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Joint Design of Emission Tax and Trading Systems

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  • Bernard Caillaud
  • Gabrielle Demange

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This paper analyzes the joint design of fiscal and cap-and-trade instruments in climate policies under uncertainty. Whether the optimal mechanism is a mixed policy (with some firms subject to a tax and others to a cap-and-trade) or a uniform one (with all firms subject to the same instrument) depends on parameters reflecting preferences, production, and, most importantly, the stochastic structure of the shocks affecting the economy. This framework is then used to address the issue of the non-cooperative design of climate regulation systems in various areas worldwide under uncertainty. We characterize the resulting inefficiency, show how the Pareto argument in favor of merging ETS of different regions is reinforced under uncertainty, and discuss the non-cooperative design of mixed systems.

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  • Bernard Caillaud & Gabrielle Demange, 2017. "Joint Design of Emission Tax and Trading Systems," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 127, pages 163-201.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2017:i:127:p:163-201
    DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.127.0163
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    Keywords

    Climate Policies; Cap-and-Trade Mechanisms; Emission Tax; Uncertainty;
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    JEL classification:

    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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