What is the cost of regulating the environment? Aggregate implications of cap-and-trade programs

Resumen 

We quantify the long-run effects on output, aggregate TFP and welfare of alternative permit allocation schemes of a cap-and-trade program. We use a firm dynamics model with heterogeneous firms and add an emission market with a cap-and-trade regulation. We calibrate the model with establishment and emission data in the US and study three permit allocation methods: auctions, output-based-allocation and grandfathering. A 30% reduction in emissions is associated with a welfare cost that is highest for auctioning ($3.3%), followed by grandfathering (1.9%) and, finally, output-based allocation (1.8%). When we introduce an abatement technology, the cost is smaller for all three alternatives, but, unlike the previous case, grandfathering gives the lowest welfare cost.

 

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  • Presentador: Evangelina Dardati
  • Proveniente: Universidad Alberto Hurtado
  • Fecha: Miércoles, 30 Agosto 2017
  • Hora: 12:00
  • Lugar: Sala R1, FAE

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