Alinsato, Alastaire Sèna (2008): An analytical framework toward the use of emission taxes: The Study case of Cotonou (Rep of Benin).
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As in numerous big cities in developing countries, environmental problems in Cotonou are becoming more and more severe. These problems are the result, among other factors, of the strong air pollution by the motorbike transport sector. This study, while considering health expenditures due to air pollution, uses a general equilibrium model and an optimal model of taxation to derive the optimal level of the taxation that should be applied to the motorbike taxi. On the basis of simulations achieved from the derivative tax, the study shows that an instrument of control based on the polluter pay principle will help to reduce the emission of carbon monoxyde (CO).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||An analytical framework toward the use of emission taxes: The Study case of Cotonou (Rep of Benin)|
|English Title:||An analytical framework toward the use of emission taxes: The Study case of Cotonou (Rep of Benin)|
|Keywords:||Pollution; motorbike Taxi; Polluter Pay Principle; General Equilibrium Model; Optimal Tax|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H21 - Efficiency ; Optimal Taxation
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q52 - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs ; Distributional Effects ; Employment Effects
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q53 - Air Pollution ; Water Pollution ; Noise ; Hazardous Waste ; Solid Waste ; Recycling
D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D51 - Exchange and Production Economies
|Depositing User:||Alastaire ALINSATO|
|Date Deposited:||03. Mar 2010 18:30|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 06:49|
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