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The Public Economics of the Environment

Agnar Sandmo


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnar Sandmo, author
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
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