Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50117
Authors: 
Callan, Tim
Lyons, Seán
Scott, Susan
Tol, Richard S. J.
Verde, Stefano
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
ESRI working paper 250
Abstract: 
We study the effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Republic of Ireland. In absolute terms, a carbon tax of €20/tCO2 would cost the poorest households less than €3/week and the richest households more than €4/week. A carbon tax is regressive, therefore. However, if the tax revenue is used to increase social benefits and tax credits, households across the income distribution can be made better off without exhausting the total carbon tax revenue.
Subjects: 
carbon tax
Ireland
income distribution
JEL: 
D31
H23
Q54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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