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On the Optimal Taxation of Common-Pool Resources

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  • Georgios Kossioris

    (Department of Mathematics, University of Crete)

  • Michael Plexousakis

    (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete)

  • Anastasios Xepapadeas

    (Athens University of Economics and Business and Beijer Fellow)

  • Aart de Zeeuw

    (TSC, Tilburg University and Beijer Fellow)

Abstract

Recent research developments in common-pool resource models emphasize the importance of links with ecological systems and the presence of non-linearities, thresholds and multiple steady states. In a recent paper Kossioris et al. (2008) develop a methodology for deriving feedback Nash equilibria for non-linear differential games and apply this methodology to a common-pool resource model of a lake where pollution corresponds to benefits and at the same time affects the ecosystem services. This paper studies the structure of optimal state- dependent taxes that steer the combined economic-ecological system towards the trajectory of optimal management, and provides an algorithm for calculating such taxes.

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  • Georgios Kossioris & Michael Plexousakis & Anastasios Xepapadeas & Aart de Zeeuw, 2010. "On the Optimal Taxation of Common-Pool Resources," Working Papers 2010.101, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
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    1. Tasneem, Dina & Engle-Warnick, Jim & Benchekroun, Hassan, 2017. "An experimental study of a common property renewable resource game in continuous time," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 140(C), pages 91-119.
    2. Engelbert Dockner & Florian Wagener, 2014. "Markov perfect Nash equilibria in models with a single capital stock," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 56(3), pages 585-625, August.
    3. Giannis Vardas & Anastasios Xepapadeas, 2015. "Time Scale Externalities and the Management of Renewable Resources," DEOS Working Papers 1501, Athens University of Economics and Business.
    4. W. A. Brock & A. Xepapadeas, 2015. "Modeling Coupled Climate, Ecosystems, and Economic Systems," Working Papers 2015.66, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    5. McDermott Shana, 2015. "Optimal Regulation of Invasive Species Long-Range Spread: A General Equilibrium Approach," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 15(4), pages 1731-1752, October.
    6. Wagener, F.O.O., 2013. "Economics of environmental regime shifts," CeNDEF Working Papers 13-08, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.

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    Keywords

    Differential Games; non-linear Feedback Nash Equilibria; Ecosystems; Optimal State-dependent Tax;

    JEL classification:

    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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