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The Public Economics of the Environment

Agnar Sandmo

Abstract

The book is an application of the modern theory of public economics to central issues in the design of environmental policy. Ch. 1 reviews the basic issues in a simple partial equilibrium framework. In Ch. 2, the environment is incorporated in a general equilibrium framework, emphasizing the perspective on the environment as a public good and the use of taxes as a means of correcting market failure. Ch. 3 analyses policies that are alternatives to taxes, such as regulations and quotas, and Ch. 4 reviews alternative methods of assessing the social benefits from environmental policies. Ch. 5 set ... More

Keywords: environmental taxes, externalities, optimal taxation, political economy, public goods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297987
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019829798X.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnar Sandmo, author
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
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