Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The impact of compensatory measures on public support for carbon taxation: an experimental study in Sweden
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences. Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5491-8819
Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences. Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR), University of Gothenburg.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7646-1813
2018 (English)In: Climate Policy, ISSN 1469-3062, E-ISSN 1752-7457Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study aims at better understanding how, and to what extent, perceptions of a policy instrument’s distributional effects impact on policy support, focusing on the case of CO2 taxes on petrol in Sweden. Through a large-scale (N = 5000) randomized survey experiment with a 2 × 3 factorial design, the extent to which perceptions of fairness determine attitudes to a suggested increase of the Swedish CO2 tax is explored. Furthermore, the study considers whether these effects change with the level of the suggested tax increase, as well as whether negative sentiments can be alleviated by combining it with a compensatory measure in the shape of a simultaneous income tax cut financed by the revenues from the tax increase. The results show that a higher tax increase is both viewed as more unfair and enjoys weaker support. Furthermore, compensatory measures can be a powerful policy design tool to increase perceptions of the policy as fair, but the effect of compensation on policy support is conditioned by the individual’s left–right ideological position. Whereas people self-identifying to the right react favourably to compensatory measures, people self-identifying to the left become less supportive of a tax increase when combined with a simultaneous cut in income taxes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018.
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Probability Theory and Statistics
Research subject
Political Science; Mathematical Statistics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68710DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1470963OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-68710DiVA, id: diva2:1205385
Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-05-23

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Jagers, SverkerMatti, Simon

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jagers, SverkerMatti, Simon
By organisation
Social Sciences
In the same journal
Climate Policy
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)Probability Theory and Statistics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 15 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf