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Alcoa re-revisité : Recyclage, pouvoir de marché et politiques environnementales


  • Jean De Beir

    () (EPEE, Université d’Evry-Val-d’Essonne)

  • Guillaume Girmens

    () (EPEE, Université d’Evry-Val-d’Essonne)

  • Mathias Reymond

    () (EPEE, Université d’Evry-Val-d’Essonne)


Cet article intègre la question environnementale à l’étude de secteurs caractérisés par des producteurs de bien vierge avec un pouvoir de marché, confrontés à un secteur du recyclage. On utilise un modèle où la production de bien vierge par un monopole est polluante, contrairement à la production de bien secondaire. Taxer le monopole permet de réduire la pollution, au prix d’une réduction de la quantité totale de bien. L’effet d’une subvention au recyclage dépend de la pente de la courbe de demande. Il est ambigu en termes de bien-être, même s’il encourage toujours le recyclage.

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  • Jean De Beir & Guillaume Girmens & Mathias Reymond, 2009. "Alcoa re-revisité : Recyclage, pouvoir de marché et politiques environnementales," Documents de recherche 09-05, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.
  • Handle: RePEc:eve:wpaper:09-05

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    1. Gaskins, Darius Jr., 1974. "Alcoa revisited: The welfare implications of a secondhand market," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 254-271, March.
    2. Grant, Darren, 1999. "Recycling and market power: A more general model and re-evaluation of the evidence1," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 59-80, January.
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    Recyclage; Pouvoir de marché; Externalités environnementales; Politiques environnementales;

    JEL classification:

    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling


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