Dato: 6. desember 2022
Når: 11.30 – 13.00. Servering av kaffe/te og baguetter fra 11.30. 
Hvor: Auditoriet, Statistisk sentralbyrå, Akersveien 26, 0177 Oslo.

Foredragsholder: Felix Kapfhammer, PhD Candidate - Department of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School 

Abstract: This paper studies the sectoral and macroeconomic consequences of carbon taxes. In contrast to the previous literature, I develop a new monthly measure of effective carbon tax rates, which accounts for the time-varying emission coverage of taxes that are both explicitly and implicitly levied on greenhouse gas-emitting goods. Employing the new measure for four Nordic countries, I find that effective carbon taxes reduce emissions as expected, but they also decrease sectoral and macroeconomic activity - though there is some heterogeneity in the effects within and across the Nordics.