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Carbon Taxation, Prices and Welfare in New Zealand

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  • John Creedy
  • Catherine Sleeman

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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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  • John Creedy & Catherine Sleeman, 2005. "Carbon Taxation, Prices and Welfare in New Zealand," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 937, The University of Melbourne.
  • 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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    Keywords

    Carbon tax; equivalent variations; excess burdens; inequality;
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    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
    • D57 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Input-Output Tables and Analysis

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