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50% dissertation seminar with Dragana Davidovic

Research profile seminar

This is a 50% seminar of a dissertation project in progress, and the content of the seminar will be not only related to the attached paper, but also the dissertation project as a whole, situating the paper into the bigger research project.

Title: Public Support for Environmental Taxation: The Role of Values, Trust, and Quality of Government

Abstract: Environmental taxes are often argued to be key to more effective environmental protection. People's willingness to pay such taxes in contexts with varying levels of quality of government (QoG) is investigated in this contribution. Applying multilevel analyses on data from the International Social Survey Programme and the Quality of Government Institute, we explore links between environmental concern, ideology, and QoG. The results show that people who state that they are concerned about environmental issues and live in high QoG countries are more willing than people in low QoG countries to pay environmental taxes. Moreover, people in low QoG countries holding leftist political value orientations are less willing to pay environmental taxes than rightists and other value groups. We conclude that environmental concern and leftist political ideology are more important drivers of public support for environmental taxes in high than in low QoG countries.

Lecturer: Dragana Davidovic, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Date: 3/22/2019

Time: 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Categories: Social Sciences

Organizer: The QoG Institute and CeCAR

Location: B225

Contact person: Tove Wikehult

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