IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/ora/journl/v1y2011i2p157-168.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Macroeconmic Tendencies Of Environmental Taxes In

Author

Listed:
  • Cristea Anca

    () (UNIVERSITATEA ECOLOGICA DIN BUCURESTI, Stiinte Economice)

Abstract

Reforms of environmental taxes in EU member states began to consolidate a strategic conceptual basis since the early '90s, when it was launched the idea of changing the tax burden from the tax factor of production, work to the environmental factors and use of environmental unfriendly activities and goods. The theoretical support of this view is represented by the corrective taxes Pigou situation justifying the optimal level of activity of producing goods and services from a social perspective, the collection of taxes imposed by the state of polluters, depending on the amount of damage and damage to third parties, the principle of "polluter pays". Despite the green fees start reforms of the EU member countries and their levels are not increased in recent years as a share of GDP. In the EU-27, 2008, revenues from environmental taxes represented a rate of about 2.8% of GDP and 6.1% of total revenues compared to 2.9% and 7.0% record share of GDP in 1999. Effects of environmental taxes on eco-efficiency must be seen not only in terms of their size or budget as income tax to GDP ratio, but also as a positive economic and social impact generated by larger beneficial effects of reducing pollution and preserving the quality natural resources and environmental factors.

Suggested Citation

  • Cristea Anca, 2011. "Macroeconmic Tendencies Of Environmental Taxes In," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 157-168, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:2:p:157-168
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://anale.steconomiceuoradea.ro/volume/2011/n2/020.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. J. Daniel Khazzoom, 1980. "Economic Implications of Mandated Efficiency in Standards for Household Appliances," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 4), pages 21-40.
    2. repec:wsi:jeapmx:v:07:y:2005:i:04:n:s1464333205002225 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Alcott, Blake, 2005. "Jevons' paradox," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 9-21, July.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    envoironmental taxes; eco-eficiency; green fees; corrective taxes Pigou;

    JEL classification:

    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:2:p:157-168. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Catalin ZMOLE) or (Rebekah McClure). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/feoraro.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.