Toward Optimal Meat Pricing: Is It Time to Tax Meat Consumption?

  title={Toward Optimal Meat Pricing: Is It Time to Tax Meat Consumption?},
  author={Franziska Funke and Linus Mattauch and Inge van den Bijgaart and H. Charles J. Godfray and Cameron Hepburn and David Klenert and Marco Springmann and Nicolas Treich},
  journal={Review of Environmental Economics and Policy},
  pages={219 - 240}
Livestock is known to contribute significantly to climate change and to negatively impact global nitrogen cycles and biodiversity. However, there has been little research on economically efficient policies for regulating meat production and consumption. In the absence of first-best policy instruments for the livestock sector, second-best consumption taxes on meat can address multiple environmental externalities simultaneously as well as improve diet-related public health. In this article, we… 



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