Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35926
Title: Effects of carbon emission taxes on transportation mode selections and social welfare
Authors: Wang, MZ
Liu, K
Choi, TM 
Yue, XH
Keywords: Carbon-emission tax
Economic systems
Social welfare
Supply chain management
Sustainability
Transportation mode selection
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Source: IEEE transactions on systems, man, and cybernetics. Systems, 2015, v. 45, no. 11, p. 1413-1423 How to cite?
Journal: IEEE transactions on systems, man, and cybernetics. Systems 
Abstract: In this paper, we analyze how carbon emissions affect the selection of transportation modes and social welfare by using a two-stage Stackelberg gaming model. Based on this model, the government's optimal carbon-emission tax scheme and the company's optimal transportation mode and production decisions are explored. We find that: 1) whether or not the transport carbon-emission tax can increase social welfare depends on the relationships among the social cost of carbon (SCC), the transportation mode shifting threshold (TMST), and the biggest carbon-emission tax that a company can afford (BCRA); 2) a greater SCC implies a higher probability of improving social welfare via imposing transportation carbon-emission tax; and 3) a smaller TMST or BCRA yields a higher probability of improving social welfare when a carbon-emission tax is imposed. Further study shows that imposing a carbon-emission tax on the product with a higher production cost, a bigger product volume, or a bigger product density can increase the probability of improving social welfare.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35926
ISSN: 2168-2216
EISSN: 2168-2232
DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2015.2411577
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