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Tourism and the environment

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  • Beladi, Hamid
  • Chao, Chi-Chur
  • Hazari, Bharat R.
  • Laffargue, Jean-Pierre

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This paper examines the effects of pollution taxes on welfare and environment for a small open economy. In the presence of tourism, pollution taxes provide a double dividend of less pollution and improvements in the tourism terms of trade. The optimal pollution taxes are derived under exogenous and endogenous tourism, and they can be greater or less than the marginal damage of pollution perceived by the domestic residents. Numerical simulations show that the optimal tax rate is larger under exogenous tourism.

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  • Beladi, Hamid & Chao, Chi-Chur & Hazari, Bharat R. & Laffargue, Jean-Pierre, 2009. "Tourism and the environment," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 39-49, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:resene:v:31:y:2009:i:1:p:39-49
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    Keywords

    Endogenous tourism optimal pollution taxes;

    JEL classification:

    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • Q38 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy (includes OPEC Policy)

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