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Carbon Taxation, Prices and Welfare in New Zealand

  • John Creedy
  • Catherine Sleeman

This paper examines the effects on consumer prices arising from imposing a carbon tax in New Zealand, using information about inter-industry transactions and the use of fossil fuels by industries. The welfare effects of the carbon tax are examined for a range of different household types. Finally, overall measures of inequality are reported.

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 937.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:937
Note: This paper has now been published in: Creedy, J. and Sleeman, C. (2006) Carbon Taxation, Prices and Welfare in New Zealand, Ecological Economics, 57, pp. 333-345.
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