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Tariff and environmental policies with product standards

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  • Chi-Chur Chao
  • Jean-Pierre Laffargue
  • Pasquale M. Sgro

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For a small open economy with consumption-based pollution emissions, the first-best optimal policy prescription is free trade along with a Pigouvian tax on emissions. Therefore, a package of coordinated tax reform by replacing tariffs with emission taxes can lower pollution emissions and increase market access and hence improve residents' welfare and government revenue, as long as the initial tariffs are relatively high. Numerical simulations confirm the results obtained.

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  • Chi-Chur Chao & Jean-Pierre Laffargue & Pasquale M. Sgro, 2012. "Tariff and environmental policies with product standards," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 45(3), pages 978-995, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:45:y:2012:i:3:p:978-995
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    1. Nikos Tsakiris & Michael Michael & Panos Hatzipanayotou, 2014. "Asymmetric Tax Policy Responses in Large Economies With Cross-Border Pollution," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 58(4), pages 563-578, August.
    2. Fabio Antoniou & Panos Hatzipanayotou & Michael S. Michael & Nikos Tsakiris, 2016. "On the Efficiency of Destination and Origin Commodity Taxation in the Presence of Consumption Generated Cross-Border Pollution," CESifo Working Paper Series 6221, CESifo Group Munich.

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    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade

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