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Climate Policy and Corporate Behaviour

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  • Commins, Nicola
  • Lyons, Seán
  • Schiffbauer, Marc
  • Tol, Richard S. J.

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In this paper, we study the impact of energy taxes and the EU ETS on a large number of firms in Europe between 1996 and 2007. Using company level micro-data, we examine how firms in different sectors were affected by environmental policies. Aspects of behaviour and performance studied include total factor productivity, employment levels, investment behaviour and profitability. On the whole, energy taxes increased total factor productivity and returns to capital but decreased employment, with a mixed effect on investment, for the sectors included in our analysis. However, large sectoral variation is observed, with some industries losing out in terms of productivity and profitability when faced with increased energy taxes, while others benefitted.

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Keywords: Climate policy/employment/energy taxes/europe/firm performance/investment/Policy/Productivity;

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  1. The Green New Deal (ctd)
    by Richard Tol in The Irish Economy on 2009-11-20 09:11:58
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  1. Jaraitė, Jūratė & Kažukauskas, Andrius, 2013. "The profitability of electricity generating firms and policies promoting renewable energy," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 858-865.
  2. Ralf Martin & Mirabelle Muûls & Laure B. de Preux & Ulrich J. Wagner, 2012. "Industry compensation under relocation risk: a firm-level analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme," Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Papers 85, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
  3. Hottenrott, Hanna & Rexhäuser, Sascha & Veugelers, Reinhilde, 2014. "Green innovations and organizational change: Making better use of environmental technology," ZEW Discussion Papers 12-043 [rev.], ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  4. Lundgren, Tommy & Marklund, Per-Olov & Samakovlis, Eva & Zhou, Wenchao, 2013. "Carbon Prices and Incentives for Technological Development," CERE Working Papers 2013:4, CERE - the Center for Environmental and Resource Economics.
  5. Jüri Kleesmaa & Marko Viiding & Eduard Latõšov, 2011. "Implications for competitiveness of the Estonian carbon­intensive industry post-2013," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 11(2), pages 41-58, December.

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