Environmental migration and capital mobility

Chao, Chi-Chur, Ee, Mong Shan, Laffargue, Jean-Pierre and Yu, Eden S.H. 2016, Environmental migration and capital mobility, International review of economics and finance, vol. 42, pp. 430-441, doi: 10.1016/j.iref.2015.10.014.

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Title Environmental migration and capital mobility
Author(s) Chao, Chi-ChurORCID iD for Chao, Chi-Chur orcid.org/0000-0002-1056-469X
Ee, Mong ShanORCID iD for Ee, Mong Shan orcid.org/0000-0001-8366-1098
Laffargue, Jean-Pierre
Yu, Eden S.H.
Journal name International review of economics and finance
Volume number 42
Start page 430
End page 441
Total pages 12
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-03
ISSN 1059-0560
Summary Based on utility equalization, this paper considers a developing economy with labor migration. Pollution and capital taxes are imposed on producers in the polluted sector. The optimal policy combinations of capital taxes and pollution taxes for the host economy are examined. A zero capital tax is required for increasing mobility of capital to raise real GDP, while a larger than Pigovian pollution tax is needed for enhancing environmental amenities. The impacts on those two optimal tax rates are examined theoretically and numerically if foreign countries adopt higher environmental standards or if foreign countries impose tax credits on foreign investments.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.iref.2015.10.014
Field of Research 140212 Macroeconomics (incl Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
1502 Banking, Finance And Investment
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080534

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