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Carbon Taxes vs Tradable Permits: Efficiency and Equity Effects for a Small Open Economy

In: Tax Reform in Open Economies

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The eminent contributors (including Altshuler, Creedy, Freebairn, Gravelle, Heady, Kalb, Sørensen and Zodrow) investigate the beneficial directions for medium-term tax reform in the light of global developments and lessons from the latest taxation research. In addressing this issue, they review recent advances in both the theoretical and empirical tax literature and reform evidence from individual countries. Topics covered include the impact of taxes on economic performance; international and corporate taxation; personal tax and welfare systems; environmental taxation; and country-specific tax reform experiences.

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  • John Freebairn, 2010. "Carbon Taxes vs Tradable Permits: Efficiency and Equity Effects for a Small Open Economy," Chapters,in: Tax Reform in Open Economies, chapter 10 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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