Optimal Environmental Taxation
AbstractThis paper shows that the integration of corrective environmental taxation and optimal tax theory must begin by recognizing that environmental pollution problems are market failures that arise in the absence of enforceable property rights for the assimilative capacity of environmental waste sinks to absorb and eliminate the residual byproducts of consumption and production.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Williams College in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 173.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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