Why Europe has become environmentally cleaner: Decomposing the roles of fiscal, trade and environmental policies

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López, Ramón; Palacios, Amparo;
  • Subject: government spending; pollutions; public goods; taxes
    • jel: jel:H40 | jel:H50 | jel:O13 | jel:O44

This paper systematically examines the role of fiscal policy, trade and energy taxes on environmental quality in Europe using disaggregated data for 12 European countries over the 1995-2008 period. It uses a methodology that obtains estimates mostly free of time-varying... View more
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