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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Economic impacts of EU clean air policies assessed in a CGE framework
Authors: Vrontisi, Zoi
Abrell, Jan
Neuwahl, Frederik
Saveyn, Bert
Wagner, Fabian
et. al: No
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3160
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy
Volume(Issue): 55
Issue: 1
Pages: 54
Pages to: 64
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 1462-9011
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 333: Economics of land and resources
Abstract: This paper assesses the macroeconomic and sectoral impacts of the “Clean Air Policy Package” proposed by the European Commission in December 2013. The analysis incorporates both the expenditures necessary to implement the policy by 2030 and the resulting positive feedback effects on human health and crop production. A decomposition analysis identifies the important drivers of the macroeconomic impacts. We show that while expenditure on pollution abatement is a cost for the abating sectors, it also generates an increased demand for the sectors that produce the goods required for pollution abatement. Moreover, we find that positive feedback effects, particularly those related to health can offset the resource costs associated to the clean air policy and result in positive macroeconomic impacts for the economy of the European Union.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
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