About this book
Since the 1980's, market-based instruments for environmental policy have become increasingly important. Focusing on environmental taxation in practice, this volume collects key contributions on a wide range of topics, including comparisons of environmental taxation schemes in different countries, political economy issues and key aspects of concrete implementation. It presents a wealth of ex-ante and ex-post analyses, intended as a source of guidance for policy implementation and research. The volume features a full-length introduction locating the literature on environmental taxation in practice in a wider context of theoretical and applied issues.
Overview Articles And Comparison Of Different Taxes: Thomas Sterner and Gunnar Kohlin (2003), Environmental taxes in Europe; Asa Lofgren and Henrik Hammar (2000), The phase-out of leaded gasoline in the EU: a successful failure?. Issues Related To The Feasibility Of Implementing Taxes: Alan Krupnick, Winston Harrington and Anna Alberini (2001), Public support for pollution fee policies for motor vehicles with revenue recycling: Survey Results; Sara E. West and Roberton C. Williams III (2004), Estimates from a consumer demand system: implications for the incidence of environmental taxes. Institutional Aspects: Dawn Erlandson (1994), The BTU tax experience: what happened and why it happened; Henrik Hammar, Asa Lofgren and Thomas Sterner (2004), Political economy obstacles to fuel taxation; Randall A. Bluffstone (2003), Environmental taxes in developing and transition economies; Patrick Soderholm (2001), Environmental policy in transition economies: Will Pollution charges work? Per G. Fredriksson and Daniel L. Millimet (2004), Comparative politics and environmental taxation. Ex-Ante Analysis: Lars Garn Hansen (1999), A deposit-refund system applied to non-point nitrogen emissions from agriculture; Diana L. Moss and James R. Tybout (1994), The scope for fuel substitution in manufacturing industries: a case study of Chile and Colombia; Nick Johnstone, Jaime Echeverria, Ina Porras and Ronald Mejias (2001), The environmental consequences of tax differentiation by vehicle age in Costa Rica; Masayoshi Tanishita, Shigeru Kashima and William Hayes (2003), Impact analysis of car-related taxes on fuel consumption in Japan; Gunnar S. Eskeland (1994), A presumptive pigovian tax: complementing regulation to mimic an emission fee; James M. Griffin (1974), An econometrics evaluation of sulfur taxes; Adarsh Varma (2003), UK's Climate change levy: cost effectiveness, competitiveness and environmental impacts. Ex-Post Analysis Of Existing Tax Systems: Don Fullerton and Thomas C. Kinnaman (1996), Household responses to pricing garbage by the bag; Thomas C. Kinnaman and Don Fullerton (2000), Garbage and recycling with endogenous local policy; Hua Wang and David Wheeler (2003), Equilibrium pollution and economic development in China; Chia Ngee-Choon and Sock-Yong Phang (2001), Motor vehicle taxes as an environmental management instrument: the case of Singapore; Annegrete Bruvoll and Bodil Merethe Larsen (2004), Greenhouse gas emissions in Norway: Do Carbon Taxes Work?. Specific Implementation Aspects: Thomas Zylicz (1995), Cost-effectiveness of air pollution abatement in Poland; Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante, Niandu Mamingi and Hua Wang (2001), Inspections, pollution prices, and environmental performance: evidence from China; Erik Gawel (2001), Enforcement of environmental charges: some economic aspects and evidence from the German waste water charge; Michael Common (1985), The distributional implications of higher energy prices in the UK; Sara E. West (2004), Distributional effects of alternative vehicle pollution control policies; Index.
Adrian Muller is a post-doctoral researcher at the environmental economics unit at Gothenburg University, Sweden, partly funded by the Climate Policy Research Program (Clipore) of the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra. He currently works on theoretical and empirical analysis of policy instruments for environmental and resource management, with a focus on climate policy. He also collaborates with the Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Zurich. Thomas Sterner is Professor of environmental economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He directs the Environmental Economics Unit, EEU, which specializes in the economics of the environment and natural resource management in both OECD countries and in Developing countries. See http://www.handels.gu.se/econ/EEU/ for further information. He is Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Environmental Economics in Gothenburg. His other board memberships also include the Board of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) of which he is the president elect for 2007-8. He is also a University Fellow at Resources for the Future. His academic publications number around 60 major published articles and books (including over 30 journal articles).