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The Impact of a Carbon Tax on Sectors Competitiveness

Nicolas Gonne

No 1015, Working Papers from University of Namur, Department of Economics

Abstract: Asymmetric climate policies are expected to distort the level-playing field regarding international trade, singularly to the detriment of small open economies. The paper develops a flexible method that provides essential input regarding the design of offsetting measures at the sectoral level. It builds on input-output analysis and standard input-output data to provide proxies for both the carbon-intensity and the trade-intensity of production. These are used to reckon the impact that such policies as carbon taxation have on the price-competitiveness of sectors. The method is then applied to the case of Belgium.

Keywords: Asymmetric climate policies; Carbon taxes; Input-output analysis; Sectors price-competitiveness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C67 D57 H23 Q56 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2010-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene, nep-env and nep-hme
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