Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/205541
Authors: 
Creedy, John
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
New Zealand Treasury Working Paper No. 04/01
Publisher: 
New Zealand Government, The Treasury, Wellington
Abstract: 
This paper reports estimates of the potential welfare effects of hypothetical increases in the petrol excise tax in New Zealand. Equivalent variations, for a range of household types and total expenditure levels, are obtained along with distributional measures. Household demand responses are modelled using the Linear Expenditure System, where parameters vary by total expenditure level and household type. The effects on inequality were founds to be negligible, but the marginal excess burdens typically ranged between 35 and 55 cents per dollar of additional revenue.
Subjects: 
Excise tax
equivalent variation
inequality
petrol demand
JEL: 
H31
D63
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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