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Cap-and-trade properties under different hybrid scheme designs

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  • Grüll, Georg
  • Taschini, Luca
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    This paper examines the key design mechanisms of existing and proposed cap-and-trade markets. First, it is shown that the hybrid systems under investigation (price floor using a minimum price guarantee, price collar, allowance reserve, options offered by the regulator, and offset relaxation) can be decomposed into a combination of an ordinary cap-and-trade scheme with European- or American-style call and put options. Then, we quantify and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed hybrid schemes by investigating whether pre-set objectives (enforcement of permit price bounds and reduction of the compliance costs for relevant companies) can be accomplished while maintaining the original environmental targets. Plain vanilla options are proposed as an alternative that reconciles the otherwise conflicting policy objectives.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

    Volume (Year): 61 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 107-118

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jeeman:v:61:y:2011:i:1:p:107-118

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    Keywords: Allowance reserve Price ceiling Price collar Price floor Offset Safety valve;

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    1. Stranlund, John K. & Moffitt, L. Joe, 2014. "Enforcement and price controls in emissions trading," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 20-38.
    2. Frank Jotzo & Steve Hatfield-Dodds, 2011. "Price Floors in Emissions Trading to Reduce Policy Related Investment Risks: an Australian View," CCEP Working Papers 1105, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
    3. Federico Boffa & Stefano Clò & Alessio D'Amato, 2013. "Environmental policy and incentives to adopt abatement technologies under endogenous uncertainty," Working Papers 5, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of the Economy and of Finance.
    4. Angelo Antoci & Simone Borghesi & Mauro Sodini, 2012. "ETS and Technological Innovation: A Random Matching Model," Working Papers 2012.79, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    5. Alexander Brauneis & Michael Loretz & Roland Mestel & Stefan Palan, 2011. "Inducing Low-Carbon Investment in the Electric Power Industry through a Price Floor for Emissions Trading," Working Papers 2011.74, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    6. Marc Chesney & Luca Taschini & Mei Wang, 2011. "Regulated and non-regulated companies, technology adoption in experimental markets for emission permits, and options contracts," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 37577, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    7. Fell, Harrison & Burtraw, Dallas & Morgenstern, Richard D. & Palmer, Karen L., 2012. "Soft and hard price collars in a cap-and-trade system: A comparative analysis," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 64(2), pages 183-198.
    8. Niklas Lüder Barre & Marc Gronwald & Jana Lippelt, 2012. "Emissions Trading and Energy Policy – Worldwide Trends and Current Problems," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 10(4), pages 50-53, December.
    9. Andrew Yates, 2012. "On a Fundamental Advantage of Permits Over Taxes for the Control of Pollution," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 51(4), pages 583-598, April.
    10. Katsushi Nakajima & Kazuhiko Ohashi, 2013. "Emission Allowance as a Derivative on Commodity-Spread," Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 183-217, May.
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    12. Niklas Lüder Barre & Marc Gronwald & Jana Lippelt, 2012. "Kurz zum Klima: Emissionshandel – weltweite Entwicklungen und aktuelle Probleme," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 65(17), pages 26-28, 09.
    13. Claudia Kettner & Daniela Kletzan-Slamanig & Angela Köppl & Thomas Schinko & Andreas Türk, 2011. "ETCLIP – The Challenge of the European Carbon Market: Emission Trading, Carbon Leakage and Instruments to Stabilise the CO2 Price. Price Volatility in Carbon Markets: Why it Matters and How it Can b," WIFO Working Papers 409, WIFO.

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