Séminaire de recherche en économie - GATE-LSE : Sophie Legras

Séminaire de recherche en économie - GATE-LSE : Sophie Legras


Salle de réunion 009 GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne
10, Rue Tréfilerie
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Sophie Legras , INRA UMR CESAER Dijon, présentera un séminaire intitulé : Commuting on happyville

Thème de recherche / Main topics : Urban economics, environmental and resource economics, public economics

Résumé / abstract  :

 This paper presents a spatial model of tax competition in an asymmetric duocentric city in which pollution from commuting is accounted for. Residential location being fixed, agents can chose their workplace and face a tradeo between wage and commuting costs - including traffic-related pollution costs. We contrast the first best solution of a unique benevolent decision maker to cases of tax competition. In a first step, we revisit standard tax competition results in an asymmetric setting when one production factor can be exported when pollution is accounted for. We show that the incentive for the high productive jurisdiction to export the tax burden is a ected by the resulting pollution import. In a second step, we introduce the possibility of decision makers who align their perception of pollution to those of their residents.

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