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Author Pethig, Rüdiger ♦ Eichner, Thomas
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher Verein für Socialpolitik
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword emissions cap ♦ emissions tax ♦ emissions trading ♦ Taxation and Subsidies: Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies ♦ Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects ♦ Environmental Economics: Government Policy
Abstract We focus on carbon emissions control in a group of countries to explore the distributional incidence of mixed policies consisting of a joint emissions trading scheme (ETS) and of national emissions taxes overlapping with the ETS. Such policies impact on national welfares through both the overlapping taxes and the distribution of national emissions caps. Our main result is that for every mixed policy, there exists an ETS policy without overlapping taxes yielding the same levels of national welfare as the mixed policy. We also suggest two measures of the net distributional incidence of mixed policies.
Part of series Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Regulatory Overlap in Climate Policy xC2-V1
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-01-01
Publisher Place Frankfurt a. M.
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