Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Money illusion and the double dividend in the short run
Authors: Schleiniger, Reto
DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-6485.2005.00129.x
Published in: German Economic Review
Volume(Issue): 6
Issue: 2
Page(s): 249
Pages to: 254
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 1465-6485
Language: English
Subjects: Dividend; Illusion; Money; Double
Subject (DDC): 330: Economics
Abstract: In their seminal paper, Bovenberg and de Mooij (1994) elucidate why an ecological tax reform will not yield a double dividend, i.e. fails to increase the efficiency of the tax system. The present paper slightly modifies the Bovenberg and de Mooij model by introducing money illusion. With this modification, an environmental tax reform that raises the price level may generate a double dividend, since the additional tax on the dirty good does not reduce labor supply. A prerequisite for the double dividend to occur is a sufficiently small elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty consumption. Moreover, accounting for money illusion always reduces the intertemporal gross cost of the tax reform.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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