International Cooperation over Green Taxes: On the Impossibility of Achieving a Probability-One Gain
AbstractThis paper concerns international coordination of environmental taxation. The main purpose is to study the global welfare effects that will arise, if there is an agreement between countries to slightly increase their emission taxes. We show that even if each individual country has chosen its prereform emission tax to be 'too low' in comparison with the marginal cost of the environmental damage caused by that particular country's emissions, implementation of the agreement will not necessarily increase the welfare level.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 522.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 11 Feb 2000
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Environmental taxation; global external effects;
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