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Interstate Hazardous Waste Shipments and Disposal Taxes

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Levinson, Arik (Georgetown University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
hazardous waste disposal; hazardous wastes; tax legislation; tax policy; taxes
  • Abstract

    This paper links the theoretical and empirical literatures on inter- jurisdictional tax and regulatory competition, focusing on the case of state hazardous waste disposal taxes. It begins by demonstrating that local environmental taxes can be inefficient, and that the inefficiency depends on the tax elasticity of polluters' responses. The paper then uses panel data from the Toxics Release Inventory to estimate the magnitude of the tax elasticities, and to demonstrate the empirical relevance of the theoretical inefficiency of local taxes.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989 / 1995
    Time period: 1989--1995
  • Collection date: 1999
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
2304 (48x48) state pairs Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Collection Mode
  • A zipped package contains Microsoft Word documents and a Stata file containing the data, tables, and figures used in the publication.

    This document is part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and is distributed exactly as it arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the principal investigator if further information is desired.

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (9515057).
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 32141 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Levinson, Arik. Environmental regulatory competition: A status report and some new evidence. National Tax Journal.56, (1, Part 1), 91-106.2003.
  • Levinson, Arik. NIMBY taxes matter: The case of state hazardous waste disposal taxes. Journal of Public Economics.74, (1), 31 -51.1999.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0047-2727(99)00021-3 (DOI)
  • Levinson, Arik. State taxes and interstate hazardous waste shipments. American Economic Review.89, (3), 666-677.1999.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.89.3.666 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Levinson, Arik (2011): Interstate Hazardous Waste Shipments and Disposal Taxes. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.