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Special Issue "Economics of Environmental Taxes and Green Tax Reforms"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. José M. Labeaga

Económico (Economics), Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain
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Phone: +34 913987811
Interests: panel data methods; evaluation of public policies; energy demand; environmental taxation; sustainable energy consumption
Guest Editor
Prof. Xavier Labandeira

Department of Applied Economics, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
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Interests: climate change; energy efficiency; tax; energy economics; public economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental taxes and green tax reforms are increasingly seen as powerful tools to promote a transition to sustainable societies. It is common knowledge that environmental taxes constitute a cost-effective corrective approach and contribute to the development and use of clean technologies. Environmental taxes can actually be applied on a myriad of environmental problems, with climate change mitigation as a clear candidate, and be part of a wider (green) tax reform scheme with distributional and/or revenue objectives.

This Special Issue welcomes, through this call for papers, contributions in the field of economics on the design, implementation and assessment of environmental taxes and green tax reforms. The issue will also incorporate invited papers from leading academic figures in the field.

Please refer to the journal webpage for paper and submission instructions

Prof. Dr. José M. Labeaga
Prof. Xavier Labandeira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Green tax reform
  • environment
  • distribution
  • clean technology
  • climate change

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Exploring Carbon Pricing in Developing Countries: A Macroeconomic Analysis in Ethiopia
Sustainability 2019, 11(16), 4395; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11164395
Received: 2 July 2019 / Revised: 3 August 2019 / Accepted: 8 August 2019 / Published: 14 August 2019
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Market-Based Instruments for Managing Hazardous Chemicals: A Review of the Literature and Future Research Agenda
Sustainability 2019, 11(16), 4344; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11164344
Received: 28 June 2019 / Revised: 6 August 2019 / Accepted: 7 August 2019 / Published: 11 August 2019
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Tax Policy, Environmental Concern and Level of Emission Reduction
Sustainability 2019, 11(4), 1047; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11041047
Received: 30 December 2018 / Revised: 29 January 2019 / Accepted: 13 February 2019 / Published: 17 February 2019
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Regional Aspects of a Climate and Energy Tax Reform in Norway—Exploring Double and Multiple Dividends
Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4175; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114175
Received: 11 September 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 8 November 2018 / Published: 13 November 2018
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