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Double Dividended Environmental Taxation and Canadian Carbon Emissions Control

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  • McKitrick, R

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The possibility of using revenues from environmental taxes to reduce other distortions in the tax system has been much discussed recently. This paper reviews the current debate and presents empirical evidence to suggest that the double dividend approach to CO2 emissions control in Canada can significantly reduce the costs involved, and possibly eliminate aggregate welfare and output reductions due to implementation of a carbon tax.

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Paper provided by University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 1996-10.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:gue:guelph:1996-10

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Keywords: TAXATION; EXTERNALITIES; GOVERNMENT POLICY; POLLUTION; ENERGY;

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  1. Pearce, David W, 1991. "The Role of Carbon Taxes in Adjusting to Global Warming," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 101(407), pages 938-48, July.
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Cited by:
  1. John Creedy & Catherine Sleeman, 2004. "Carbon Taxation, Prices and Welfare in New Zealand," Treasury Working Paper Series 04/23, New Zealand Treasury.
  2. Ross McKitrick, 1997. "Double Dividend Environmental Taxation and Canadian Carbon Emissions Control," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 23(4), pages 417-438, December.
  3. Elena Simonova & Rock Lefebvre, 2009. "Carbon Revenue Recycling - Opportunities and Challenges," Working Papers 090904, Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.

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