A Stochastic Optimal Control Model of Pollution Abatement

Dragone, Davide ; Lambertini, Luca ; Leitmann, George ; Palestini, Arsen (2009) A Stochastic Optimal Control Model of Pollution Abatement. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 11. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4563. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (681). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

We model a dynamic monopoly with environmental externalities,investigating the adoption of a tax levied on the firm's instantaneous contribution to the accumulation of pollution. The latter process is subject to a shock, which is i.i.d. across instants. We prove the existence of an optimal tax rate such that the monopoly replicates the same steady state welfare level as under social planning. Yet, the corresponding output level, R&D investment for environmental friendly technologies and surplus distribution necessarily differ from the socially optimal ones.

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Dragone, Davide
Lambertini, Luca
Leitmann, George
Palestini, Arsen
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Optimal taxation; Environmental externalities; Stochastic shock, Social planning
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2282-6483
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