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Author Carraro, Carlo.

Title Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (371 pages)
Contents Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. A Tax on Output of the Polluting Industry Is Not a Tax on Pollution: The Importance of Hitting the Target; 2. Neutralizing the Adverse Industry Impacts of Co2 Abatement Policies: What Does It Cost?; 3. Green Taxes and Administrative Costs: The Case of Carbon Taxation; 4. An Industry-Adjusted Index of State Environmental Compliance Costs; 5. Costs of Air Quality Regulation; 6. International Factor Movements, Environmental Policy, and Double Dividends; 7. The Environmental Regime in Developing Countries
8. Environmental Information and Company Behavior9. Environmental Policy and Firm Behavior: Abatement Investment and Location Decisions under Uncertainty and Irreversibility; 10. The Effects of Environmental Policy on the Performance of Environmental Research Joint Ventures; Contributors; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary 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 th
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Subject Environmental policy.
Human ecology -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Metcalf, Gilbert E.
ISBN 0226094804
9780226094809