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SAINT – a Standardized CGE-model for Analysis of Indirect Taxation

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  • Bohlin, Lars

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This paper describes a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model that builds on the IFPRI standard model but is more suitable for analysis of taxes on specific commodities. It has a richer structure of taxes and trade margins on commodities than the IFPRI model and a flexible nest structure of production and household demand functions. It may be used for open as well as for closed economies. Also, data for a Swedish implementation is described and this application of the model is compared to some previous Swedish CGE models in terms of the estimated effects of a doubling of the CO2 tax rate.

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  • Bohlin, Lars, 2010. "SAINT – a Standardized CGE-model for Analysis of Indirect Taxation," Working Papers 2010:6, Örebro University, School of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:oruesi:2010_006
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    1. Östblom, Göran & Hammar, Henrik, 2007. "Outcomes of a Swedish Kilometre Tax. An analysis of Economic Effects and Effects on NOx Emissions," Working Papers 103, National Institute of Economic Research.
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    Keywords

    Optimal taxation; CGE-analysis;

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    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

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