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'Useful interpreting for eco-friendly policy-makers and CEOs, who might notice that they could have their gains - and their atmosphere too.' - company this day Many questions concerning environmental economics and coverage are nonetheless open together with the definition of targets, the alternative of tools, the affects of environmental guidelines and the degrees at which varied environmental difficulties can be addressed. The papers accrued within the e-book are meant to stimulate extra dialogue on a few of these concerns and to collect reports in particular components of environmental coverage and from throughout Europe. Following the creation via the editors, the papers fall into 4 major components: the assessment of environmental damages and prices, the connection among overseas exchange and the surroundings, the research of incentive platforms and the matter of sustainable development.

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5 it is shownwhat happenswhen enterprises have to pay for anincreasein environmentaltaxes which are used to finance adecreasein direct taxes on labour. Anegativebalanced-budget multipl ier occurs with regard to the volume of production, while unemploymentincreasesin the short-and mediumrun . That in both cases the double-dividendhypothesisonly paysoff to such a small extentor even revealsnegativeinsteadof positive resultsshould not come as a surprise. The strengtheningof the supply side of the economy as a result of the decreasein direct taxes onlabour is, after all, insufficient to compensatefor the weakeningof the supply side of the economy as induced by the increasein environmentaltaxes .

On the net income that can be earned·per unit of labour or per unit of capital supplied. The tax rate is defined as the wedge between the costs to the entrepreneur and the net income for the suppliers of the production factors. It is assumed that labour income will be entirely spent on consumption. Capital income will be partially spent on consumption while the remainder will be saved. In addition, both taxation on labour and taxation on capital are included in the model. In this respectMeom contains elements of the new growth theory as developedby Romer (1990).

1979), 'Pricing Problems in anInput-Output Approach to Environment Protection', Review of Economicsand Statistics, vol. LXI, Febuary, no. I, pp. I, I 10-17 . Luptacik, M. and B. Bohm(I 993a), ' A Reconsiderationof Non-Negative Solutions for the Augmented Leontief Model' , Research Report, Institute of Econometrics ,Operations Research and Systems Theory, University of Technology, Vienna. Luptacik, M. and B. Bohm (I 993b), 'An Environmental Input-Output Model With MultipleCriteria', AnnalsofOperations Research, (forthcoming).

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