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Environmental Tax Reform (ETR): A Policy for Green Growth

Paul Ekins and Stefan Speck


This book explores the economic and environmental implications of environmental tax reform (ETR), also known as green fiscal reform, which entails a reduction in taxes on labour and profits, and a corresponding increase in taxes on pollution and the use of natural resources. The book investigates the hypothesis that such a tax shift can increase resource productivity and reduce pollution, and increase employment and innovation in environmental technologies, with potentially positive effects on output and human welfare. The detailed modelling and other analysis reported in the book suggest that ... More

Keywords: environmental tax reform, green fiscal reform, green growth, scenarios, modelling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584505
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Ekins, editor
Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, UCL Energy Institute, University College London
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Stefan Speck, editor
Project Manager, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen