Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics
HomeAboutSeriesSubject/JEL codesAdvanced Search
Department of Economics, Umeň University Umeň Economic Studies, Department of Economics, Umeň University

No 722:
Environmental policy negotiations, transboundary pollution and lobby groups in small open economies

Lars Persson ()

Abstract: This paper analyzes the consequences of lobby group activity for policy outcomes in economies with transboundary pollution and international environmental policies. In our framework, international environmental policies are characterized as pollution taxes determined in a negotiation between two countries. We find, among other things, that the presence of local lobbying tends to reduce the level of pollution taxes. We also find that an increase in the environmental concern (i.e. stronger preferences for a clean environment) may reduce the pollution tax in both countries. It is also possible that increased environmental concern in one country reduces the pollution tax in the other country.

Keywords: transboundary pollution; lobbying; taxes; pollution; Nash bargain; negotiations; environmental policy; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: D62; F18; H21; H23; H70; (follow links to similar papers)

29 pages, November 2, 2007, Revised July 1, 2008

Before downloading any of the electronic versions below you should read our statement on copyright.
Download GhostScript for viewing Postscript files and the Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.

Full text versions of the paper:

DownloadAsset.action?cont ... guageId=3&assetKey=ues722    PDF-file
Download Statistics

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to David Skog ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson () or Helena Lundin ().

Programing by
Design by Joachim Ekebom

Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0722 This page was generated on 2015-09-15 18:07:15