The proposals for a European tax on CO2 and their implications for intercountry
AbstractThis paper analyzes the advantages and implications of the implementation of a European tax on carbon dioxide emissions as an own resource of the European Union. In contrast to a harmonized tax, which would only have distributive effects within each member state, a tax collected at European scale would also have important distributive effects among different countries. These effects would also depend on the use of tax revenues. The paper investigates the distributive effects among the member states of three tax models: a pure CO2
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carbon tax; distributive effects; energy tax; European Union; inter-country;
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