Global progress and backsliding on gasoline taxes and subsidies

  title={Global progress and backsliding on gasoline taxes and subsidies},
  author={Michael L. Ross and Chad Hazlett and Paasha Mahdavi},
  journal={Nature Energy},
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, many governments will have to reform their energy policies. These policies are difficult to measure with any precision. As a result, it is unclear whether progress has been made towards important energy policy reforms, such as reducing fossil fuel subsidies. We use new data to measure net taxes and subsidies for gasoline in almost all countries at the monthly level and find evidence of both progress and backsliding. From 2003 to 2015… 

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