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Double dividend, dynamic Laffer effects and public abatement

  • Fernández, Esther
  • Pérez, Rafaela
  • Ruiz, Jesús

In a very stylized endogenous growth economy with pollution and public abatement activities and without any production externality, we show that the government may exploit dynamic Laffer effects to achieve a double dividend through an environmental tax reform, while fulfilling its commitment to provide an exogenously specified sequence of expenditures in the form of lump-sum transfers to consumers.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 27 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 656-665

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:27:y:2010:i:3:p:656-665
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