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Impacts of Carbon Prices on Indicators of Competitiveness

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Author(s):
Johanna Arlinghaus1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

27 Mar 2015
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No.:
87
Pages:
36
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5js37p21grzq-en

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Concerns around potential losses of competitiveness as a result of unilateral action on carbon pricing are often central for policy makers contemplating the introduction of such instruments. This paper is a review of literature on ex post empirical evaluations of the impacts of carbon prices on indicators of competitiveness as employed in the literature, including employment, output or exports, at different levels of aggregation.
Keywords:
competitiveness, emissions trading, policy evaluation, carbon tax, environmental taxes
JEL Classification:
  • H23: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue / Externalities ; Redistributive Effects ; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
  • H32: Public Economics / Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents / Firm
  • Q54: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Climate ; Natural Disasters and Their Management ; Global Warming
  • Q58: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Government Policy
 
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