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Jon Strand

Jon Strand is a Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank is Washington, D.C., and Professor of Economics at the University of Oslo.

Titles by This Editor

Edited by Jon Strand

Government subsidies to energy are widespread and represent a heavy burden on public budgets in many countries. Both producers and consumers may be subsidized; the most common subsidies are for motor fuel consumption and electricity production and consumption. The subsidies to consumers often prove particularly harmful because they result in increased energy consumption, increased carbon emissions, and distortionary effects on consumer behavior.