An analysis of company choice preference to carbon tax policy in China

In Journal of Cleaner Production
Volume (Issue): 103(2015)
Peer-reviewed Article

This paper summarizes an analysis of choice preferences of Chinese companies to the design options of carbon tax policy. The data were collected from 201 companies, with around half of them based in the western Shanxi Province and the other half from the eastern Jiangsu Province. Modeling analysis of the discrete choice dataset confirms the statistically significant relationships between the company's preferences to carbon tax policy with the policy attributes, including tax rate, tax relief measures and the revenue utilization. From the viewpoint of Chinese businesses, the option of carbon tax policy with tax rate at 10–30 Yuan/t-CO2, allowing tax relief to energy-intensive sectors, using the revenues specific for climate change and starting as early as the 13th five-year plan period (2016–2020) would be preferable and realistic. The results of this research may be referred for the discussions and development of carbon tax policy in China.

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