Taxes affect emissions of carbon dioxide

Alexander Schmitt from Stockholm University takes a doctorate with a thesis on the taxation of carbon emissions.

Properly designed policy instruments can affect emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and thus limit the climate change caused by these emissions. Alexander Schmitt from the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University takes a doctorate on a thesis that examines how carbon taxation is linked to other factors, such as how income taxation is constructed and the costs generated by climate change itself. Alexander has also studied decision-makers incentives to make decisions that reduces carbon emissions and promotes production of clean energy.

The defense will take place on Wednesday 24th of September at 10 am in the William-Olsson Hall, Svante Arrhenius väg 14, Stockholm University.

Learn more about the thesis Beyond Pigou: Climate Change Mitigation, Policy Making and Distortions