Trade, energy and carbon dioxide: an analysis for the two economies of Ireland

Hyland, Maria, Jennings, Anne and Tol, Richard S J (2011) Trade, energy and carbon dioxide: an analysis for the two economies of Ireland. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 41. pp. 153-172. ISSN 0081-4776

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Abstract

In this paper we use a subsystem input-output decomposition analysis to examine the drivers of
greenhouse gas emissions in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. We use a bi-regional input-output
analysis to look at how greenhouse gases in one region can be emitted as a result of demand in an exporting
region. Looking at emissions generated throughout the island of Ireland, we find that emissions driven by
demand in Northern Ireland are larger than those it generates, and vice-versa for the Republic of Ireland. We
then use the input-output tables to simulate the effect of imposing a €15/tonne carbon tax in the Republic of
Ireland. We find that this causes a decrease in final demand in the Republic of Ireland, and a decrease in output
in both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland; the decrease is greater in the Republic as the
domestically produced share of inputs is much larger than the imported share in all sectors.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: greenhouse gas emissions, bi-regional input-output analysis, carbon tax, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: A General Works
Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2013 08:02
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2013 08:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44041
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