Using Taxes to Improve Cap and Trade: Efficient Pricing

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David Gamage

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Darien Shanske

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: September 5, 2016

Abstract

This essay analyzes how state-level cap-and-trade regimes can be improved by incorporating tax elements. This essay explains how tax elements could improve the efficiency of auction pricing, with a focus on evaluating California's cap-and-trade regime (AB 32).

Keywords: Cap and Trade, Tax, Global Warming, Carbon Tax, AB 32, Greenhouse Gas, Environmental Tax

JEL Classification: K34

Suggested Citation

Gamage, David and Shanske, Darien, Using Taxes to Improve Cap and Trade: Efficient Pricing (September 5, 2016). State Tax Notes, Vol. 81, No. 10, 2016; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 363. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2846117

David Gamage (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.indiana.edu/about/people/bio.php?name=gamage-david

Darien Shanske

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

400 Mrak Hall Dr
Davis, CA CA 95616-5201

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