Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95956
Authors: 
Beznoska, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Business & Economics: Economics 2014/8
Abstract: 
This paper investigates empirically the consumer demand of environmentally relevant goods for Germany, as well as their relationship to the demand for leisure. Higher prices for energy goods like gas, electricity or fuel oil due to higher indirect taxation amongst others may have serious welfare and distributional effects for households. Also, there is very little evidence of the labor market implications of environmental taxation, as there is e.g. no quantification of labor supply effects, respectively leisure demand effects for Germany. Using a demand system to estimate the price, cross-price and income effects of the goods mobility, electricity, heating and leisure from microdata, there will also be accounted for the extensive demand for leisure, which is the not negligible labor market participation. Additionally, the extensive and intensive leisure demand is combined to total leisure demand elasticities, which can then be used for welfare and behavior analyses.
Subjects: 
consumer demand system
almost ideal demand system
environmental taxation
demand for leisure
JEL: 
D12
H31
Q48
R48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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