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Repenser l'économie du changement climatique

  • Michel Damian


    (LEPII-EDDEN - équipe EDDEN - LEPII - Laboratoire d'Économie de la Production et de l'Intégration Internationale - CNRS - Grenoble 2 UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France)

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    The paper makes a case for rethinking the economics of climate change. It questions the way the problem was conventionally framed and solved through top-down international cooperation and carbon emission permits, taxes and pricing. The paper argues that the on-going industrial and energy transition reflects a paradigmatic shift as compared to neoclassical environmental economics that has framed climate policy since the Rio conference in 1992. On a normative basis, the paper maintains that a carbon tax should not follow a Pigovian rationale. To be feasible such a tax should be of a Marshallian nature, i.e. earmarked, and rather modest at the beginning.

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    Date of creation: Jun 2012
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    Publication status: Published in Economie Appliquée, Presses de l'ISMEA, 2012, LXV (n° 2, " Questions pour Rio+20 "), pp.9-46
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00709929
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