CGEP Director Jason Bordoff and CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman describe the major design decisions associated with a federal carbon tax and their implications on US energy markets, emissions, and the economy.
CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman compares the major design elements of the proposed Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act to three other prominent proposals of 2018. He also examines the policy’s likely impacts on emissions, energy markets and the economy using analyses of other federal carbon tax scenarios.
CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman examines four concerns that carbon tax supporters have raised with the design of Initiative 1631 in Washington state. For each, he highlights the consensus of economists on how a carbon tax should be designed (in theory) and compares those recommendations to the details of Initiative 1631.