Mathematical programming and the computation of optimal taxes for environmental pollution control

  • Stephen E. Jacobsen
Mathematical Programming
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 41)


This paper considers some theoretical and computational problems that arise when trying to find optimal taxes for environmental pollution control. The paper takes cognizance of the reality of mixed-economy difficulties (and, therefore, Lagrangian decomposition is not appropriate), and also demonstrates that a "property-rights" approach to environmental quality control may not be appropriate. The paper presents a water quality control problem which highlights the difficulties. In addition, the resulting mathematical program is nonconvex and a solution algorithm is presented.


Equilibrium Price Optimal Taxis Waste Load Lagrangian Decomposition Environmental Pollution Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen E. Jacobsen
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  1. 1.Engineering Systems Department School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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