Optimal taxation: Timber and externalities

Jeffrey E. Englin, Mark S. Klan

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The paper presents a model of the relationship between timber taxation and externalities. Optimal pigouvian taxation formulas are derived within this framework for common taxes. A simulation model of Douglas fir is used to estimate the size and direction of these effects. The results show that taxation policy can have a marked impact on the production of externalities, depending on tree species and land productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-275
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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