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Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Friedrich Schneider, Andrea Kollmann, and Johanne Reichl


Economists have long argued that market-based instruments such as, environmental taxes, and emission trading systems, are the superior way to offset the negative externalities of any kind of economic activities. Yet, whether the effects of using these instruments are sufficient, whether they are actually used efficiently, and especially which factors influence their effectiveness is subject to a lively debate. It is the ultimate task of research to identify existing barriers among economic agents so as to gain valuable insight into how to overcome them. There still is much work to be done when ... More

Keywords: Political economy, instrument choice, policy design, empirical analysis, theory, games, taxes, emission trading

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029247
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Friedrich Schneider, editor
Johannes Kepler University

Andrea Kollmann, editor

Johanne Reichl, editor

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