On the optimal taxation of common-pool resources

G. Kossioris, M. Plexousakis, A. Xepapadeas, A.J. de Zeeuw

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Recent research developments in common-pool resource models emphasize the importance of links with ecological systems and the presence of non-linearities, thresholds and multiple steady states. In a recent paper Kossioris et al. (2008) develop a methodology for deriving feedback Nash equilibria for non-linear differential games and apply this methodology to a common-pool resource model of a lake where pollution corresponds to benefits and at the same time affects the ecosystem services. This paper studies the structure of optimal state-dependent taxes that steer the combined economic-ecological system towards the trajectory of optimal management, and provides an algorithm for calculating such taxes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1868-1879
JournalJournal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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