Environmental Tax Differentiation Between Industries and Households


Böhringer, Christoph


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/436
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-4361
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2002
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: Q48 D58 H21 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Steuerreform , Emissionsverringerung , Regulierung
Abstract: This paper investigates the economic impacts of environmental tax reforms designed to reach given emission reduction targets for the German economy. Our focus is on the efficiency and employment implications of alternative schemes for emission tax differentiation between the production sector and the household sector. We point out that strong tax discrimination in favor of the production sector may cause substantial excess costs. Differences in the emission tax base and the respective ease of emission mitigation between the production sector and the household sector are shown to play a crucial role for explaining our results.
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