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Friday Lunch Meeting, Thomas Douenne, 25th of january 2019

25 January 2019 @ 11 h 30 min - 13 h 00 min

Thomas Douenne (Doctorant à Paris School of Economics / Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will lecture about his paper The vertical and horizontal distributive effects of energy taxes: A case study of a French policy.

This paper proposes a micro-simulation assessment of the distributional impacts of the French carbon tax. It shows that the policy is regressive, but could be made progressive by redistributing the revenue through a flat-recycling. However, it would still generate large horizontal distributive effects and harm an important share of low-income households. The determinants of the tax incidence are characterized precisely, and alternative targeted transfers are simulated on this basis. The paper shows that given the importance of unobserved heterogeneity in the determinants of energy consumption, horizontal distributive effects are much more difficult to tackle than vertical ones.

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Chaire Economie du Climat

Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la bourse – 75 002 Paris

FLM- Salle du Séminaire – 4è étage (12.30 pm – 2 pm)


25 January 2019
11 h 30 - 13 h 00
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