Domestic Effects of Environmental Policies with Transboundary Pollution
We model environmental interaction among countries as a policy game where governments in each country use quotas or taxes as strategy variables. The environmental policy has a triple role to play: targeting domestic emissions, providing strategic advantages for domestic firms and targeting imported pollution. Using a multi-sector economic model, we show that, besides the well-known inefficiencies arising at the international level, the environmental policy may lead to purely domestic inefficiencies. JEL classification : F18 ; Q20 ; Q28.
Volume (Year): 76 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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