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Söderlund, Fredrik, 2022. Evaluating a Carbon Tax : France as a Case Study - CO2 Emissions from Cars. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



This quasi-experimental study is the first to evaluate the French experience of
adding a carbon tax directly onto existing taxes on fossil fuel consumption by
performing an econometric case study. Furthermore, the introduction of the French
carbon tax resulted in the so called “yellow vests protests”, the protests acted as a
catalyst, and further stressed the need to evaluate environmental taxes, not only in
relation to combating global warming but also regarding the procedures of
providing information to the public. Correctly estimating the effects of the French
tax can then provide the crucial information needed. This thesis finds a significant
effect of carbon taxes on emissions, analysing the implementation of a carbon
component on transport fuel in France. After the policy intervention, carbon dioxide
emissions from cars declined 6.3 per cent every year between 2016-2019, relative
to a synthetic control unit constructed from a grouping of similar EU countries.

Main title:Evaluating a Carbon Tax
Subtitle:France as a Case Study - CO2 Emissions from Cars
Authors:Söderlund, Fredrik
Supervisor:Heijmans, Roweno
Examiner:Hart, Robert
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1473
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:Carbon Tax, Carbon Component, French Carbon tax, Synthetic Control Method
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Deposited On:15 Dec 2022 11:48
Metadata Last Modified:16 Dec 2022 02:00

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