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Title: The distributional impact of a carbon tax in Ireland
Author: Verde, Stefano F.
Keywords: Carbon taxation
Income distribution
Tax incidence
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Verde, Stefano F.; TOL, RICHARD S. J. 'The distributional impact of a carbon tax in Ireland'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 40, no. 3, Autumn, 2009, pp. 317���338, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: We study the effects of carbon taxation and revenue recycling across the income distribution in Ireland. Price changes of fuels and all other final goods and services are taken into account. If applied only to the emissions not covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, a carbon tax of ���20/tCO2 would cost the poorest households around ���3.5/week and the richest ones ���5/week. The tax is regressive, therefore. However, if the revenue is used to increase social benefits and tax credits, households across the income distribution can be made better off without exhausting the total carbon tax revenue.
Description: Policy paper
ISSN: 129984
Appears in Collections:The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, Autumn, 2009
Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-

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