The Impact of Climate Policy on Environmental and Economic Performance: Evidence from Sweden

1st Edition

Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, Tommy Lundgren, Per-Olov Marklund, Wenchao Zhou

Published July 13, 2016
Reference - 146 Pages - 35 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138847477 - CAT# Y175897
Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics

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Sweden has a long history of ambitious environmental, energy and climate policy. Due to the large amount of data available it is possible to perform statistically sound analysis and assess long term changes in productivity, efficiency, and technological development. The data at hand together with Sweden’s ambitious energy and climate policy provides a unique opportunity to shed light on pertinent policy issues.

The Impact of Climate Policy on Environmental and Economic Performance answers several key questions:  What is the effect of the CO2 tax on environmental performance and profitability of firms? Does including emissions in productivity measurement of the industrial firm matter? Did the introduction of the EU ETS spur technological development in the Swedish industrial firm? What air pollutant is most inhibiting production when regulated? Being aware and learning from the Swedish case can be very relevant for countries that are in the process of shaping their climate policy.

This book is of great importance to researchers and policy makers who are interested in environmental economics, industrial economics and climate change. 

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