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Implementing a US Carbon Tax
			: Challenges and Debates

Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781138825369.071

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Although the future extent and effects of global climate change remain uncertain, the expected damages are not zero, and risks of serious environmental and macroeconomic consequences rise with increasing atmospheri...

1. Carbon Taxes as Part of the Fiscal Solution

1. Carbon Taxes as Part of the Fiscal Solution »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers The United States faces substantial and unsustainable medium- and long-term budget deficits, which will require a com...

2. Choosing among Mitigation Instruments: How strong is the case for a US carbon tax?

2. Choosing among Mitigation Instruments: How strong is the case for a US carbon tax? »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers Carbon pricing policies are substantially more effective at reducing energy-related CO2 emissions than most other cli...

3. Administration of a US Carbon Tax

3. Administration of a US Carbon Tax »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers A clear and preferably simple policy objective is important for both design and effective administration of a carbon...

4. Carbon Taxes to Achieve Emissions Targets: Insights from EMF 24

4. Carbon Taxes to Achieve Emissions Targets: Insights from EMF 24 »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers According to the most recent Energy Modeling Forum (EMF 24), U.S. CO2 emissions are projected to be 2 percent below 2...

5. Macroeconomic Effects of Carbon Taxes

5. Macroeconomic Effects of Carbon Taxes »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers A carbon tax (taken by itself) will likely impose a small but significant long-term drag on the economy....

6. The Distributional Burden of a Carbon Tax: Evidence and implications for policy

6. The Distributional Burden of a Carbon Tax: Evidence and implications for policy »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers The distributional effect, or economic incidence, of a carbon tax is the combination of the ways a carbon tax affects...

7. Offsetting a Carbon Tax’s Burden on Low-Income Households*

7. Offsetting a Carbon Tax’s Burden on Low-Income Households* »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers A carbon tax would raise significant revenues and effectively reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions but may run...

8. Carbon Taxes and Corporate Tax Reform

8. Carbon Taxes and Corporate Tax Reform »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers This chapter examines the pros and cons of using a carbon tax to help finance corporate tax reform. We find:...

9. Carbon Taxes and Energy-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries: Impacts and options

9. Carbon Taxes and Energy-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries: Impacts and options »

Source: Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Key Messages for Policymakers A unilateral carbon tax could hurt the international competitiveness of U.S. firms, and resulting production shifts c...