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Some Basic Economics of Carbon Taxes

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  • Harry Clarke

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This paper asks three questions. First, how do carbon taxes drive economic and environmental outcomes? Second, what is the appropriate economic base on which carbon taxes should be levied? Finally, how well does a carbon tax deliver economic-environmental outcomes compared to a comparable emissions trading scheme.

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Article provided by The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in its journal Australian Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 44 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
Pages: 123-136

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecr:v:44:y:2011:i:2:p:123-136

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