Environmental fiscal policies might be ineffective to control pollution
AbstractIn a one sector growth model with pollution in the utility function, the competitive equilibrium can be indeterminate for plausible values of the intertemporal substitution elasticity of consumption and under constant returns to scale. The tax rate on pollution does not enter the condition characterizing indeterminacy. This means that the government is not able to control emissions in the economy by using environmental policies. Non-separability between private consumption and pollution in the utility function is crucial for this result.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales in its series Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico with number 0307.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2003
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Growth model; Control emissions; Environmental policies;
Other versions of this item:
- Esther Fernández & Rafaela Pérez Sánchez & Jesús Ruiz, 2003. "Environmental fiscal policies might be ineffective to control pollution," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2003/48, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
- Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy
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