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Diskussionspapiere 1807 / 2019

Environmental Policy and Firm Selection in the Open Economy

In this paper, we analyse the effects of a unilateral change in an emissions tax in a model of international trade with heterogeneous firms. We find a positive effect of tighter environmental policy on average productivity in the reforming country ..

2019| Udo Kreickemeier, Philipp M. Richter
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Transporting and Storing High-Level Nuclear Waste in the U.S. Insights from a Mathematical Model

The nuclear industry in the United States of America has accumulated about 70,000 metric tons of high-level nuclear waste over the past decades; at present, this waste is temporarily stored close to the nuclear power plants. The industry and the ...

In: Applied Sciences 9 (2019), 12, 2437, 23 S. | Sebastian Wegel, Victoria Czempinski, Pao-Yu Oei, Ben Wealer
Economic Bulletin 7 / 1994

Ecological Tax Reform even if Germany Has to Go It Alone

The need to realise sustainable economic development, which preserves the basis for human existence, is now widely recognised. Natural resources must be used more economically and the burden on the environment eased. The traditional instruments of ..

1994| Stefan Bach, Michael Kohlhaas, Barbara Praetorius
Diskussionspapiere 1801 / 2019

Strategic Environmental Policy and the Mobility of Firms

The loss of international competitiveness of domestic industries remains a key obstacle to the implementation of effective carbon prices in a world without harmonized climate policies. We analyze countries' non-cooperative choices of emissions taxes

2019| Philipp M. Richter, Marco Runkel, Robert C. Schmidt
Diskussionspapiere 1773 / 2018

Are Emission Performance Standards Effective in Pollution Control? Evidence from the EU's Large Combustion Plant Directive

This paper explores the extent to which emissions limits on stack concentrations under the Large Combustion Plant (LCP) Directive succeeded in mitigating local air pollutants from thermal power stations in the European Union. We take advantage of the

2018| Puja Singhal
Climate Friendly Materials Platform

UNFCCC SB’s Side Event Policy Solutions for a Climate Friendly Materials Sector

Production of basic materials like steel, cement or aluminium is responsible for the majority of industrial GHG emissions. Yet so far national policies provide very limited support for climate friendly material production and efficient use of ...


Die Zukunft fossiler Energieträger im Zuge von Treibhausgasneutralität

Aktuelles Projekt| Energie, Verkehr, Umwelt

Future of Fossil Fuels in the wake of greenhouse gas neutrality

Aktuelles Projekt| Energie, Verkehr, Umwelt
Weekly Report

Ecological Tax Revenue Still Yields Lower Pension Contributions and Higher Pensions Today

by Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei, Michelle Harnisch and Niklas Isaak The ecological tax reform that Germany implemented between 1999 and 2003 increased energy tax rates—especially on gasoline and diesel. Today, the ecological tax hikes yield an

28.03.2019| Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei

20 Jahre Ökosteuer: finanz- und sozialpolitisch top, umweltpolitisch ein Flop

Die zum 1. April 1999 eingeführte ökologische Steuerreform sorgt bis heute für niedrigere Rentenbeiträge und höhere Rentenbezüge – Umweltpolitisch war sie hingegen kein Erfolg, die beabsichtigte Lenkungswirkung ist

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