Paths and policy adjustments for improving carbon-market liquidity in China
Weak liquidity and low spot prices for carbon are critical problems facing China's carbon markets. This study aims to quantify the liquidity of China's carbon markets under different carbon-pricing strategies by analyzing a model which integrates linkages between the government, markets, and firms. It uses the decoupling theory to set the penalty scale, aiming to reduce the effects of carbon emissions on economic growth. The model permits the study of policy adjustments for certified emission reduction, traders' coverage, and free quotas — the benchmarks of quota allocation. The theoretical analysis indicates that the effect of policy on market liquidity is mainly reflected in the penalty scale and quota-allocation rules. Numerical simulations indicate that the issuance of new quotas accounts for 3.3% of total allocated quotas and raises carbon prices by about 45%. Further, the carbon price rises with an increase in free quotas and then rapidly drops after a peak price of 57 yuan/ton. Our findings indicate that adding free quotas in the short term and expanding trading volume in the middle and long term will improve market liquidity and raise carbon prices.
National Natural Science Foundation of China
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Business & Economics
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|EI Accession Number|
Costs ; Emission Control
|ESI Classification Code|
Air Pollution Control:451.2 ; Chemical Products Generally:804 ; Cost And Value Engineering ; Industrial Economics:911
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Cited Times [WOS]:0
|Document Type||Journal Article|
|Department||School of Environmental Science and Engineering|
1.Business School,Jiangsu Normal University,China
2.School of Economics and Management,Harbin Engineering University,China
3.School of Economics and Management,China University of Mining and Technology,China
4.School of Economics and Business Administration,Heilongjiang University,China
5.School of Environmental Science and Engineering,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,518055,China
|Corresponding Author Affilication||School of Environmental Science and Engineering|
Song，Yazhi,Liu，Tiansen,Li，Yin,et al. Paths and policy adjustments for improving carbon-market liquidity in China[J]. ENERGY ECONOMICS,2022,115.
Song，Yazhi,Liu，Tiansen,Li，Yin,Zhu，Yue,&Ye，Bin.(2022).Paths and policy adjustments for improving carbon-market liquidity in China.ENERGY ECONOMICS,115.
Song，Yazhi,et al."Paths and policy adjustments for improving carbon-market liquidity in China".ENERGY ECONOMICS 115(2022).
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