Working papers in Transport Economics
Reforming the taxation of vehicle use and ownership: an overview of papers presented at the CTS symposium 18-19 September 2014
(), Kurt van Dender and Jonas Eliasson
Abstract: In many economies, motor fuel taxes have long been the
main instruments for generating tax revenues from the transport sector.
Nowadays they are also rationalized on the grounds of reducing congestion,
carbon emissions, local air pollution, energy dependency, and sometimes
accident costs. However, for several reasons, there is now much debate
about reforming or partially replacing these taxes. This debate raises
several kinds of research questions, including efficient design of such tax
instruments and what factors affect their design in reality, CTS organised
an international symposium where recent research regarding these issues was
presented. This report summarises some findings from the symposium.
Keywords: Fuel tax; Vehicle tax; Transport pricing; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: R41; R48; (follow links to similar papers)
11 pages, March 24, 2015
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