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dc.contributor.authorLöschel, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlexeeva-Talebi, Victoriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMennel, Timen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T15:10:50Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T15:10:50Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24757-
dc.description.abstractIn the absence of an international agreement on climate policy, unilateral carbon abatement creates two problems: It tends to have a detrimental effect on domestic competitiveness, and it leads to an increase in carbon emissions abroad (leakage). This paper analyses two policies that have recently been proposed to mitigate these problems: Border tax adjustments (BTA) and integrated emission trading (IET). The former policy levies a quantity-based, the latter an emission based duty on imports from non-abating countries. In a stylised two-country model we demonstrate that the policies address both problems. However, BTA protects domestic competitiveness more effectively, while IET achieves a greater reduction in foreign emissions. A computational general equilibrium analysis of the unilateral abatement policy adopted by the European Union confirms our theoretical insights for the sectors covered by the offsetting measures. However, the implications for the competitiveness of noncovered sectors are negative. These two effects constitute the central trade-off in the implementation of both policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 08-061en_US
dc.subject.jelF18en_US
dc.subject.jelQ48en_US
dc.subject.jelD58en_US
dc.subject.jelH23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordBorder Tax Adjustmentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordClimate Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetitivenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordEmission Tradingen_US
dc.subject.stwKlimaschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationaler Wettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwBorder Tax Adjustmenten_US
dc.subject.stwZollen_US
dc.subject.stwEmissionshandelen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwZwei-Länder-Modellen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeines Gleichgewichten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleClimate Policy and the Problem of Competitiveness: Border Tax Adjustments or Integrated Emission Trading?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577854496en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7384-
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