productivity and environmental tax reform in Europe
work packages
working papers
researcher workspace

15/16 July 2009
King's College, London, UK
Environmental Tax Reform (ETR) in Europe:
The Key to a Resource-Efficient, Low-Carbon Competitive Economy
Final conference of the Anglo-German Foundation’s petrE Project, held in
conjunction with the Green Fiscal Commission


Carbon Pricing: Rationale, Progress and Prospects
Dr Sam Fankhauser (London School of Economics, ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Committee on Climate Change)

Conference introduction and outline of petrE project
Paul Ekins, Kings College London

ETR in Europe: experience to date
Dr Stefan Speck (Kommunal Kredit, Vienna)

ETR evaluation: appropriateness and effectiveness of ETR
Dr Paolo Agnolucci

Large-scale ETR in Europe: results from petrE

Implications for Europe: results from the E3ME model
Hector Pollitt ( Cambridge Econometrics)

Implications for Europe: results from the GINFORS model
(Professor Bernd Meyer/ Dr Christian Lutz - GWS)

ETR: effects on competitiveness

Insights from the COMETR project
Professor Mikael Skou Andersen (National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark)

Discussant: Professor Alberto Majocchi
(Istituto di Studi e Analisi Economica, Rome)

ETR: Implications for innovation and environmental industries
Professor Martin Jänicke (Free University, Berlin)

Discussant: Dr Ralf Martin (Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics)

ETR in new EU member states: case study of Czech Republic
Professor Petr Šauer, Ondřej Vojáček (University of Economics, Prague)

Discussant: Dr Stefan Speck

Implications for the rest of the world
Dr Stefan Giljum (Sustainable Europe Research Institute)

Discussant: Dr. John Barrett (Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York)

Implementation issues and obstacles
David Gee (European Environment Agency)

ETR: Political feasibility
Ben Shaw (Policy Studies Institute, Green Fiscal Commission)