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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Barryen_US
dc.contributor.authorDi Maria, Corradoen_US
dc.contributor.authorConvery, Franken_US
dc.description.abstractWe use historical industrial emissions data to assess the level of abatement and overallocation that took place across European countries during the pilot phase (2005-2007)of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. Using a dynamic panel data model, we estimate the counterfactual (business-as-usual) emissions scenario for EU member states. Comparing this baseline to allocated and verified emissions, we conclude that both overallocation and abatement occurred, along with under-allocation and emissions inflation. Over the three trading years of the pilot phase we find over-allocation of approximately 376 million EUAs (6%) and total abatement at the member state level of 107 Mt CO2 (1.8%). However, due to over-allocation and possible uncertainty about future allocation methodologies, we calculate that emissions inflation of approximately 119 Mt CO2 (2%) occurred, resulting in emissions over the pilot phase being approximately 12 Mt CO2 (0.2%) higher than they would have been in the absence of the EU ETS.en_US
dc.publisherFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Milanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 110.2009en_US
dc.subject.keywordEmissions Trading Schemeen_US
dc.subject.keywordClimate Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordDynamic Panel Data Analysisen_US
dc.titleAbatement and allocation in the pilot phase of the EU ETSen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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