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Environmental taxation, inequality and Engel’s Law: the double dividend of redistribution

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Empirical evidence shows that low-income households spend a high share of their income on pollution-intensive goods. This fuels the concern that an environmental tax reform could be regressive. We employ a framework which accounts for the distributional effect of environmental taxes and the recycling of the revenues on both households and firms to quantify changes in the optimal tax structure and the equity impacts of an environmental tax reform. We characterize when an optimal environmental ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s10640-016-0070-y

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Klenert, D More by this author
Schwerhoff, G More by this author
Edenhofer, O More by this author
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Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Environmental and Resource Economics Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
3
Pages:
605–624
Publication date:
2016-10-19
Acceptance date:
2016-09-24
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EISSN:
1573-1502
ISSN:
0924-6460
Pubs id:
pubs:658214
URN:
uri:20474cbe-42de-44ba-b119-3f6d97d3dcdd
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uuid:20474cbe-42de-44ba-b119-3f6d97d3dcdd
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pubs:658214

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