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La imposición de los carburantes de automoción en España: algunas observaciones teóricas y empíricas

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  • Xavier Labandeira Villot
  • Ángel López Nicolás

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This article deals with the taxation of private car fuels in Spain, analyzing its theoretical foundations and carrying out a comparative study of tax design and tax levels. Moreover, we estimate a demand system of car fuels with data from Encuesta Continua de Presupuestos Familiares, which allows for microsimulation of various tax reforms. In particular, we evaluate and assess the effects of the new Spanish tax on car fuel sales and of the application in Spain of the EU directive on harmonization of energy taxes.

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  • Xavier Labandeira Villot & Ángel López Nicolás, 2002. "La imposición de los carburantes de automoción en España: algunas observaciones teóricas y empíricas," Working Papers, Research Center on Health and Economics 609, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
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    Keywords

    Taxation; car fuels; externalities; Spain;

    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
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General

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