The Optimal Time Path of a Carbon Tax
The authors analyze the optimal time path of a carbon tax when it is recognized that global warming damages are related to the atmospheric stock of CO[subscript]2 and that the stock of fossil fuels is exhaustible. The authors show that some factors cause the carbon tax to rise while others cause it to fall, so no general analytical result emerges. Numerical results suggest that a carbon tax should initially rise and then fall. This contradicts the findings of P. Sinclair (1992), who argued that a carbon tax should be falling; the authors show that this result depends on some implausible features of his model. Copyright 1994 by Royal Economic Society.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 46 (1994)
Issue (Month): 0 (Supplement Oct.)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK|
Fax: 01865 267 985
Web page: http://oep.oupjournals.org/
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.oup.co.uk/journals|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:46:y:1994:i:0:p:857-68. 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: (Oxford University Press)or (Christopher F. Baum)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.