Taxation of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases [chapter]

Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini
2014 Global Environmental Change  
In theory, carbon taxes are considered a sound instrument to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Despite its relatively scarce and recent implementation, empirical assessments of carbon taxes effectiveness are increasingly available, although they have not been surveyed yet. We fill the gap by reviewing the main studies, including indirect effects on technological development and on other pollutants (i.e. co-benefits). We also consider the supplier's response to higher expected future energy prices,
more » ... ture energy prices, surveying the principal theoretical findings and the first empirical contribution on the Green Paradox.
doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_90 fatcat:pvbpfg7xrvhjnczwuh6xtko7dq