Quelques leçons à tirer de la vie et de la mort d'un bel impôt: la vignette
Jean-Charles Hourcade and
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François Gusdorf: CIRED - Centre international de recherche sur l'environnement et le développement - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - Cirad - Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement - ENGREF - Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts
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economists often think that environmental taxes are the best available tools to cope with environmental damages. In addition, they may allow policy-makers to raise what economists refer to as a "double-dividende". However, they appear not to be used for efficacity as well as equity and acceptability reasons. This is especially so concerning oil taxation. Still, environmental taxationadvantages can be shown by analysing a recently disappeared French tax: the so-called "vignette automobile". Though very small in magnitude, this tax ma y have been one of the factors explaining thestructure of the French automobile equipments, driving consumer's choices as well as automobile constructors' anticipations in an environment- friendly direction. The way the "vignette" was implemented is a key factor in explaining its efficacity.
Keywords: Environnement; Transportation; Fiscality; Environment.; Transport; Fiscalité; Environnement. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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