The Possibility of a Pigovian Crash Tax

dc.contributor.advisorWinett, Michael
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Michael
dc.contributor.departmentEnglish
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T13:43:09Z
dc.date.available2011-04-07T13:43:09Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the possibilities of using Pigovian taxes to internalize the costs of automobile crashes. Automobile crashes cause significant externalities. This would seem to provide a justification for a Pigovian tax. This paper constructs a model in which drivers calculate costs of crashes as a fraction of their ability to pay. Under this model, Pigovian taxes will not be able to influence behavior once a driver’s expected costs equal everything he or she can pay.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/11369
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Arts & Humanities
dc.subjecteconomic modelsen_US
dc.subjectautomobile accidentsen_US
dc.subjectcostsen_US
dc.subjectexternalitiesen_US
dc.subjectbehavioren_US
dc.subjectPigovian taxen_US
dc.titleThe Possibility of a Pigovian Crash Taxen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US

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