Estimating the effect of fuel taxes on carbon dioxide emissions in Sweden

The global average temperature is increasing and that causes climate changes that are almost impossible to overestimate. Today’s society are facing of big challenge to mitigate the negative climate- and environmental changes. The consequences of the elevated global temperature are both numerous and devastating. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the fuel taxes has on carbon emissions in Sweden. That includes to look at if there are any differences between rural and urban municipalities in Sweden. The main results from the study are the statistically significant coefficient of fuel tax, which shows that the Swedish fuel tax has a negative impact on CO2 emissions. The variable Urban, show that a urban municipality has a greater impact on the environment, due to that it has a has a positive effect on the CO2 emissions




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Hanna Vinberg Agricultural Economics and Management


My name is Hanna and I am 21 years old. I am an agricultural economics student, in my third year.

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