Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2001

Abstract

Being geographically small, land scarcity poses a potential constraint for economic growth in Singapore. Restraining car ownership and car use through motor vehicle taxes is part of the land-transport policy to ensure smoother traffic flow. This paper analyses the use of motor vehicle taxes in Singapore as an environmental management instrument. It evaluates the effectiveness of ownership and use taxes as instruments to internalise congestion and environment externality. Economic issues relating to the use of such taxes are also highlighted. It concludes that motor vehicle taxes offer Singapore a double dividend.

Keywords

Congestion externality, Double dividend, Environment, Motor vehicle taxes, Ownership and use tax, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Public Economics | Transportation

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

67

Last Page

93

ISSN

1432-847X

Identifier

10.1007/BF03353917

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Embargo Period

2-2-2014

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/BF03353917

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