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Double Dividend in an Endogenous Growth Model with Pollution and Abatement

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  • Esther Fernández Casillas

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales (ICEI))

  • Rafaela Pérez Sánchez

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales (ICEI))

  • Jesús Ruiz Andujar

Abstract

In a very stylized endogenous growth economy with pollution and private abatement activities and without any production externality, we show that the government may exploit dynamic Laffer effects to achieve a double dividend through an environmental tax reform, while fulfilling its commitment to provide an exogenously specified sequence of expenditures in the form of lump-sum transfers to consumers. En un modelo muy estilizado de crecimiento endógeno -con contaminación y actividades privadas de reducción de contaminación (abatement) y sin externalidades en producción-, mostramos que el gobierno tiene la posibilidad de explotar la existencia de Efectos Laffer Dinámicos para obtener un Doble Dividendo como resultado de una reforma impositiva medioambiental. Dicha reforma garantiza, además, el cumplimiento de un compromiso previo del gobierno consistente en proporcionar una senda predeterminada de transferencias de suma fija a los consumidores.

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Paper provided by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales in its series Working Papers del Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales with number 03-08.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ucm:wpaper:03-08

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Keywords: Double dividend; green tax reform; abatement activities; environmental taxes; environmental externalities; endogenous growth; Dynamic Laffer effect; Doble dividendo; reforma medioambiental verde; actividades de abatement; externalidades medioambientales; impuestos medioambientales; crecimiento endógeno; Efecto Laffer dinámico.;

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