Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26067
Authors: 
Rauscher, Michael
Barbier, Edward B.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper 2022
Abstract: 
The paper combines an economic-geography model of agglomeration and periphery with a model of species diversity and looks at optimal policies of biodiversity conservation. The subject of the paper is natural biodiversity, which is inevitably impaired by anthropogenic impact. Thus, the economic and the ecological system compete for space and the question arises as to how this conflict should be resolved. The decisive parameters of the model are related to biological diversity (endemism vs. redundancy of species) and the patterns of economic geography (centrifugal and centripetal forces). As regards the choice of environmental-policy instruments, it is shown that Pigouvian taxes do not always establish the optimal allocation.
JEL: 
Q56
Q57
Q58
R12
R14
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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