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Taxes vs Permits: Options for Price-Based Climate Change Regulation

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  • Isabelle Sin
  • Suzi Kerr
  • Joanna Hendy

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    (New Zealand Treasury)

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This paper provides an overview of key issues involved in the choice among market-based instruments for climate change policy. Specifically, it examines the potential net benefits from shifting to a permit system for emission reduction, and the preconditions necessary for this change. It also draws out the implications of New Zealand’s specific circumstances and current climate policies for future policy development.

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Paper provided by New Zealand Treasury in its series Treasury Working Paper Series with number 05/02.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2005
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Handle: RePEc:nzt:nztwps:05/02

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Keywords: climate change; emissions trading; permits; taxation; New Zealand;

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  1. Peter Cramton & Suzi Kerr, 2002. "Tradeable Carbon Permit Auctions: How and Why to Auction Not Grandfather," Papers of Peter Cramton 02eptc, University of Maryland, Department of Economics - Peter Cramton, revised 06 May 2002.
  2. Goulder, Lawrence H. & Parry, Ian W. H. & Williams III, Roberton C. & Burtraw, Dallas, 1999. "The cost-effectiveness of alternative instruments for environmental protection in a second-best setting," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(3), pages 329-360, June.
  3. Suzi Kerr & Emma Brunton & Ralph Chapman, 2004. "Policy to Encourage Carbon Sequestration in Plantation Forests," Working Papers 04_05, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
  4. Suzi Kerr, 2003. "Allocating Risks in a Domestic Greenhouse Gas Trading System," Working Papers 03_01, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
  5. Arrow, Kenneth J & Lind, Robert C, 1970. "Uncertainty and the Evaluation of Public Investment Decisions," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 60(3), pages 364-78, June.
  6. Suzi Kerr, 2003. "Indigenous Forests and Forest Sink Policy in New Zealand," Working Papers 03_15, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
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  1. Axel Michaelowa & John O’brien, 2006. "Domestic UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms Project Supply Coordination Through Tendering – Lessons from the New Zealand Experience," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 711-722, May.

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