and Neutrality. The Case of Environmental Quality
AbstractThis paper develops a dynamic model wherin production generates pollution that is viewed as a public bad by consumers. There are two types of consumers: those who are altruist a la Barro-Becker and leave bequests to their children and those who are pure life-cyclers. Both types of consumers voluntarily contribute to the quality of environment. It appears that if bequests by altruists and voluntary contributions by all are positive, redistribution is neutral. To achieve optimality, one needs a tax on capital to reach the optimal level of pollution and a differential subsidy on altruistic and non altruistic consumers's contributions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 96a32.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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PUBLIC GOODS; GOVERNMENT POLICY; ECONOMIC GROWTH; ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT;
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- Jouvet, Pierre-Andre & Michel, Philippe & Pestieau, Pierre, 2000. "Altruism, Voluntary Contributions and Neutrality: The Case of Environmental Quality," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 67(268), pages 465-75, November.
- JOUVET, Pierre André & MICHEL, Philippe & PESTIEAU, Pierre, 1996. "Altruism, voluntary contributions and neutrality. The case of environmental quality," CORE Discussion Papers 1996067, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy
- D9 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth
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