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The impacts of pollution control policies on the pollution in small open economies

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  • Koichi Futagami

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Yasuhiro Nakamoto

    () (Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University,)

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We examine the effects of tax policies on pollution in a small open economy. There are two pollution causes: consumption activities of households and production activities of rms. In this setup, we examine how tax policies affect pollution and the small open economy. Considering that pollution control policies are undertaken only for temporary periods in countries, we mainly focus on duration of governments' pollution control poli- cies; that is, permanent and temporary policies. The main nding is that the government in the small open economy need to tackle pollution problems from a long-term perspective in order to decrease the level of pollution.

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  • Koichi Futagami & Yasuhiro Nakamoto, 2019. "The impacts of pollution control policies on the pollution in small open economies," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 19-08, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Pollution; Pollution control policies; Temporary and permanent policies; Small open economy;

    JEL classification:

    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects

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