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GTAP Resource #551

"Carbon Taxes and Joint Implementation - An applied general equilibrium analysis for Germany and India"
by Löschel, Andreas, Christoph Böhringer and Klaus Conrad


Abstract
In this paper, we investigate whether an environmental tax reform cum joint implementation (JI) provides employment and overall efficiency gains as compared to an environmental tax reform stand-alone (ETR). We address this question in the framework of a large-scale general equilibrium model for Germany and India where Germany may undertake joint implementation with the Indian electricity sector. Our main finding is that joint implementation offsets adverse effects of carbon emission constraints on the German economy. JI significantly lowers the level of carbon taxes and thus reduces the total costs of abatement as well as negative effects on labor demand. In addition, JI triggers direct investment demand for energy efficient power plants produced in Germany. This provides positive employment effects and additional income for Germany. For India, joint implementation equips its electricity industry with scarce capital goods leading to a more efficient power production with lower electricity prices for the economy and substantial welfare gains.


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Category: GTAP Application
Status: Not published
By/In: ZEW Discussion Paper 00-45 and Institut fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre und Statistik, Universität Mannheim, Beitraege zur angewandten Wirtschaftsforschung 591
Date: 2000
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Created: (4/5/2001)
Updated: Hertel, T. (5/25/2001)
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