|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Environmental tax reform : efficiency and political feasibility|
|Published in:||Ecological Economics|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Elsevier|
|Subjects:||Computable general equilibrium model; Political feasability; Cost efficiency; Environmental tax reform|
|Abstract:||Although market-based environmental measures like uniform CO2 taxes reach a given standard at minimal cost, they do not prevail in real world policies. An efficiency oriented environmental policy fails, as it involves a redistribution of pollution rights, resulting in a strong and generally effective opposition of the groups that forego economic rents. The present paper analyzes the trade-off between efficiency and political feasibility of several CO2 tax and reimbursement schemes, using a computable general equilibrium model of Switzerland. The simulation results indicate that a policy combining a uniform CO2 tax with differentiated labor subsidies preventing intersectoral redistribution is a better solution for the tradeoff than the presently existing tax schemes in various countries.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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