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Comparative benefits and optimal use of environmental taxes

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Comparative benefits and optimal use of environmental taxes
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Comparative benefits and optimal use of environmental taxes
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This paper starts with a summary of the basic economic argument in favour of environmental taxation. Then it addresses the empirical evidence as presented in the literature concerning the effectiveness of environmental taxes in Europe and the US. This leads to defining that more particularly in the US environmental taxes are seldom introduced and never in the text book form. This brings about the second question whether the failure to introduce environmental taxes according to economic prescriptions may be explained on public interest grounds or should be seen as the result of rent seeking by interest groups. The public interest analysis will address the role of taxes compared to other environmental instruments and will address the crowding out effects as analysed by Frey. Finally, the public choice theory will be used to explain why to some extent efficient environmental taxes may not be introduced
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In: Criticial issues in environmental taxation : international and comparative perspectives : volume I. - Richmond : Richmond,
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  • Faure, M
  • Ubachs, S
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  • International
  • Europe
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English
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environmental tax
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