Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123125
Authors: 
Parry, Ian
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5482
Abstract: 
This paper discusses techniques for measuring the incidence of carbon taxes across different household income groups and provides some cross-country estimates of these effects for selected advanced countries. The general message of this paper is that distributional concerns should not necessarily hold up carbon pricing. Energy price impacts may be less regressive than often supposed and there are ample opportunities in advanced countries for adjusting tax and benefit schedules to alter the overall incidence of a carbon tax reform. Insofar as possible however, using carbon tax revenues in ways that enhance economic efficiency is critical for containing overall costs to the economy.
Subjects: 
carbon tax
distributional incidence
fiscal reform
climate change
revenue recycling
JEL: 
H22
Q52
Q54
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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