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The Public Acceptance of Green Taxes: 2 Million Voters Express Their Opinion
In September 2000, 4.7 million Swiss citizens were invited tovote on three proposals for taxes on fossil energy. Theydiffered by tax rate and mode of revenue recycling. All threewere rejected, one byExpand
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‘House Poor’ or Simply ‘Poor’
This paper defines a set of indicators for distinguishing housing affordability problems resulting from high rents from those chiefly arising from low income. In place of the common ratio of rent toExpand
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Non-profit Housing Influencing, Leading and Dominating the Unitary Rental Market: Three Case Studies
The distinction between dual rental systems and unitary rental markets is refined and developed. In particular, unitary rental markets are defined as markets in which barriers to non-profit providersExpand
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Green Taxes in a Post-Paris World: Are Millions of Nays Inevitable?
Turning the Paris Agreement’s greenhouse gas emissions pledges into domestic policies is the next challenge for governments. We address the question of the acceptability of cost-effective climateExpand
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Using measured instead of perceived noise in hedonic models
This paper compares the use of perceived and measured noise in a hedonic housing model. Although in theory the use of subjective variables is recommended, most empirical applications use measuredExpand
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Approaches to Efficient Capital Taxation: Leveling the Playing Field Vs.Living by the Golden Rule
In this paper we explore the efficiency gains from the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and prospective tax reforms, separating out the intersectoral and intertemporal efficiency consequences. To assess theseExpand
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Identifying Households which Need Housing Assistance
This paper proposes a method for identifying housing affordability problems. The housing market being imperfect, high rent-to-income ratios might be the result not only of a taste for spaciousExpand
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'I Pay Enough Taxes Already!’ Applying Economic Voting Models to Environmental Referendums
Models of economic voting have rarely been applied to referendum votes. We fill this gap by testing citizens' voting behavior on environmental policy in relation to their perception of the businessExpand
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Concerns of young protesters are justified
In March 2019, German-speaking scientists and scholars calling themselves Scientists for Future, published a statement in support of the youth protesters in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (FridaysExpand
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