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Implications Of A Carbon Based Energy Tax For U.S. Agriculture

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  • Uwe A. Schneider

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  • Bruce A. McCarl

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Policies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions are likely to increase the prices for fossil fuel based energy. Higher energy prices would raise farmers' expenditure on machinery fuels, irrigation water, farm chemicals, and grain drying. To compute the economic net impacts of increased farm input costs on agricultural production after market adjustment, we employ a price endogenous sector model for United States agriculture. Results show little impact on net farm income in the intermediate run.

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  • Uwe A. Schneider & Bruce A. McCarl, 2003. "Implications Of A Carbon Based Energy Tax For U.S. Agriculture," Working Papers FNU-17, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Jan 2003.
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    Keywords

    Agricultural Sector Model; Energy Tax; Greenhouse Gas; Emission Reduction;

    JEL classification:

    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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