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Carbon Taxes and US Fiscal Reform

Morris, Adele; Wilcoxen, Peter; Cai, Yiyong; McKibbin, Warwick


This paper examines fiscal reform options in the United States using an intertemporal computable general equilibrium model of the world economy called G-Cubed. Six policy scenarios explore two overarching issues: (1) the effects of a carbon tax under alternative assumptions about the use of the resulting revenue, and (2) the effects of alternative revenue sources to reduce the budget deficit. We examine a simple excise tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels in the U.S. energy sector starting...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: National Tax Journal
DOI: 10.17310/ntj.2015.1.06


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