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Optimal Environmental Taxation

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  • Jaeger, W.K.

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This paper shows that the integration of corrective environmental taxation and optimal tax theory must begin by recognizing that environmental pollution problems are market failures that arise in the absence of enforceable property rights for the assimilative capacity of environmental waste sinks to absorb and eliminate the residual byproducts of consumption and production.

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  • Jaeger, W.K., 1996. "Optimal Environmental Taxation," Department of Economics Working Papers 173, Department of Economics, Williams College.
  • Handle: RePEc:wil:wileco:173
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    Keywords

    TAX POLICY; PUBLIC POLICY; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY;

    JEL classification:

    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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