Government intervention in wildlife damage management: a bioeconomic analysis of wildlife damage compensation and taxation policies

Zijin Xie

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Abstract

This paper develops a bioeconomic model to investigate the effects of wildlife damage compensation programs, and income taxes, on both wildlife population and social welfare. Wildlife damage compensation programs generally compensate local people after wildlife damage occurred. In our model, the compensation program is financed by government tax revenue. We clarify how the production and consumption behaviors of local people change after introducing income taxes for the compensation program. Based on the steady-state analysis and numerical simulation, we conclude that with appropriate taxation policy under certain conditions, a self-financing wildlife damage compensation programs can both increase wildlife population and improve local social welfare, even under the circumstance where compensation programs financed by external resources lower them, which is obtained in the previous studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-115
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Bioeconomics
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr

Keywords

  • Agricultural tax
  • Bioeconomic model
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife damage compensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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