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A Tradable Permit System in an Intertemporal Economy: A General Equilibrium Approach

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  • Kenichi Akao

    () (School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, and Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Shunsuke Managi

    () (Faculty of Business Administration, Yokohama National University)

Abstract

The creation of an artificial market through a tradable permit system as a remedy against market failure is gaining popularity among analysts and policymakers. We show that in an intertemporal competitive economy, a tradable permit system may not achieve efficiency without setting appropriate permit interest rates (rewards for holding permits), and to find them, we must know in advance the path of efficient permit prices, which is difficult or impossible to obtain. We deal with this problem in two ways. First, we seek a special case in which the permit interest rates are given by a simple rule. Second, we propose a mechanism by which the permit interest rates are generated endogenously. The determinacy of an equilibrium under a tradable permit system is also examined.

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  • Kenichi Akao & Shunsuke Managi, 2008. "A Tradable Permit System in an Intertemporal Economy: A General Equilibrium Approach," KIER Working Papers 658, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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    1. Ken-Ichi Akao & Shunsuke Managi, 2013. "A Tradable Permit System in an Intertemporal Economy," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 55(3), pages 309-336, July.
    2. Werner Antweiler, 2017. "Emission trading for air pollution hot spots: getting the permit market right," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Springer;Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies - SEEPS, vol. 19(1), pages 35-58, January.
    3. repec:spr:envpol:v:20:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s10018-016-0179-9 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Auction; artificial market; tradable permit system; general equilibrium; permit interest rate; permit bank; indeterminacy;

    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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