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Efficiency inducing taxation for polluting oligopolists: the irrelevance of privatization

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  • Claude, Denis
  • Tidball, Mabel

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This paper examines the optimal environmental policy in a mixed oligopoly when pollution accumulates over time. Specifically, we assume quantity competition between several private firms and one partially privatized firm. The optimal emission tax is shown to be independent of the weight the privatized firm puts on social welfare. The optimal tax rule, the accumulated stock of pollution, firms' production paths and profit streams are identical irrespective of the public firm's ownership status.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 776.

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Date of creation: 10 Jul 2006
Date of revision: 15 Oct 2006
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:776

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Keywords: Mixed Oligopoly; Pollution Control; Markovian Taxation;

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  1. Denis Claude & Mabel Tidball, 2006. "Efficiency inducing taxation for polluting oligopolists: the irrelevance of privatization," Working Papers 06-06, LAMETA, Universtiy of Montpellier, revised Jul 2006.

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