Some Basic Economics of Carbon Taxes

Crawford School of Economics and Government – Centre for Climate Economics & Policy (CCEP) Working Paper 4.10

23 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2011

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Date Written: October 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper asks three questions. First, how do carbon taxes drive economic and environmental outcomes? Second, what is the appropriate economic base on which carbon taxes should be levied? Finally, how well does a carbon tax deliver economic environmental outcomes compared to a comparable emissions trading scheme.

Keywords: climate change, tax, carbon

JEL Classification: Q54, H23

Suggested Citation

Clarke, Harry, Some Basic Economics of Carbon Taxes (October 1, 2010). Crawford School of Economics and Government – Centre for Climate Economics & Policy (CCEP) Working Paper 4.10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1883954 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1883954

Harry Clarke (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne ( email )

Barry Street
Carlton
Melbourne 3052, Vic 3086
Australia

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