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Modelos y costos de la mitigación de emisiones. El caso de un mercado de permisos de emisión para España


  • González-Eguino, Mikel

    (Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3))


The study of economic impacts of climate change mitigation policies requires the use of different methodologies. This article discusses the most used models in literature as well as its applications. We presents dynamic Applied General Equilibrium model (AGE) that implement a market for emissions permits. Emission markets are reality in European Union since the introduction in 2005 of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS). Through this model it is possible to estimate the minimum cost of controlling greenhouse emissions. The model is used to analyse emission reductions for the case of Spain.// El estudio de los efectos de la mitigación del cambio climático requiere el uso de metodologías diversas. Este artículo analiza y clasifica los modelos más utilizados en la bibliografía, así como sus diferentes aplicaciones. A continuación, se presenta un modelo de equilibrio general aplicado (MEGA) dinámico que incorpora un mercado de permisos de emisión. Este instrumento es una realidad en la Unión Europea desde la aplicación en 2005 del Sistema Europeo de Permisos de Emisiones Transferibles (EU ETS). Mediante dicho modelo es posible estimar reducciones costo-efectivas de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. El modelo presentado se aplica al caso de la reducción de emisiones en España.

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  • González-Eguino, Mikel, 2010. "Modelos y costos de la mitigación de emisiones. El caso de un mercado de permisos de emisión para España," El Trimestre Económico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, vol. 0(305), pages 185-217, enero-mar.
  • Handle: RePEc:elt:journl:v:77:y:2010:i:305:p:185-217

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    public policy; applied general equilibrium models; climate change; políticas públicas; modelos de equilibrio general dinámico; cambio climático;

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    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General


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