Handbook of Research on Environmental Taxation

Edited by Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, US and Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor of Environmental Policy Analysis, Aarhus University, Denmark

The Handbook of Research on Environmental Taxation captures the state of the art of research on environmental taxation. Written by 36 specialists in environmental taxation from 16 countries, it takes an interdisciplinary and international approach, focusing on issues that are universal to using taxation to achieve environmental goals.

‘Ingeniously organized in a life cycle format, the Handbook covers environmental taxation concepts, design, acceptance, implementation, and impact. The universal themes discussed in each area will appeal to a broad range of readers.’
– Larry Kreiser, Cleveland State University, US

‘This book is a smart and useful reader’s guide providing analytical tools for a full comprehension of environmental taxes, with an interdisciplinary approach that looks at all the different phases of environmental taxation: from the design to the implementation, the political acceptance and the impact on the economy. The authors’ effort is very successful in endowing academicians, policy makers and the general public with an excellent proof of the effectiveness of environmental taxes and green tax reforms.’
– Alberto Majocchi, University of Pavia, Italy

‘Putting the words “environment” next to “taxation” might not always be the flavour of the month, but no modern society can ignore the value of the natural environment and the need to maintain its good quality and no competitive economy can prosper without the necessary tax revenues to function. Environmental taxation offers the prospect of moving towards a more resource-efficient economy, where preference is given to tax more what we burn, less what we earn. I welcome this contribution to the literature.’
– Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, European Commission

‘The Milne and Andersen volume provides a splendid treatment of environmental taxation that encompasses the basic conceptual issues, problems of tax design and implementation, and several insightful case studies that show how environmental taxes actually work in practice. It is the best overall treatment of environmental taxation available: comprehensive, rigorous, and readable.’
– Wallace Oates, University of Maryland, College Park, US

‘This book is a useful compilation of research into the variety of concepts and policies pertaining to environmental taxation in various countries worldwide. The resulting articles provide specialist readers with state-of-the-art research from thirty-six specialist contributors from no less than 16 countries. . . Environmental lawyers, graduate students and above all, policy makers and advisers at various levels of government will find this compilation of authoritative research extremely helpful as a stimulus for further study and deliberation.’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine

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