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Optimal Tax Policies with Private-Public Clean-Up, Cross-Border Pollution and Capital Mobility

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  • Costas Hadjiyiannis
  • Panos Hatzipanayotou
  • Michael S. Michael

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This paper builds a model of a region with two non-identical countries, cross-border pollution and free movements of goods and capital within the region. Pollution reduces welfare and there is simultaneous private and public pollution abatement. Public pollution abatement is financed with the use of lump-sum and pollution tax revenue. The introduction of public pollution abatement enables us to derive the optimal pollution taxes in terms of the marginal cost of public pollution abatement. We derive and compare for each country the Nash and cooperative lump-sum and pollution taxes and examine how cross-border pollution and capital mobility affect them. Finally, we examine the impact of capital mobility on the effectiveness of pollution taxes on net pollution.

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  • Costas Hadjiyiannis & Panos Hatzipanayotou & Michael S. Michael, 2002. "Optimal Tax Policies with Private-Public Clean-Up, Cross-Border Pollution and Capital Mobility," CESifo Working Paper Series 822, CESifo Group Munich.
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    1. Costas Hadjiyiannis & Panos Hatzipanayotou & Michael S. Michael, 2004. "Pollution and Capital Tax Competition within a Regional Block," CESifo Working Paper Series 1208, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Takumi HAIBARA, 2006. "A Note on Trade Liberalization, Public Abatement and Welfare," GSICS Working Paper Series 7, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University.
    3. Takumi Haibara, 2009. "Environmental Funds, Public Abatement, and Welfare," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 44(2), pages 167-177, October.
    4. Takumi HAIBARA, 2006. "Environmental Funds, Public Abatement and Welfare," GSICS Working Paper Series 8, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University.

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