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Would border carbon adjustments prevent carbon leakage and heavy industry competitiveness losses? Insights from a meta-analysis of recent economic studies

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  • Branger, Frédéric
  • Quirion, Philippe

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The efficiency of unilateral climate policies may be hampered by carbon leakage and competitiveness losses. A widely discussed policy option to reduce leakage and protect competitiveness of heavy industries is to impose border carbon adjustments (BCAs). The estimation of carbon leakage as well as the assessment of different policy options led to a substantial body of literature in energy-economic modeling.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

Volume (Year): 99 (2014)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 29-39

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:99:y:2014:i:c:p:29-39

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Keywords: Carbon leakage; Competitiveness; Border carbon adjustments; Meta-analysis; Meta-regression analysis; Computable general equilibrium (CGE) models;

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