Durrmeyer, Isis (2022) Winners and Losers: The Distributional Effects of the French Feebate on the Automobile Market. The Economic Journal, vol. 132 (n° 644). pp. 1414-1448.

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I quantify the welfare and environmental gains and losses from a policy establishing an environmental tax/subsidy for new cars in France in 2008. I estimate a structural model of demand and supply that features heterogeneity in consumer preferences to go beyond the average policy effects and analyse distributional aspects. The policy reduces average carbon emissions by 1.6% at the cost of additional emissions of local pollutants. The regulation favours middle-income individuals but has redistributive effects when combined with a tax that is proportional to income. Moreover, local pollutant emissions increase least in poor and rural areas, suggesting another redistribution channel.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: May 2022
Refereed: Yes
JEL Classification: D12 - Consumer Economics - Empirical Analysis
L51 - Economics of Regulation
Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2021 13:41
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2022 09:46
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:126144
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/43954

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