1999 Volume 12 Issue 3 Pages 184-190
This paper deals with how to evaluate the effectiveness of carbon tax and energy tax for regulating the carbon dioxide emissions. For this purpose we mainly deal with a primal problem and its dual problem of dynamic linear programming model. The primal problem is formulated by extending Leontief type input-output model and the basic idea of commodity stocks. It represents the balance of materials. The dual problem is obtained and interpreted as cash balance. It is clarified in this paper whether the carbon tax and energy tax are effective to decrease the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions.