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Optimal fuel taxation with suboptimal health choices

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Title: Optimal fuel taxation with suboptimal health choices
Authors: Sulikova, Simona
van den Bijgaart, Inge
Klenert, David
Mattauch, Linus
Issue Date: Oct-2020
Extent: 68
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: Transport Externalities
Active travel
Health Behaviour
Optimal Taxation
Abstract: Transport has a large number of signi cant externalities including carbon emissions, air pollution, accidents, and congestion. Active travel such as cycling and walking can reduce these externalities. Moreover, public health research has identi ed additional social gains from active travel due to health bene ts of increased physical exercise. In fact, on a per mile basis, these bene ts dominate the external social costs from car use by two orders of magnitude. We introduce health bene ts and ... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL Codes: H23, I12, Q58
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