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Energy Consumption and Environmental Pollution: A Stochastic Model


Charles S. Tapiero


NYU Poly - Department of Finance and Risk Engineering

October 26, 2008

IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 263-273, 2009

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This paper considers an energy-pollution economic problem which uses a stochastic queue framework. This approach is shown to establish a link between a firm's energy consuming economic activity and its effects on the pollution that it generates as a function of its activity. An economic model is then used to draw some inferences regarding the effects of selected economic parameters on the propensity to pollute and prevent pollution. In particular, a number of theories pertaining to the effects of pollution and its regulation on the output and competitiveness of firms is elaborated. For example, the Porter Hypothesis presuming that a stringent environmental policy improves a firm’s competitiveness is analyzed in terms of our model. For demonstration purposes, a simple example is used.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: energy, pollution, eco-management, queueing

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Date posted: July 17, 2009  

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Tapiero, Charles S., Energy Consumption and Environmental Pollution: A Stochastic Model (October 26, 2008). IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 263-273, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1433489

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NYU Poly - Department of Finance and Risk Engineering ( email )
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
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