Energy Tax Reform and Poverty Alleviation in Mexico
Xavier Labandeira and
No 1801, Working Papers from Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada
Equity and efficiency are crucial issues behind any tax reform, but they are particularly relevant in countries with high inequality and large shares of poverty. This paper provides a comprehensive socio-economic empirical assessment of Mexico’s recently implemented tax reforms in the energy domain, and of a hypothetical (partial) removal of existing electricity subsidies. Using the rich National Household Income and Expenditure Survey within the context of a demand system adjustment of non-durable goods, this article provides the publicrevenue, environmental and distributional impacts from the simulation of different combinations of energy taxation, subsidyremoval and distributive offsets.
Keywords: Distribution; equity; emissions; subsidy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D31 H23 Q48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 50 pages
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