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Internalization of external costs in Lithuania and Poland

Vol. 8, No 3, 2015

Dalia  Štreimikienė


Mykolas Romeris University Lithuania

Internalization of external costs in Lithuania and Poland

 Ignas Mikalauskas


Vilnius University


ABSTRACT. The paper reviews and compares external costs of atmospheric pollution and pollution taxes in Lithuania and Poland and assesses the level of external costs internalization and their impact on atmospheric emissions of classical pollutants in both countries. The analysis of trends of atmospheric pollution by classical pollutants in Lithuania and Poland is presented and policy recommendations based on the main findings of the analysis conducted were developed.


Received: July, 2015

1st Revision: September, 2015

Accepted: December, 2015


DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2015/8-3/4

JEL Classification: M12, M53

Keywords: : external costs, atmospheric emissions, pollution taxes, Lithuania, Poland.