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The distributional implications of a carbon tax in the transportation sector in Barcelona: a micro-econometric simulation analysis of the potential effects on different socio-economic groups and its policy implications

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dc.contributor.author Furriol, Lluís
dc.contributor.author Navarro, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Pérez, Marc
dc.contributor.author Pla, Eduard
dc.date.accessioned 2023-10-02T12:37:24Z
dc.date.available 2023-10-02T12:37:24Z
dc.date.issued 2023-10-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/58018
dc.description Treball de Fi de Grau en Economia. Curs 2022-2023
dc.description Tutor: Ramon Marimon
dc.description.abstract Climate change and the possible tools to mitigate it have been at the center of public debate for the last decades. One of the most interesting instruments is the carbon tax. Besides its effectiveness, the distributional impact plays an important role when considering introducing this tool. In this study, we do a literature review about the effects of the carbon tax and analyze the potential distributional impact of introducing a carbon tax of 70€ for the ton of CO2 used in the private transportation sector in Barcelona. The study approaches the implementation of a tax on gasoline expenditure, instead of a vehicle tax or a tax on emissions. Using a simplified sample of 1,068 observations of Barcelona households, with different incomes and gasoline expenditures and elasticities depending on their income deciles, we find that the tax is regressive. However, compared with the current environmental policies applied in the capital of Catalonia and the tools to reduce the regressivity of this policy, a carbon tax as proposed on fuel, would end up increasing the progressivity of public intervention in Barcelona.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subject.other Treball de fi de grau – Curs 2022-2023
dc.title The distributional implications of a carbon tax in the transportation sector in Barcelona: a micro-econometric simulation analysis of the potential effects on different socio-economic groups and its policy implications
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.subject.keyword Carbon tax
dc.subject.keyword Climate change
dc.subject.keyword CO2 emissions
dc.subject.keyword Income distribution
dc.subject.keyword Barcelona
dc.subject.keyword Public policies
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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