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Dynamiques d'agglomération et de dispersion des activités polluantes : étude des limites des politiques environnementales


  • Julien Ciucci


As part of a center?-?periphery model, we propose an analysis of the influence of a restrictive environmental policy on the location of polluting industrial firms. In this model, it is the location choices of skilled workers that determine the spatial distribution of these firms. In their location choices, skilled workers take into account monetary factors, such as wage and price index, but also non-monetary factors, specifically environmental quality here. In this context, governments try to influence these choices, through an environmental tax, to maximize the aggregate utility of their citizens. This model identifies the different forces, of agglomeration and dispersion, which determine the spatial distribution of polluting firms. In addition, if agglomeration forces in a region are too strong, the environmental tax can have no influence on the spatial distribution of polluting firms.

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  • Julien Ciucci, 2014. "Dynamiques d'agglomération et de dispersion des activités polluantes : étude des limites des politiques environnementales," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(2), pages 397-409.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_142_0397

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