World Economic Impacts of the Kyoto Protocol

  • Christoph Böhringer
  • Thomas F. Rutherford
  • Ronnie Schöb
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The Kyoto Protocol entails quantified emissions limitations and reduction objectives for industrialized (Annex B) countries (UN, 1997). Signatory countries are now obligated to adjust their production and consumption patterns through appropriate policy measures such that domestic emission levels get in line with the mandated emission constraints. Adjustment of economic activities in larger open economies such as the industrialized regions are likely to affect international prices via changes in export and import quantities. For example, large reductions in the demand for oil by industrialized countries may drive down international oil prices, which is beneficial for oil importing countries but harmful for oil exporters.


Carbon Emission Kyoto Protocol Abatement Cost Marginal Abatement Cost Computable General Equilibrium Model 
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  • Christoph Böhringer
  • Thomas F. Rutherford
  • Ronnie Schöb

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