Swiss Policy Options To Curb CO2 Emissions: Insights From GEM-E3 Switzerland

  • Olivier Bahn
Part of the Advances in Computational Management Science book series (AICM, volume 4)


The aim of this paper is to evaluate two policies Switzerland could follow to curb its CO2 emissions: the imposition of a domestic carbon tax, and the combining of such a tax with the buying of CO2 permits on an international market. These evaluations are done with the general equilibrium model GEM-E3 Switzerland. Besides contributing to the Swiss political debate, the aim of this paper is more generally to illustrate, through an explicit case study, the interest of combining national and international economic instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, in particular).


Reduction Target Permit Price International Energy Agency Computable General Equilibrium Model Social Account Matrix 
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