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Staten och konsumtionen - en studie om drivmedelsbeskattningens effekter på konsumtionen

Lindberg, Peter LU (2013) NEKH01 20131
Department of Economics
Abstract
Despite records in consumer prices on fuel, the Swedish fleet of cars is growing even larger, and today consumes more petrol gas and diesel combined than ever before. The Swedish Government has explicitly defined environmental goals for 2020, one of which stating that climate emissions should be cut by 40 percent compared to 1990. One of the most important management control tools for the government, in order to achieve this particular goal, is the Carbon Dioxide Tax, one of three taxes added on fuel for consumer usage. The purpose of this paper is to calculate the relationship that exists between a added taxation and reduced consumption. On a more precise note, this paper investigates how proposals coming from parties in the Swedish... (More)
Despite records in consumer prices on fuel, the Swedish fleet of cars is growing even larger, and today consumes more petrol gas and diesel combined than ever before. The Swedish Government has explicitly defined environmental goals for 2020, one of which stating that climate emissions should be cut by 40 percent compared to 1990. One of the most important management control tools for the government, in order to achieve this particular goal, is the Carbon Dioxide Tax, one of three taxes added on fuel for consumer usage. The purpose of this paper is to calculate the relationship that exists between a added taxation and reduced consumption. On a more precise note, this paper investigates how proposals coming from parties in the Swedish Parliament, on a change in the taxation of carbon dioxide, would affect the total level of consumption of fuel in the country. In order find this relationship, an econometric analysis is applied using data on consumption levels, prices, disposable income and the relative size of the fleet of cars, all from the period 1970-2011. The results of this paper concludes that an added taxation, which would rise the consumer price on petrol gas by 1:-, would cut consumption of petrol gas by roughly 185 000 000 litre (48 870 000 gallons) per year. Furthermore, the price elasticity of demand, on petrol gas, is calculated to 0,62 percent. (Less)
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author
Lindberg, Peter LU
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course
NEKH01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
drivmedel, beskattning, tidsserieanalys, priselasticitet
language
Swedish
id
3732592
date added to LUP
2013-05-02 16:30:46
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2013-05-02 16:30:46
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  abstract     = {Despite records in consumer prices on fuel, the Swedish fleet of cars is growing even larger, and today consumes more petrol gas and diesel combined than ever before. The Swedish Government has explicitly defined environmental goals for 2020, one of which stating that climate emissions should be cut by 40 percent compared to 1990. One of the most important management control tools for the government, in order to achieve this particular goal, is the Carbon Dioxide Tax, one of three taxes added on fuel for consumer usage. The purpose of this paper is to calculate the relationship that exists between a added taxation and reduced consumption. On a more precise note, this paper investigates how proposals coming from parties in the Swedish Parliament, on a change in the taxation of carbon dioxide, would affect the total level of consumption of fuel in the country. In order find this relationship, an econometric analysis is applied using data on consumption levels, prices, disposable income and the relative size of the fleet of cars, all from the period 1970-2011. The results of this paper concludes that an added taxation, which would rise the consumer price on petrol gas by 1:-, would cut consumption of petrol gas by roughly 185 000 000 litre (48 870 000 gallons) per year. Furthermore, the price elasticity of demand, on petrol gas, is calculated to 0,62 percent.},
  author       = {Lindberg, Peter},
  keyword      = {drivmedel,beskattning,tidsserieanalys,priselasticitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Staten och konsumtionen - en studie om drivmedelsbeskattningens effekter på konsumtionen},
  year         = {2013},
}