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2012-03-01 | Peer Reviewed

The Centenary of Jens Warming’s Optimal Landing Tax in Fisheries

Eggert, Håkan. 2012. “The Centenary of Jens Warming’s Optimal Landing Tax in Fisheries.” Marine Resource Economics 27:1: 107-110.
Download reference Doi:10.5950/0738-1360-27.1.107

This note acknowledges Jens Warming's contributions (1911, 1931) on what has since come to be known as the open access problem in fisheries. Warming, in a static framework, suggested an optimal landing tax before Pigou (1920) and described the sole owner solution later suggested by Scott (1955b). I describe these results using Warming's framework and point to his previously overlooked contribution concerning the dynamic aspect of fisheries.