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dc.contributor.authorStefanski, Radoslaw
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-07T17:30:13Z
dc.date.available2017-03-07T17:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-06
dc.identifier.citationStefanski , R 2017 ' Dirty little secrets : inferring fossil-fuel subsidies from patterns in emission intensities ' School of Economics and Finance Discussion Paper , no. 1705 , University of St Andrews , St Andrews .en
dc.identifier.issn0962-4031
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 249318262
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: eac6226a-3422-47c2-a4a1-c5e9aa9c248d
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/10412
dc.description.abstractI develop a unique database of international fossil-fuel subsidies by examining country specific patterns in carbon emission-to-GDP ratios, known as emission-intensities. For most - but not all - countries, intensities tend to be hump-shaped with income. I construct a model of structural-transformation that generates this hump-shaped intensity and then show that deviations from this pattern must be driven by distortions to sectoral-productivity and/or fossil-fuel prices. Finally, I use the calibrated-model to measure these distortions for 170 countries for 1980-2010. This methodology reveals that fossil-fuel price-distortions are large, increasing and often hidden. Furthermore, they are major contributors to higher carbon-emissions and lower GDP.
dc.format.extent95
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Economics and Finance Discussion Paperen
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2017 the authoren
dc.subjectCarbon subsidiesen
dc.subjectSubsidiesen
dc.subjectFossil fuelsen
dc.subjectPollutionen
dc.subjectEnergyen
dc.subjectEnergy intensityen
dc.subjectIndustrializationen
dc.subjectStructural transformationen
dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectGlobal warmingen
dc.subjectEmissionsen
dc.subjectHB Economic Theoryen
dc.subjectHD Industries. Land use. Laboren
dc.subjectBDCen
dc.subject.lccHBen
dc.subject.lccHDen
dc.titleDirty little secrets : inferring fossil-fuel subsidies from patterns in emission intensitiesen
dc.typeWorking or discussion paperen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Economics and Financeen
dc.identifier.urlhttps://ideas.repec.org/p/san/wpecon/1705.htmlen


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