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The Ethanol Trap: Why Policies to Promote Ethanol as Fuel Need Rethinking

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  • Doug Auld

    (University of Guelph)

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Government support for ethanol production is expensive for governments and costly for consumers.

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Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 268 (July)
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Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:268

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  1. Colin Busby & William Robson, 2013. "Canada's 2012 Fiscal Accountability Rankings," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 373, February.
  2. Simla Tokgoz & Amani Elobeid, 2006. "Analysis of the Link between Ethanol, Energy, and Crop Markets, An," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 06-wp435, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  3. Simla Tokgoz & Amani Elobeid & Jacinto F. Fabiosa & Dermot J. Hayes & Bruce A. Babcock & Tun-Hsiang (Edward) Yu & Fengxia Dong & Chad E. Hart & John C. Beghin, 2007. "Emerging Biofuels: Outlook of Effects on U.S. Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Markets," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 07-sr101, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  4. Ofir D. Rubin & Miguel Carriquiry & Dermot J. Hayes, 2008. "Implied Objectives of U.S. Biofuel Subsidies," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 08-wp459, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  5. Gilbert Metcalf, 2008. "Using Tax Expenditures to Achieve Energy Policy Goals," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 0715, Department of Economics, Tufts University.
  6. Mark Jaccard & Nic Rivers, 2007. "Estimating the Effect of the Canadian Government's 2006-2007 Greenhouse Gas Policies," e-briefs 46, C.D. Howe Institute.
  7. William B.P. Robson & Finn Poschmann & Robin Banerjee & Colin Busby & Benjamin Dachis, 2008. "Steering Through Turbulence: The Shadow Federal Budget for 2008," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 111, February.
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  1. Arthur J. Cockfield, 2008. "Finding Silver Linings in the Storm: An Evaluation of Recent Canada-US Crossborder Developments," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 272, September.
  2. Hobbs, Jill E. & Weseen, Simon & Kerr, William A., 2012. "Transaction Costs, Hold-Ups and Governance in Ethanol Supply Chains," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 125158, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Roger A. Samson & Stephanie Bailey Stamler, 2009. "Going Green for Less: Cost-Effective Alternative Energy Sources," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 282, February.
  4. Bhullar, A.S. & Deo, Balbinder & Sachdeva, Jatinder, 2012. "Transport Biofuel Production, Trade-offs, and Promotion Policies in Canada — A Review," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 25(1).
  5. Weseen, Simon & Hobbs, Jill & Kerr, William A., 2014. "Reducing Hold-up Risks in Ethanol Supply Chains: A Transaction Cost Perspective," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 17(2).
  6. Peter W. Hogg, 2008. "A Question of Parliamentary power: Criminal Law and the Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 114, August.

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