Unilateral reduction of medium-term carbon emissions via taxing emissions and consumption / Thomas Eichner, Rüdiger Pethig
VerfasserEichner, Thomas In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Pethig, Rüdiger In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenSiegen : Universität Siegen, Fakultät III, November 2011
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (34 Seiten) : Diagramme
SerieVolkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge ; No. 152-11
SchlagwörterTreibhausgas In Wikipedia suchen nach Treibhausgas / Emission In Wikipedia suchen nach Emission / Luftverschmutzung In Wikipedia suchen nach Luftverschmutzung / Klimaschutz In Wikipedia suchen nach Klimaschutz / Umweltsteuer In Wikipedia suchen nach Umweltsteuer / Verbrauchsteuer In Wikipedia suchen nach Verbrauchsteuer / Steuerwirkung In Wikipedia suchen nach Steuerwirkung / Zwei-Länder-Modell In Wikipedia suchen nach Zwei-Länder-Modell
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Unilateral reduction of medium-term carbon emissions via taxing emissions and consumption [0.35 mb]

Internalizing the global negative externality of carbon emissions requires flattening the extraction path of non-renewable fossil-fuel resources (= world carbon emissions). Following Eichner and Pethig (2011b) we set up a two-country two-period model in which one of the countries represents a sub-global climate coalition that implements a binding ceiling on the world's first-period emissions. The other country is the rest of the world and refrains from taking action. The climate coalition has at its disposal sign-unconstrained taxes on emissions in both periods, as in Eichner and Pethig (2011b), but in the present study it has the additional option of taxing consumption. The central question is whether and how the coalition makes use of consumption taxes along with emission taxes in its unilateral cost-effective ceiling policy. We identify cost-effective policies under various conditions and find that all consist of a (positive) tax on first-period consumption and of emission taxes whose rates are negative in the second period but may take on either sign in the first period. -- carbon emissions ; ceiling ; unilateral ; cost-effective regulation