Carbon leakage and trade adjustment policies

Alessandro Antimiani, Valeria Costantini, Chiara Martini, Luca Salvatici, Maria Cristina Tommasino

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Abstract

A modified version of the CGE GTAP-E model is used to assess economic and carbon emission effects related to alternative policy measures implemented to reduce carbon leakage. We explore a set of scenarios and compare solutions where Kyoto Annex I countries introduce carbon border taxes based on domestic carbon tax in order to solve the carbon leakage problem unilaterally and solutions where carbon border taxes are determined according to specific objectives. Results provide evidence of the scarce effectiveness of trade measures in reducing carbon leakage and enhancing economic competitiveness and the strong negative welfare effects they have not only on non-Annex countries but also on some Annex I countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Dynamics of Environmental and Economic Systems: Innovation, Environmental Policy and Competitiveness
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISBN (Electronic)9789400750890
ISBN (Print)9400750889
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Antimiani, A., Costantini, V., Martini, C., Salvatici, L., & Tommasino, M. C. (2013). Carbon leakage and trade adjustment policies. In The Dynamics of Environmental and Economic Systems: Innovation, Environmental Policy and Competitiveness Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5089-0_2