Distributional Implications of Carbon Taxation: Lessons from British Columbia

Tiemroth, Henrik J.


  • Carbon taxation is widely favored by economists as the most efficient policy to mitigate the economic damage of anthropogenic climate change. Actual implementation of the policy, however, has been limited, due in part to political opposition rooted in a commonly held belief that the tax is regressive. In this paper, I conduct a distributional analysis of British Columbia’s $30/ton CO2 eq carbon ... read more
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