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Using Vehicle Taxes to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rates of New Passenger Vehicles: Evidence from France, Germany, and Sweden

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dc.contributor.author Klier, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Linn, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-07T14:02:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-07T14:02:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/72006
dc.description.abstract France, Germany, and Sweden link vehicle taxes to the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rates of passenger vehicles. Based on new vehicle registration data from 2005–2010, a vehicle’s tax is negatively correlated with its registrations. The effect is somewhat stronger in France than in Germany and Sweden. Taking advantage of the theoretical equivalence between an emissions rate standard and a CO2-based emissions rate tax, we estimate the effect on manufacturers’ profits of reducing emissions rates. For France, a decrease of 5 grams of CO2 per kilometer reduces profits by 24 euros per vehicle. We find considerable heterogeneity across manufactures and countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MIT CEEPR en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CEEPR Working Papers;2012-011
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dc.title Using Vehicle Taxes to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rates of New Passenger Vehicles: Evidence from France, Germany, and Sweden en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.identifier.citation CEEPR-WP-2012-011 en_US


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