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Carbon Pricing in a Federal State: The Case of Canada


  • Jennifer Winter

    (University of Calgary)


This short paper reviews the evolution of emissions pricing policies in Canada, and the political changes that led to implementation and political retreat from emissions pricing.

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  • Jennifer Winter, "undated". "Carbon Pricing in a Federal State: The Case of Canada," Working Papers 2020-02, Department of Economics, University of Calgary.
  • Handle: RePEc:clg:wpaper:2020-02

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    1. Brendan Boyd, 2017. "Working Together on Climate Change: Policy Transfer and Convergence in Four Canadian Provinces," Publius: The Journal of Federalism, CSF Associates Inc., vol. 47(4), pages 546-571.
    2. Sarah Dobson & Jennifer Winter & Brendan Boyd, 2019. "The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Coverage of Carbon Pricing Instruments for Canadian Provinces," SPP Research Papers, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 12(6), February.
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    1. Maximilian Konradt & Beatrice Weder di Mauro, 2021. "Carbon Taxation and Greenflation- Evidence from Europe and Canada," IHEID Working Papers 17-2021, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, revised 25 Dec 2022.
    2. Abdrahmane Berthe & Atif Kubursi & M. Altaf Arain & Ashley Janes, 2023. "The Comparative Analysis of Carbon Pricing Policies on Canadian Northwest Territories’ Economy under Different Climate Change Scenarios," Energies, MDPI, vol. 16(22), pages 1-27, November.
    3. Xia, Lan & Roggeveen, Anne L., 2022. "How collective stress affects price fairness perceptions: The role of nostalgia," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 152(C), pages 361-371.

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    More about this item


    emissions pricing; carbon taxes; cap and trade; policy development;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy


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