A possible role for discriminatory fuel duty in reducing the emissions from road transport: Some UK evidence
AbstractIn this paper it is shown that the relative demands for UK Gasoline and Diesel fuels are price responsive. Given differing emissions based externalities from these two fuel types, it is contended that discriminatory fuel duty might be a means to reduce these externalities. Results are derived from an Almost Ideal Demand System with time varying technological progress, estimated using a bootstrap procedure given non-normalities and relative small sample sizes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics, University of Surrey in its series Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics Discussion Papers (SEEDS) with number 136.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2012
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in Applied Economics Letters, 320(6), 2013, pp. 544–548. (Revised Version)
AIDS model; technology biases; time-varying parameter.;
Other versions of this item:
- David C. Broadstock & Xun Chen, 2013. "A possible role for discriminatory fuel duty in reducing the emissions from road transport: some UK evidence," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 20(6), pages 540-544, April.
- Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
- R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Systems - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENE-2012-09-03 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2012-09-03 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-TRE-2012-09-03 (Transport Economics)
- NEP-URE-2012-09-03 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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