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Accounting for behavioral effects of increases in the carbon dioxide (CO2) tax in revenue estimation in Sweden

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  • Hammar, Henrik
  • Sjöström, Magnus
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    In this paper we describe how behavioral responses of carbon dioxide (CO2) tax increases are accounted for in tax revenue estimation in Sweden. The rationale for developing a method for this is a mix between that a CO2 tax is a primary climate policy tool aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and that the CO2 tax generates sizable tax revenues.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 10 (October)
    Pages: 6672-6676

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:39:y:2011:i:10:p:6672-6676

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    Keywords: Revenue estimation Carbon dioxide (CO2) tax Climate policy;

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    1. Fang, Guochang & Tian, Lixin & Fu, Min & Sun, Mei, 2013. "The impacts of carbon tax on energy intensity and economic growth – A dynamic evolution analysis on the case of China," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 110(C), pages 17-28.

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