La taxe carbone doit-elle être la même dans tous les pays?
International differences in fuel taxation are huge, and may be justified by different local negative externalities that taxes must correct, as well as by different preferences for public spending. In this context, should a worldwide unique carbon tax be added to these local taxes to correct the global warming externality? We show that when lump-sum transfers between countries are allowed for, the carbon price must be the same in all countries. Nevertheless, if lump-sum transfers between governments are impossible to implement, international differentiation of the carbon price is the only way to take care of equity concerns.
Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 2012.HS1 ()
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