Tax Reform and the Environment in Developing Economies: Is a Double Dividend Possible
AbstractWe reconsider some analytical arguments on the double dividend, focusing on the small open developing economy case. Compared with the large, mature industrial economies usually considered, such economies differ in several respects, including the structure of tax revenues, commodity pricing and sectoral factor intensities. While a double dividend from environmentallymotivated taxes is not assured, the range of conditions for its existence seems broader than usually implied. Empirically, the scope for achieving both environmental improvements and diminished excess burden in developing economies may be greater as a side-effect of the reform of existing taxes than from imposition of explicit environmental taxes.
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- Coxhead, Ian, 2000. "Tax Reform and the Environment in Developing Economies: Is a Double Dividend Possible," Staff Paper Series 431, University of Wisconsin, Agricultural and Applied Economics.
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