TITLE

Can a Carbon Tax Be Effective without a Grand Coalition?

AUTHOR(S)
Levy, Amnon
PUB. DATE
February 2014
SOURCE
World Journal of Neuroscience;Feb2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper analyzes an interaction between a carbon-tax collecting and investing coalition of rich countries, abstaining rich countries and poor countries. The non-coalition countries may suffer from loss of reputation and guilt and may overstate the emission-moderating effect of the carbon tax. As long as these three types of countries react to their counterparts' emissions, taxing carbon-dioxide emissions unilaterally does not necessarily reduce the global emissions. Nor does it necessarily moderate the emissions of the coalition.
ACCESSION #
94739633

 

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