Kato, Kazuhiko (2010): Partial privatization and environmental policies.
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The paper compares emission tax and emission quota in a mixed duopoly when the partial privatization of a public firm is allowed. Furthermore, we consider the following two cases with regard to the objective of the public firm: (1) the public firm maximizes the weighted average of its profit and wefare and (2) the public firm maximizes the weighted average of its profit and the sum of consumer surplus and producer surplus. We show that emission tax is welfare superior to emission quota regardless of the degree of partial privatization in (1), whereas the former is inferior to the latter when the degree of partial privatization is high in (2).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Partial privatization and environmental policies|
|Keywords:||environment; mixed duopoly; quota; tax|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise > L33 - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises and Nonprofit Institutions ; Privatization ; Contracting Out
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q58 - Government Policy
|Depositing User:||Kazuhiko Kato|
|Date Deposited:||23. Dec 2010 22:12|
|Last Modified:||27. Aug 2015 16:29|
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