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``The choice between emission taxes and output taxes under imperfect monitoring": a comment


  • Laurent Franckx

    () (Royal Military Academy, Belgium)

  • Athanasios Kampas

    () (Agricultural University of Athens)


We consider a special case of Schmutzler's and Goulder''s (1997) analysis of output taxes vs emission taxes as environmental policy instruments. We identify new necessary conditions for the existence of an optimum. We also show that, in this case, it is always optimal to have a mixed tax with positive enforcement effort.

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  • Laurent Franckx & Athanasios Kampas, 2003. "``The choice between emission taxes and output taxes under imperfect monitoring": a comment," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 17(1), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-03q20003

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    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • K2 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law


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