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Behavorial and distributional effects of environmental policy /
edited by Carlo Carraro and Gilbert E. Metcalf.
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
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ix, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0226094812 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
isbn
0226094812 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
4252645
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Most people would agree that it makes sense to tax a polluting company in a way that directly reflects the amount of environmental and social damage it has done. Yet in practice, such taxes are fraught with problems and have far-reaching implications. A company facing a new tax may lay off workers, for example, exacerbating an unemployment problem. This volume focuses on such external issues and examines in detail the trade-offs involved in designing policies to deal with environmental problems. Reflecting the broad nature of the subject, the contributors include leading economists in the areas of public finance, industrial organization, and trade theory, as well as environmental economists. Integrating both theoretical and empirical methods, they examine environmental policy design as it relates to location decisions, compliance costs, administrative costs, effects on research and development, and international factor movements. Shedding light on an extraordinarily complex and important topic, this collection will be of interest to all those involved in designing effective environmental policy.
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Most people would agree that it makes sense to tax a company that pollutes in a way that directly reflects the amount of environmental and social damage it has done. Yet in practice, such taxes are fraught with difficulty and have far-reaching implications. A company facing a new tax may lay off workers, for example, exacerbating an unemployment problem. This volume focuses on such external issues and examines in detail the trade-offs involved in designing policies to deal with environmental problems. Reflecting the broad nature of the subject, the contributors include leading economists in the areas of public finance, industrial organization, and trade theory, as well as environmental economists. Integrating both theoretical and empirical methods, they examine environmental policy design as it relates to location decisions, compliance costs, administrative costs, effects on research and development, and international factor movements. Shedding light on an extraordinarily complex and important topic, this collection will be of interest to all those involved in designing effective environmental policy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Tax on Output of the Polluting Industry Is Not a Tax on Pollution: The Importance of Hitting the Target Don Fullerton
Comment
Neutralizing the Adverse Industry Impacts of CO2 Abatement Policies: What Does It Cost?
Comment
Green Taxes and Administrative Costs: The Case of Carbon Taxation
Comment
An Industry-Adjusted Index of State Environmental Compliance Costs
Comment
Costs of Air Quality Regulation
Comment
International Factor Movement, Environmental Policy, and Double Dividends
Comment
The Environmental Regime in Developing Countries
Comment
Environmental Information and Company Behavior Domenico Siniscalco
Comment
Environmental Policy and Firm Behavior: Abatement Investment and Location Decisions under Uncertainty and Irreversibility
Comment
The Effects of Environmental Policy on the Performance of Environmental Research Joint Ventures
Comment
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
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