Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232513
Authors: 
Ohlendorf, Nils
Jacob, Michael
Minx, Jan Christoph
Schröder, Carsten
Steckel, Jan Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Environmental & Resource Economics [Year:] 2020 [Volume:] 78 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-42 [ISSN:] 0924-6460
Abstract: 
Understanding the distributional impacts of market-based climate policies is crucial to design economically efficient climate change mitigation policies that are socially acceptable and avoid adverse impacts on the poor. Empirical studies that examine the distributional impacts of carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reforms in different countries arrive at ambiguous results. To systematically determine the sources of variation between these outcomes, we apply an ordered probit meta-analysis framework. Based on a comprehensive, systematic and transparent screening of the literature, our sample comprises 53 empirical studies containing 183 effects in 39 countries. Results indicate a significantly increased likelihood of progressive distributional outcomes for studies on lower income countries and transport sector policies. The same applies to study designs that consider indirect effects, demand-side adjustments of consumers or lifetime income proxies.
Subjects: 
Climate change mitigation
Distributional impacts
Environmental policies
Environmental taxes
Households
Inequality
Meta-analysis
Poverty
Redistribution
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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