A note on environment-dependent time preferences

Hsun Chu, Ching Chong Lai, Chih Hsing Liao

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In this paper we investigate the growth effect of environmental taxes when time preference is endogenously determined by environmental quality. We find that if people become more patient because of a cleaner environment, raising the environmental tax may reduce pollution and stimulate growth. Moreover, the Pigouvian principle may be inefficient in the presence of endogenous time preference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1652-1667
Number of pages16
JournalMacroeconomic Dynamics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • Endogenous Growth
  • Endogenous Time Preference
  • Pigouvian Tax


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