A note on effluent charges and market structure

V. Kerry Smith

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The purpose of this paper is to reexamine the role of market structure for effluent charges. Tax systems based on minimizing the resource input costs of pollution abatement versus those which also consider the value of the output vectors associated with pre- and post-tax allocations are compared. A simple model is developed which shows that efficient resource allocation in the presence of product market distortions and a pollution externality requires two policy instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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