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CeCAR Seminar with Linus Mattauch

Research profile seminar

Linus Mattauch will present the paper "Making carbon pricing work". Co-sponsored with the Environmental Economics Seminar at the School of Business, Economics and Law.


Carbon-pricing initiatives are spreading at an unprecedented rate, but a considerable gap remains between actual prices and those required to achieve ambitious climate change mitigation. This perspective shows that much of this gap could be closed by enhancing the public¿s acceptance of carbon pricing through the effective use of the substantial revenues raised. We synthesize findings regarding the use of carbon revenues both from recent behavioral and political studies as well as from economic analyses of equity and efficiency. We then compare real-world carbon pricing regimes with insights derived from theory. We find that uniform lump-sum recycling of carbon revenues to citizens is favored among behavioral and political studies that emphasize the importance of distributional fairness, revenue salience, political trust, and policy stability amid partisan changes in government. It is also successfully employed in several real-world recycling schemes, although alternative uses of revenues such as green spending may be appropriate in different national contexts.

Date: 11/6/2017

Time: 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Categories: Economics and Law

Organizer: Centre for Collective Action Research, CeCAR

Location: School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1

Contact person: Niklas Harring

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