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Det gränsöverskridande sockret: En studie om efterfrågeelasticiteten för socker och hur gränshandel påverkar utfallet av en sockerskatt
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper studies the demand elasticity, in other words, how price sensitive the consumers are for sugary goods in Sweden and to some extent Norway. We also investigate how cross-border trade would affect the consumption of sugary goods in the case of a sugar tax in Sweden. OLS- regressions are used to obtain the demand elasticity of sugary goods in Sweden and Norway — our most reliable results estimate the price elasticity for soft drinks in Sweden to be between -1.5 and -1.8. Furthermore, we find no statistical significant evidence that cross-border trade would have a major impact on the domestic sugar consumption when the price increases abroad. However, other studies suggest that cross-border trade often increases in the case of a sugar tax, which in turn could impair the purposes of the tax.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Sugar tax, elasticity, cross border trade, negative externality
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355248OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-355248DiVA, id: diva2:1228111
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Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-27 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved

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