Environmental Policies in the Transportation Sector: Taxes, Subsidies, Mandates, Restrictions, and Investment

dc.contributor.author Beaudoin, Justin
dc.contributor.author Chen, Yuan
dc.contributor.author Heres, David
dc.contributor.author Kheiravar, Khaled
dc.contributor.author Lade, Gabriel
dc.contributor.author Yi, Fujin
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Wei
dc.contributor.author Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2019-07-18T06:43:34.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:14:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:14:20Z
dc.date.embargo 2018-08-15
dc.date.issued 2018-08-15
dc.description.abstract <p>The transportation sector is associated with many negative externalities, including air pollution, global climate change, and traffic congestion. In this paper we discuss several possible policies for addressing the emissions and other environmental externalities from the transportation sector, including taxes, subsidies, mandates, restrictions, and investment. Most economists generally recommend that policy-makers use incentive- (or market-) based instruments as opposed to command and control policies whenever possible. However, various economic and political constraints can preclude policy instruments that would in theory achieve a first-best outcome from being employed, and policy-makers have often implemented alternative policies such as subsidies, mandates, restrictions, and/or investment instead. Our discussion and analysis of these policies draws upon and synthesizes research using theoretical models, behavioral and experimental economics, empirical analyses, and structural econometric modeling.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Behavioral Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Econometrics
dc.subject.disciplines Economic Theory
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Political Economy
dc.subject.keywords environmental policy
dc.subject.keywords transportation policy
dc.subject.keywords externalities
dc.subject.keywords taxes
dc.subject.keywords subsidies
dc.subject.keywords mandates
dc.subject.keywords restrictions
dc.subject.keywords investment
dc.title Environmental Policies in the Transportation Sector: Taxes, Subsidies, Mandates, Restrictions, and Investment
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