The role of border carbon adjustments in a US carbon tax

Vol: 
39/2017
Author name: 
McKibbin WJ
Morris AC
Wilcoxen PJ
Liu W
Year: 
2017
Month: 
June
Abstract: 

This paper examines carbon tax design options in the United States using an intertemporal computable general equilibrium model of the world economy called G-Cubed. Four policy scenarios explore two overarching issues: (1) the effects of a carbon tax under alternative assumptions about the use of the resulting revenue, and (2) the effects of a system of import charges on carbon-intensive goods (“border carbon adjustments”).

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