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A Stock Targeting International Carbon-Tax Rule with Uncertainty and Diminishing Compliance

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This paper develops a rule for setting periodically and internationally a carbon-dioxide atmospheric stock limiting tax in a world inhabited by expected utility maximizing stakeholders facing diminishing mean and increasing variance of their output level due to climate change. The stakeholders are classified as poor, hence unable and/or unwilling to pay, countries and rich countries. Due to ideological and cultural differences, the rich countries' willingness to pay the tax is not identical. Consequently, the number of complying rich countries diminishes with the tax level.

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  • Amnon Levy, 2011. "A Stock Targeting International Carbon-Tax Rule with Uncertainty and Diminishing Compliance," Economics Working Papers wp11-09, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
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    Keywords

    Economics; Carbon-Dioxide Stock; Climate Change; Uncertainty; Carbon Tax; International Compliance;

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    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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