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Chapter 5: Global warming: The neglected supply side

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  • Lars Calmfors
  • Giancarlo Corsetti
  • Michael P. Devereux
  • Gilles Saint-Paul
  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Jan-Egbert Sturm
  • Xavier Vives

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This chapter addresses one of the most long-term issues for mankind: global warming. The chapter points out that most existing analyses have neglected the supply side. Without a proper analysis of supply-side effects, demand-reducing measures, which are generally regarded as selfevident solutions (such as emission permits, taxes on fossil fuels and the subsidisation of alternative energy sources) risk being ineffective and in fact counterproductive.

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Article provided by CESifo Group Munich in its journal EEAG Report on the European Economy.

Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): (02)
Pages: 125-139

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Handle: RePEc:ces:eeagre:v::y:2008:i::p:125-139

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  1. Long, Ngo Van & Sinn, Hans-Werner, 1985. "Surprise Price Shifts, Tax Changes and the Supply Behaviour of Resource Extracting Firms," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(45), pages 278-89, December.
  2. Hans-Werner Sinn, 2008. "Das grüne Paradoxon: Warum man das Angebot bei der Klimapolitik nicht vergessen darf," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 9(3), pages 109-142, 08.
  3. Solow, Robert M, 1974. "The Economics of Resources or the Resources of Economics," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 64(2), pages 1-14, May.
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