Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Optimal differentiation of international environmental taxes in the presence of national labor market distortions
Authors: Felder, Stefan
Schleiniger, Reto
DOI: 10.1023/A:1008333918321
Published in: Environmental and Resource Economics
Volume(Issue): 15
Issue: 1
Page(s): 89
Pages to: 102
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0924-6460
1573-1502
Language: English
Subjects: Environment; Tax; Optimal taxation; Distortion
Subject (DDC): 349: Comparative law and foreign law
Abstract: We explore the implication of the ‘double dividend’ debate for international environmental taxes. In our scenario, small open economies with different labor market distortions follow a common environmental policy and use national environmental tax revenues to finance labor tax cuts. Since the double dividend hypothesis does not hold, a high labor tax implies a low environmental tax relative to other countries. The optimal differentiation of international environmental taxes is proven to be a function of the national labor tax rates and the uncompensated elasticities of labor supply.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13008
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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