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When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare?

Ian W. H. Parry

When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare?

the fundamental role of distorted factor markets

by Ian W. H. Parry

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Carbon taxes -- Econometric models.,
  • Air -- Pollution -- Standards -- Econometric models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIan W.H. Parry, Roberton C. Williams, III, Lawrence H. Goulder.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 5967, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 5967.
    ContributionsWilliams, Roberton C., 1972-, Goulder, Lawrence H., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination33, [6] p. :
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22409573M


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When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare? by Ian W. H. Parry Download PDF EPUB FB2

Carbon abatement. Most estimates of marginal environmental benefits are below this level. When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare? book, our analysis suggests that any carbon When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare?

book by way of a non-auctioned quota will reduce efficiency. In contrast, our analysis indicates that a revenue-neutral carbon tax can be efficiency-improving so long as marginal environmental benefits are positive.

Published: Parry, Ian W. H., Roberton C. Williams and Lawrence H. Goulder. "When Can Carbon Abatement Policies Increase Welfare. The Fundamental Role Of Distorted Factor Markets," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management,v37(1,Jan), citation courtesy ofCited by: BibTeX @ARTICLE{Parry99whencan, author = {Ian W.

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Most estimates of marginal environmental benefits are below this level. Thus, our analysis suggests that any carbon abatement by way of a non-auctioned quota will reduce efficiency. In contrast, our analysis indicates that a revenue-neutral carbon tax can be efficiency-improving so long as marginal environmental benefits are positive.

Under our central values for parameters, a non-auctioned carbon quota (or set of grandfathered carbon emissions permits) cannot increase efficiency unless the marginal benefits from avoided future climate change are at least $ per ton of carbon abatement.

Most estimates of marginal environmental benefits are below this level. Under our central estimates emissions permits cannot increase welfare unless environmental damages exceed about $18 per ton of When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare?

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book paper employs analytical and numerical general equilibrium models to assess the efficiency impacts of two policies to reduce U.S. carbon Cited by: Under our central estimates, a non-auctioned carbon quota (or set of grandfathered carbon emissions permits) cannot increase efficiency unless the marginal benefits from avoided future climate change are at least $25 per ton of carbon abatement.

Most estimates of these marginal environmental benefits are well below $25 per ton. Under our central estimates emissions permits cannot increase welfare unless environmental damages exceed When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare?

book $18 per ton of carbon. In contrast, an appropriately scaled carbon tax is welfare-improving so long as environmental damages are positive. Get this from a library. When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare?: the fundamental role of distorted factor markets.

[Ian W H Parry; Roberton Williams; Lawrence H Goulder; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. Parry, I., R.C. Williams III, and L.H. Goulder. When can carbon abatement policies increase welfare. The fundamental role of distorted factor markets.

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model-derived curves* Fabian Kesickia a UCL Energy Institute University College London 14 Upper Woburn Place London WC1H 0NN, United Kingdom E-mail: [email protected] commitments to reduce CO2 emissions require policy makers to find cost-efficientmeans to meet the obligations.