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Decoupling: Is there a Separate Contribution from Environmental Taxation

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  • Muller, Adrian

    (Socioeconomic Institute University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Åsa, Löfgren

    () (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Thomas, Sterner

    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

Abstract

Decoupling is a crucial topic in the analysis of sustainable development. Without decoupling, continuing and increasing economic growth in developed and developing countries would come with ever increasing environmental pressures, unavoidably destroying the carrying capacity of ecosystems with corresponding detrimental effects on the environment and societies. The prime example today is climate change. If we do not succeed in drastically decoupling greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth, the mitigation goals necessary to avoid catastrophic impacts will never be reached. Due to this importance of decoupling, it is thus essential to know how different policy instruments may support its achievement. The aim of this paper is to address the question whether there is a separate contribution from environmental taxation to decoupling and to offer researchers some guidance on how to optimally address this question.

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  • Muller, Adrian & Åsa, Löfgren & Thomas, Sterner, 2011. "Decoupling: Is there a Separate Contribution from Environmental Taxation," Working Papers in Economics 486, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0486
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    Keywords

    decoupling; environmental taxation; pollution;

    JEL classification:

    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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