Petrol Taxes: Theory and Empirical Issues for the Spanish Case
UPF Economics and Business Working Paper No. 609
Posted: 18 Mar 2003
Date Written: Undated
This article deals with the taxation of private car fuels in Spain, analyzing its theoretical foundations and carrying out a comparative study of tax design and tax levels. Moreover, we estimate a demand system of car fuels with data from Encuesta Continua de Presupuestos Familiares, which allows for microsimulation of various tax reforms. In particular, we evaluate and assess the effects of the new Spanish tax on car fuel sales and of the application in Spain of the EU directive on harmonization of energy taxes.
Keywords: taxation, car fuels, externalities, Spain
JEL Classification: H23, H31, Q30
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