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On A Consumer-Based Emission Tax Policy

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  • TSUYOSHI TOSHIMITSU

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Based on a model of environmental quality differentiated products, we explore how an emission tax charged on consumers who choose an environment-unfriendly good, i.e. a consumer-based emission tax policy, affects the unit emission level of the product, the environment, and consumer and producer surplus. Then, we analyse the conditions for an optimal consumer-based emission tax rate to exist and the properties of the optimal tax rate. We address these issues in the case of a partial coverage market with a Bertrand duopoly. Furthermore, we discuss some of the assumptions of the model. Copyright © 2010 The Author. The Manchester School © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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  • Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu, 2010. "On A Consumer-Based Emission Tax Policy," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 78(6), pages 626-646, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:78:y:2010:i:6:p:626-646
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    1. Rupayan Pal, 2012. "Delegation And Emission Tax In A Differentiated Oligopoly," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 80(6), pages 650-670, December.

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