Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 97540, 15 pages
Research Article

Visitor and Firm Taxes Versus Environmental Options in a Dynamical Context

Angelo Antoci,1 Marcello Galeotti,2 and Lucio Geronazzo2

1DEIR, University of Sassari, Via Torre Tonda 34, Sassari 07100, Italy
2DiMaD, University of Florence, Via Lombroso 6/17, Florence 50134, Italy

Received 17 February 2007; Revised 10 May 2007; Accepted 8 June 2007

Academic Editor: Ibrahim Sadek

Copyright © 2007 Angelo Antoci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The main objective of the paper is to analyze the effects on economic agents' behavior deriving from the introduction of financial activities aimed to environmental protection. The environmental protection mechanism we study should permit exchange of financial activities among citizens, firms, and Public Administration. Such a particular “financial market” is regulated by the Public Administration, but mainly fuelled by the interest of two classes of involved agents: firms and dwelling citizens. We assume that the adoption process of financial decisions is described by a two-population evolutionary game and we study the basic features of the resulting dynamics.