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Emission Policies And The Nigerian Economy: Simulations From A Dynamic Applied General Equilibrium Model

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  • GODWIN CHUKWUDUM NWAOBI

    (THE UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA)

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Recently, there has been growing concern that human activities may be affecting the global climate through growing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases(GHG). Such warming could have major impacts on economic activity and society. For the Nigerian case, the study uses multisector dynamic applied general equilibrium to quantify the economy- wide, distributional and environmental costs of policies to curb GHG emissions. The simulation results indicates effectiveness of carbon tax, tradeable permit and backstop technology policies in curbing GHG emissions but with distorted economy wide and income distributional effects. However, the model was found to be sensitive to three key exogenous variable and parameters tested: Lower GDP growth rate, changed interfuel substitution elasticity and autonomous energy efficiency improvement factor. Unlike the first test, the last two tests only had improved environmental effect but stable economy wide effect. This then suggests that domestic energy conservation measures could be a second best alternative.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series GE, Growth, Math methods with number 0202002.

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Length: 70 pages
Date of creation: 21 Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpge:0202002

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Keywords: greenhouse gases(ghg); dynamic applied general equilibrium model; carbontax; tradeable permits; backstop technology; carbon dioxide(CO2); sulphur oxides(SOx); Nitrogen Oxides(NOx);

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  1. Jian Zhang, 2005. "Environmental Taxation in Energy Sector - A Theoretical and Applied Analysis," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 213, Society for Computational Economics.

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