Economics of Environmental Policy in Oligopolistic Markets

Mahelet G. Fikru (Editor)
Department of Economics, Missouri University of Science & Technology, MO, US

Matt Insall (Editor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Missouri University of Science & Technology, MO, US

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS069000

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With the rising public and political concern about greener production, there is unrelenting pressure on individual companies to mitigate and abate pollution and adopt cleaner technologies. Governments adopt several types of environmental policies and regulations that are aimed at protecting the environment and encouraging efficient use of natural resources.

Instruments such as carbon tax, emission quota and abatement subsidy are being proposed and implemented in several countries. Such policies affect firms’ strategic decision-making such as creating joint ventures, product differentiation, R&D, expansion and outsourcing. This book examines the relationship between firms’ strategic decision making, environmental policies and its resulting effect on society. Each chapter builds a theoretical model in which the market structure is imperfect competition.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Horizontal Product Differentiation, Pollution Abatement and Emission Taxes under Cournot Oligopoly (pp. 1-20)
Luis Gautier (University of Texas at Tyler, TX, US)

Chapter 2 - The Interplay between Profit and Environmental Taxation: Incentives to Create RJVs for Green Innovations (pp. 21-38)
Davide Dragone, Luca Lambertini and Arsen Palestini (Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy and others)

Chapter 3 - Strategic Pollution Policies: Quota versus Tax in International Trade Competition(pp. 39-60)
Rafael Salvador Espinosa Ramirez (Department of Economics, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico)

Chapter 4 - Inter-Industry Pollution, Compensation Scheme and Environmental Protection (pp. 61-84)
Leonard F.S. Wang, Chu-chuan Hsu and Tien-Der Han (Department of Applied Economics, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan and others)

Chapter 5 - Emission Tax and Acquisition Incentives in Oligopoly Markets (pp. 85-94)
Mahelet G. Fikru and Matt Insall (Department of Economics, Missouri University of Science & Technology, MO, US)

Editors’ Contact Information (pp. 95-96)

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