Modeling price sensitivity in food consumption - a foundation for consumption taxes as a GHG mitigation policySäll, Sarah; Moberg, Emma; Röös, Elin
In this paper we investigate the mitigation possibilities of climate impact weighted food taxes in Sweden.
We include 52 food items in a demand system of elasticities, covering most food consumed by the Swedish
population. Tax levels are based on the Swedish Carbon tax and would lead to price increases up to SEK
25 (close to EURO 2.5) per kilo product. The possible emission reductions would be just above 200 kilos
of CO2e emissions per person and year which corresponds to a 10% decrease from Swedish food
consumption. Most important for the reductions are beef, other meats and dairy products. Almost 90%
of reductions are from animal products.
Keywordsweighted food taxes; climate impact; food consumption; Sweden; beef; meats; dairy products
Published inWorking Paper Series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
2020, number: 2020:01
Publisher: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
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