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Environmental Management Policy under International Carbon Leakage

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  • Kiyono, Kazuharu
  • Ishikawa, Jota

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This paper studies environmental management policy when two fossil-fuel-consuming countries non-cooperatively regulate greenhouse- gas emissions through emission taxes or quotas. The presence of carbon leakage caused by fuel-price changes a.ects the tax-quota equivalence. We explore each country.s incentive to choose an environment regula- tion instrument within a framework of a two-stage policy choice game and .nd subgame-perfect Nash equilibria. This sheds a new light on the question of why adopted policy instruments could be di.erent among countries. We also analyze the welfare e.ect of creating an interna- tional market for emission permits. International trade in emission permits may not bene.t the fuel-consuming countries.

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  • Kiyono, Kazuharu & Ishikawa, Jota, 2011. "Environmental Management Policy under International Carbon Leakage," CCES Discussion Paper Series 45, Center for Research on Contemporary Economic Systems, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.
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    2. By Thomas Eichner & Rüdiger Pethig, 2015. "Self-enforcing international environmental agreements and trade: taxes versus caps," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 67(4), pages 897-917.
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    global warming; carbon leakage; emission tax; emission quota; tax-quota equivalence; emission trading;

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    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment

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