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Environmental Taxation in Energy Sector - A Theoretical and Applied Analysis

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  • Jian Zhang

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A global multi-sectoral, multi-regional computational general equilibrium model is employed to assess carbon taxes under perfect competition and monopoly. We found that regional studies of carbon taxation maybe inaccurate due to the carbon emission spillover effects. Emission taxes have stronger impacts on the economy in monopoly rather than on perfect competition in terms of magnitude. Carbon emission tax policy analysis which is based on perfect competition may also underestimate the losses of welfare compared with the case in imperfect competition.

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  • Jian Zhang, 2005. "Environmental Taxation in Energy Sector - A Theoretical and Applied Analysis," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 213, Society for Computational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sce:scecf5:213
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    Keywords

    environmental taxation; imperfect competition; Computable General Equilibrium;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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