TITLE

Is wide variation in petroleum prices and tax rates warranted?

AUTHOR(S)
Gupta, Sanjeev; Mahler, Walter
PUB. DATE
March 1994
SOURCE
Finance & Development;Mar1994, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines petroleum policies and their rationales in over 100 countries. Optimal consumption tax rate; High tax rates to create distortions in the production structure; Low tax rates to keep retail prices below world prices; Conclusion that a significant reduction in the present dispersion in petroleum prices and tax rates appear as warranted.
ACCESSION #
9406092800

 

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