Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74167
Authors: 
Lafforgue, Gilles
Oueslati, Walid
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 114.2005
Abstract: 
This paper studies the effects of environmental policy on the farmer’s soil optimal management. We consider a dynamic economic model of soil erosion where the intensity use of inputs allows the farmer to control soil losses. Therefore, inputs use induces a pollution which is accentuated by the soil fragility. We show, at the steady state, that the environmental tax induces a more conservative farmer behavior for soil, but in some cases it can exacerbate pollution. These effects can be moderated when farmers introduce abatement activity.
Subjects: 
Soil erosion
Pollution
Environmental policy
Optimal soil conservation
Abatement activities
JEL: 
Q12
Q24
Q28
Q52
H23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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