The Economics and Political Economy of Energy Subsidies by Jon Strand

By Jon Strand

Government subsidies to strength are frequent and symbolize a heavy burden on public budgets in lots of international locations. either manufacturers and shoppers will be backed; the commonest subsidies are for motor gasoline intake and electrical energy construction and intake. The subsidies to shoppers usually end up rather damaging simply because they lead to elevated strength intake, elevated carbon emissions, and distortionary results on buyer habit. This publication fills a void within the literature through supplying a primary, extensive and numerous, research of a number of points of the commercial and political financial system points of presidency power subsidies. The members take either theoretical and empirical techniques, with lots of the concentrate on subsidies to gas and electrical energy in non-OECD countries.The chapters disguise such issues as strength pricing, reelection incentives for politicians which can motivate over the top subsidies; political corruption and "bribing equilibria," the the "resource curse" in constructing nations whilst the profits from ordinary source windfalls are mostly wasted, the "entitlement" of power subsidies in autocracies, and distributional matters whilst subsidies detailed to the bad are got rid of in high-income nations. One bankruptcy discusses nonharmful subsidies: the aptitude fiscal results of subsidizing the producing and deployment of renewable strength. ContributorsCarolyn Fischer, Mads Greaker, Mohammad Habibpour, Michelle Harding, Christina Kolerus, Christos Kotsogiannis, Jim Krane, Alber Touna Mama, Raffaele Miniaci, Marco Pani, Ian Parry, Carlo Perroni, Leonzio Rizzo, Knut Einar Rosendahl, Carlo Scarpa, Neda Seiban, Suphi Sen, Jon Strand, Paola Valbonesi, Herman Vollebergh

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