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Market Based Instruments

National Experiences in Environmental Sustainability Edited by Larry Kreiser, Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Cleveland State University, US, David Duff, Professor of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada, Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, US and Hope Ashiabor, Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Australia
This detailed book explores how market based environmental strategies are used in various countries around the world. It investigates how successful sustainability strategies used by one country can be transferred and used successfully in other countries, with a minimum of new research and experimentation. Leading environmental taxation scholars discuss this question and analyse a set of key case studies.
Extent: 224 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78254 871 3
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
  • Tax Law and Fiscal Policy
This detailed book explores how market based environmental strategies are used in various countries around the world. It investigates how successful sustainability strategies used by one country can be transferred and used successfully in other countries, with a minimum of new research and experimentation. Leading environmental taxation scholars discuss this question and analyse a set of key case studies.

This enriching and detailed book will appeal to policy makers in government, as well as to professors in environmental law, environmental economics and environmental sustainability programmes. Students in these fields will also find much to benefit them in this book.
‘In the field of environmental policy, there is a widespread tendency to move from command-and-control towards market based instruments that are more efficient and less costly. This book provides a fresh contribution to the literature enlightening the most relevant characteristics of economic tools, with a comprehensive review of experiences in the EU, the Asia-Pacific region and North America. Even if this is a technical book, the language is plain and the comprehension easy. There is much to learn in reading it.’
– Alberto Majocchi, University of Pavia, Italy

‘This book contains an impressive collection of papers discussing various aspects of the application of different market based instruments for environmental and climate policy. It covers questions related to the conceptualisation of environmental taxation and national experiences as well as results of modelling exercises from different countries. I highly recommend this book as it discusses the current developments in the application and assessments of market based instruments written by scholars from diverse backgrounds.’
– Stefan Speck, European Environment Agency, Denmark
Contributors: M. Böhm, B. Butcher, J.F. Colares, J. Cottrell, E. de Lemos Pinto Aydos, T. Falcão, S. Gao, C. Ge, M. Horne, Y. Ito, T. Kawakatsu, M. Krahé, L. Kreiser, Q. Liu, C. Qin, Y. Ren, E. Rhodes, S. Rudolph, R. Smale, H. Sprohge, R. Tavallali, J. Wang, J. Ward
Contents:

Preface

PART I: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
1. Less Pain, More Gain: The Potential of Carbon Pricing to Reduce Europe’s Fiscal Deficits
John Ward, Robin Smale, Max Krahé and Jacqueline Cottrell

2. Monetary Instruments to Promote Technological Innovation – The German Renewable Energy Act
Monika Böhm

3. Providing Environmental Taxes with an Environmental Purpose
Tatiana Falcão

4. Signaling Effects of Carbon Tax in Sweden: An Empirical Analysis Using a State Space Model
Yasushi Ito

PART II: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ASIA-PACIFIC
5. Tokyo’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme: A Model for Sustainable Megacity Carbon Markets
Sven Rudolph and Takeshi Kawakatsu

6. Economic Impact Analysis on China’s Environmental Tax Reform through a Static Computable General Equilibrium Analysis
Changbo Qin, Jinnan Wang, Chazhong Ge, Shuting Gao, Qianqian Liu and Yajuan Ren

7. The Extraterritorial Impact of the EU and Australian Carbon-restricting Reforms
Juscelino F. Colares

8. Levelling the Playing Field or Playing on Unlevel Fields: The Industry Assistance Framework under the European Union ETS, the New Zealand ETS, and Australia’s CPM
Elena de Lemos Pinto Aydos

PART III: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN NORTH AMERICA
9. Assessing British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Design: Public and Stakeholder Perspectives
Ekaterina Rhodes and Matt Horne

10. Incentives for the Use of Natural Gas Powered Vehicles in the United States, New Zealand and Australia
Bill Butcher, Hans Sprohge, Rahmat Tavallali and Larry Kreiser

Index