The Economic Implications of Introducing Carbon Taxes in South Africa
AbstractSouth Africa is considering introducing carbon taxes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We evaluate potential impacts using a dynamic economy-wide model linked to an energy sector model. Simulation results indicate that a phased-in carbon tax that reache
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Date of creation: 2012
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carbon tax; growth; employment; income distribution; South Africa;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AFR-2012-09-30 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-CMP-2012-09-30 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-ENE-2012-09-30 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2012-09-30 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2012-09-30 (Public Economics)
- NEP-RES-2012-09-30 (Resource Economics)
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