Australia should preemptively introduce tariffs on carbon-content of its own exports

  1. Make Australia better off by transferring foreign consumer surplus to Australia without greatly affecting Australian exporters
  2. Provide incentives to producers outside Australia to innovate their way out of reliance on fossil fuels; and thus provide an opportunity to “free ride” on these innovations helping achieve our 2050 net-zero goals at little cost
  3. Enhance Australia’s diplomatic standing in the world, by decisively establishing how seriously we take climate change mitigation policy

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I am a Professor of Economics at the Australian National University

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I am a Professor of Economics at the Australian National University

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