EQUITY IMPLICATIONS OF VEHICLE EMISSIONS

In this paper, the author examines the incidence of tax on local pollutants as a way to consider the equity implications of taxes on vehicle emissions. Using data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and household vehicle and income data from the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey, the author incorporates household price responsiveness that differs across income groups into a consumer surplus measure of tax burden. In particular, the author considers a tax on five damaging pollutants: particulate mater (PM) and sulphates (SO4), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).

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    LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND UNIVERSITY OF BATH

    UNIVERSITY OF BATH, CLAVERTON DOWN
    BATH,   United Kingdom  BA2 7AY
  • Authors:
    • WEST, S E
  • Publication Date: 2005-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00986866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM