The political economy of the design of local taxation and environmental protection

9-10 December 2011 - Ancona, Italy


  • Final Programme

    Friday - December 9, 2011 12:00-14:00 Conference Registration
    14:00-14:30 Introduction and welcoming comments
    14:30-15:40 Invited lecture
    and discussion

    Per G. Fredriksson
    (University of Louisville)

    "Environmental Decentralization and Political Centralization"
    16:00-17:30 Parallel session A "Tax assignment"

    S. Auci, A. Castelli, D. Vignani "Local or National Environmental Taxation in Italy:a Stochastic Frontier Analysis"

    G. Brosio, J.P. Jimenez "Intergovernmental interactions between taxation of oil and gas and environmental protection"

    B. Agnani, H. Aray "Optimal oil price band for gasoline taxation"

    Parallel session B "Environmental protection and land use"

    J.G. Féres, S. Marchand, A. Sauquet "Ecological Fiscal Incentives and Spatial Strategic Interactions: the Case of the ICMS-E in Parana"

    F. Fiorillo, B. Ermini, R. Santolini "Environmental protection, land use and local governments"

    A. Ben Othmen "Optimal taxation versus amenities provision and pricing: a contribution to the foundation of amenities funding mechanism"

    Saturday - December 10, 2011 9:30-11:00 Parallel session C "Natural resources"

    A. Quarto "A valuation of positive environmental externalities in areas subjected to hydrological risk"

    F. Fiorillo, A. Sacchi "On local environmental protection"

    M. Mazzanti, R. Zoboli "The political economy of Ecological tax reforms: socio economic frameworks, multiple dividends and resource taxes.A survey and insights for implementation in the EU and in member states."

    Parallel session D "Pollution Abatement"

    B. Dafflon, S. Daguet "Performance measurement in environmental management at the local level: an experiment and proposal with reference to Switzerland"

    R. Le Boennec "Pollution abatement versus spillover effects : is urban toll a relevant fiscal tool?"

    Invited lecture
    and discussion

    Paul Ekins
    (University College London)

    "Environmental Innovation and Multi-level Governance"
    12:30-14:00 Lunch
    14:00-15:10 Invited lecture
    and discussion

    Friedrich Schneider
    (Johannes Kepler University of Linz)
    "Why is Environmental Policy in Representative Democracies inadequate? A Preliminary Public Choice Analysis"
    15:30-17:00 Parallel session E "Indicators for environmental performance"

    A. Massarutto "Reckoning without the (water) host. Financing water services in Italy after the June referendum"

    M Ciaschini, R. Pretaroli, F. Severini, C. Socci "The effects of environmental taxation through a dynamic CGE model"

    V. Palm "Experiences of measunring and categorising environmental economic instruments"

    Parallel session F "Tax Instruments"

    D. Bartolini "National or Local regulation of a renewable resource"

    F. Carraro, A. Zatti "Distributional effects of transport taxes: some insight"

    A. Rinaldi "Externalities and tourist tax.Evidence from Italy"

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