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Green Tax Reforms and Computational Economics A Do-it-yourself Approach

  • Christoph Böhringer
  • Wolfgang Wiegard
  • Collin Starkweather
  • Anna Ruocco

The double or even triple dividend hypothesis of green tax reforms has beena major issue of dispute in both the scientific community and the politicalarena during the last decade. Theoretical analysis has provided a number ofimportant qualitative insights to the debate but lacks of actual policyrelevance due to very restrictive assumptions. Applied research that takes thestep from stylized analytical to complex numerical models usually comes as ablackbox to non-expert modelers. This paper aims at bridging the gap betweenstylized theoretical work and numerical analysis. We develop a flexible,interactive simulation model which is accessible underhttp://brw.zew.de. Users can specify their own green tax reforms andevaluate the induced economic and environmental effects. Based on illustrativesimulations, we demonstrate the usefulness of our do-it-yourself approach fora better understanding of the double (triple) dividend hypothesis. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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Volume (Year): 22 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (August)
Pages: 75-109

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