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The Economic and Financial Determinants of Carbon Prices



The aim of this paper is to analyze the economic and financial determinants of carbon dioxide (CO2) prices from the short and long-term perspective, in particular within the EU-wide CO2 emissions trading system (EU ETS). After reviewing present carbon markets, this paper investigates the several drivers of carbon prices from both n financial and an economic perspective. It then examines the main impacts of these drivers in the short and long term. Finally, by comparing the results of several academic and financial studies, this paper identifies the average carbon price and its standard deviation for different future time horizons.

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  • Carlo Carraro & Alice Favero, 2009. "The Economic and Financial Determinants of Carbon Prices," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 59(5), pages 396-409, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:fau:fauart:v:59:y:2009:i:5:p:396-409

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    1. Alice Favero & Enrica De Cian, 2010. "Fairness, Credibility and Effectiveness in the Copenhagen Accord: An Economic Assessment," Working Papers 2010.21, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
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    4. Kiula, Olga & Markandya, Anil & Ščasný, Milan & Menkyna Tsuchimoto, Fusako, 2014. "The Economic and Environmental Effects of Taxing Air Pollutants and CO2: Lessons from a Study of the Czech Republic," MPRA Paper 66599, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Oct 2015.
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    CO2 emission allowances; Emissions Trading Scheme; EU ETS; CO2 price; carbon market;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy


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