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Ten Arguments for a Carbon Tax

  • Shi-Ling HsuEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter outlines ten arguments for a carbon tax, breaking out each argument into a separate part. The most salient hypothetical is that a federal carbon tax be adopted in the United States or Canada, but clearly a carbon tax could be adopted by any number of countries or subnational jurisdictions. The arguments and considerations outlined in this book apply equally whether it is proposed as a US federal carbon tax, a Chinese federal carbon tax, a state or provincial law, or potentially even a law adopted by cities and municipalities.

Keywords

Carbon Dioxide Emission Carbon Price Marginal Abatement Cost Marginal Damage Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emission 
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© Shi-Ling Hsu 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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