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The Climate Decade: Changing Attitudes on Three Continents

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Title: The Climate Decade: Changing Attitudes on Three Continents
Authors: Carlsson, Fredrik
Kataria, Mitesh
Krupnick, Alan
Lampi, Elina
Löfgren, Åsa
Qin, Ping
Sterner, Thomas
Yang, Xiaojun
Issue Date: May-2020
Extent: 39
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: Climate change
willingness to pay
climate policy attitudes
political polarization
United States
Abstract: We examine how attitudes and willingness to pay (WTP) for climate policies have changed over the past decade in the United States, China, and Sweden. All three countries exhibit an increased willingness to pay for climate mitigation. Ten years ago, Sweden had a larger fraction of believers in anthropogenic climate change and a higher WTP for mitigation, but today the national averages are more similar. Although we find convergence in public support for climate policy across countries, there is c... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL Classification: Q51, Q54.
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