Abstract for:Exploring Effects of Potential Pollution Tax Policies in Rural China
China’s rapid period of industrialization created widespread rural pollution. This paper explores the efficacy and cost of emission reduction versus remediation tax policies in a hypothetical rural region. Modeling the effects of these initiatives on factory output, the spread of pollution is simulated over time. Whereas single-focus policies are neither effective nor cost-efficient, hybrid policies that both reduce pollution and remediate damage to the land are stable long-term solutions.