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CarTax: A simulation model for analysing the reform of car taxation in Flanders

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  • Mayeres, Inge
  • Vanhulsel, Marlies

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In this paper we develop a model for the analysis of the impacts of a reform of car taxation in Flanders, one of the three regions in Belgium. We present an empirically based model that can be used to simulate the impacts of a car tax reform on new car purchases in Flanders. In the first part of the paper we estimate a demand model for new cars on the basis of detailed information at market level for cars sold. Next, we use the estimation results to simulate the effects of a reform in car taxation.

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  • Mayeres, Inge & Vanhulsel, Marlies, 2017. "CarTax: A simulation model for analysing the reform of car taxation in Flanders," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 11-24.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:retrec:v:62:y:2017:i:c:p:11-24
    DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2017.02.001
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    1. Chen, Dongxu & Sun, Yu & Yang, Zhongzhen, 2020. "Optimization of the travel ban scheme of cars based on the spatial distribution of the last digit of license plates," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 94(C), pages 43-53.

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    Keywords

    Car taxation; Car demand model; Simulation model; Environmental taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment
    • L98 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Government Policy
    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources
    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy

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