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A Note on Environmental Policy Reform, Distortionary Taxation and Imperfect Competition

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  • Aronsson, Thomas

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Sjögren, Tomas

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

Abstract

This paper concerns the welfare effects of public abatement projects, and concentrates on the influence of distortionary taxes and imperfect competition in the labor market. In addition to the direct environmental benefits and costs of resource use, abatement policies give rise to welfare effects via the tax system as well as via changes in the employment. We also show how the cost benefit rule is modified, if the other policy instrument are optimally chosen conditional on the level of abatement.

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  • Aronsson, Thomas & Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf & Sjögren, Tomas, 2002. "A Note on Environmental Policy Reform, Distortionary Taxation and Imperfect Competition," Umeå Economic Studies 600, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Environmental policy; distortionary taxation; the labor market;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General

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