Tax on pesticides: a rational assessment and analysis of economic impacts in Germany

Our new HFFA Research Paper, written by Prof Oliver Mußhoff (University of Göttingen), analyses the effects of a tax on plant protection products (PPP), as it was recently proposed by authors from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).


Following a critical assessment of this specific pesticide tax design, the author identifies certain inadequacies. Furthermore, the author evaluates the economic impact of an introduction of such a pesticide tax in Germany for single farms, as well as for the sectoral and overall economies.


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