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Modeling price sensitivity in food consumption

a foundation for consumption taxes as a GHG mitigation policy

Säll, Sarah and Moberg, Emma and Röös, Elin (2020). Modeling price sensitivity in food consumption. (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2020:01
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Abstract

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.

Authors/Creators:Säll, Sarah and Moberg, Emma and Röös, Elin
Title:Modeling price sensitivity in food consumption
Subtitle:a foundation for consumption taxes as a GHG mitigation policy
Year of publishing :2020
Number:2020:01
Number of Pages:22
Publisher:Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
ISSN:1401-4068
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
Keywords:weighted food taxes, climate impact, food consumption, Sweden, beef, meats, dairy products
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105313
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105313
ID Code:16931
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
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Deposited On:24 Apr 2020 14:57
Metadata Last Modified:28 Apr 2020 08:01

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