American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
no. 1, February 2015
France, Germany, and Sweden link taxes to passenger vehicles' carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rates. Based on new vehicle registration data from 2005 to 2010, we find that CO2 taxes reduce registrations. The effect is larger in France than in either Germany or Sweden, and the French results are robust to alternative estimation models. Compared with those of France, the German results vary somewhat more, and the Swedish estimates are the least robust. We find some evidence that the French tax affected the mix of new vehicles that vehicle manufacturers offered in the French market. (JEL H23, L62, Q54, Q58)
Klier, Thomas, and Joshua Linn.
"Using Taxes to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rates of New Passenger Vehicles: Evidence from France, Germany, and Sweden."
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,
Taxation and Subsidies: Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment
Climate; Natural Disasters and Their Management; Global Warming
Environmental Economics: Government Policy