Scrapping subsidies during the Global Crisis – Evidence from Europe

Nina Leheyda, Frank Verboven, 5 December 2013



Many governments around the world have introduced scrapping schemes during the last financial and economic crisis. In Europe, they were especially popular during the year 2009. Governments aimed to counteract the sharply declining demand for cars, while at the same time promoting cleaner cars with lower CO2 emissions.

Topics: Environment
Tags: Cash for clunkers, Europe, global crisis, scrapping subsidies

International trade in used vehicles as an “alternative” cash for clunkers programme: Evidence from NAFTA

Lucas W. Davis, Matthew E. Kahn, 18 August 2009



The US “cash for clunkers” programme is enjoying widespread Congressional support. Billions of dollars are being allocated to pay owners of old, fuel-guzzling “clunkers” cash to trade up and purchase a new vehicle.

Topics: Environment, International trade
Tags: Cash for clunkers, NAFTA, trade in used vehicles

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