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How to make a carbon tax reform progressive: The role of subsistence consumption

Klenert, David and Mattauch, Linus (2015): How to make a carbon tax reform progressive: The role of subsistence consumption. Published in: Economics Letters , Vol. 138, (2016): pp. 100-103.

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This letter analyzes the distributional effects of a carbon tax reform when households must consume carbon-intensive goods above a subsistence level. The reform is progressive if revenues are recycled as uniform lump-sum transfers, in other cases it is regressive.

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