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Carbon tax and OPEC's rents under a ceiling constraint

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  • Rémy Dullieux

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Lionel Ragot

    (EPEE - Centre d'Etudes des Politiques Economiques - Université d'Evry-Val d'Essonne)

  • Katheline Schubert

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics - Ecole d'Économie de Paris)

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We study the Markov-perfect Nash equilibrium (MPNE) of a game between oil-importing countries, who seek to maintain the atmospheric carbon concentration under a given ceiling, and oil-exporting countries. The oil-importing countries set a carbon tax and the oil-exporting countries control the producer price. We obtain implicit feedback rules and explicit non-linear time paths of extraction, carbon tax, and producer price. Consumers are always able to reap some share of the scarcity and monopoly rents, whereas producers partially pre-empt the carbon tax only if the marginal damage under the ceiling is small. We compare the MPNE to the efficient, open-loop, and cartel-without-tax equilibria.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) with number halshs-00976591.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113, 4, 798-824
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00976591

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Keywords: Global warming; differential games; non-linear strategies; non-renewable resources;

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  1. Armon Rezai & Frederick van der Ploeg & Cees Withagen, 2012. "The Optimal Carbon Tax and Economic Growth: Additive versus Multiplicative Damages," CEEES Paper Series CE3S-05/12, European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics.
  2. Habermacher, Florian & Kirchgässner, Gebhard, 2011. "Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures," Annual Conference 2011 (Frankfurt, Main): The Order of the World Economy - Lessons from the Crisis 48717, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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