The impact of a carbon tax on manufacturing: Evidence from microdata
We estimate the impact of a carbon tax on manufacturing plants using panel data from the UK production census. Our identification strategy builds on the comparison of outcomes between plants subject to the full tax and plants that paid only 20% of the tax. Exploiting exogenous variation in eligibility for the tax discount, we find that the carbon tax had a strong negative impact on energy intensity and electricity use. No statistically significant impacts are found for employment, revenue or plant exit.
1 September 2014
Journal of Public Economics 117, pp.1-14, 2014
This Journal article is published under the centre's Growth programme.
This publication comes under the following theme: Clean growth