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Energy/Carbon Taxation and Climate Policies: a Scoping meeting for FSR Climate

12th December 2014

This workshop focused on the role of carbon and energy taxes in climate change mitigation. It was organised in three sessions on the general framework, empirical analysis for the EU, and the assessment of obstacles to policy progress. The event was designed as a scoping meeting for future research activities of FSR Climate in this area and also to explore collaborative work with other academic and non-academic institutions operating in the field.

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Workshop Highlights 


Susanne Akerfeldt, Senior Advisor, Swedish Ministry of Finance

Stephen Smith, Professor, University College London


Session 1: Energy/Environmental Taxation and Climate Policy

Energy taxes and climate policy: the big picture, Mikael Skou Andersen

Energy and carbon taxation in the world, Xavier Labandeira

Climate policy interactions, Carolyn Fischer

EU energy taxation: present and future, Carola Maggiulli


Session 2. Empirical Analysis for the EU

Taxes and climate policy in Sweden, Susanne Akerfeldt

Ex-post analysis: the Dutch experience, Herman Vollebergh

Micro methods and data, José María Labeaga

General Equilibrium modelling, Stefano Verde

Macro methods and data, Hector Pollitt


Session 3. Assessing Obstacles to Progress

Competitiveness effects, Sebastian  Petrick

Distributional issues I: methods, data and results, Silvia Tiezzi

Acceptability and environmental taxes, Todd Cherry

Identifying and overcoming barriers, Stephen Smith


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