ESRI Research Series

The economic and distributional impacts of an increased carbon tax with different revenue recycling schemes

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October 8, 2019
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This study finds that a carbon tax could have some adverse impacts on GDP, inequality and household income. However, the impact is limited and could be reduced by using a well-designed revenue recycling scheme. The results come from research using the ESRI’s environment, energy and economy (I3E) model for Ireland.