Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, faculty director
Consider a recent poll of a panel of economists conducted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where I teach… [Forty-one] economists in [a poll conducted by the] University of Chicago … were asked whether they agreed with this statement: ‘A tax on the carbon content of fuels would be a less expensive way to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions than would a collection of policies such ...See More
Congress should consider an appro- priate price on pollution from power production to level the playing field; create consistent market pull; and ex- pand research, development, and commercialization of increasingly clean energy resources and technologies.
Thomas D Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, former chief economist IMF, Int
As for the US, a sharp hike in energy taxes on gasoline and other fossil fuels would not only help improve the government’s balance sheet, but it would also be a way to start addressing global warming.
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First, there needs to be a national tax on carbon emissions. This policy has nearly across-the-board support from environmental and business groups, including Exxon, as a way to put a transparent cost on the collective harm of carbon emissions and create a market incentive for cleaner energy sources.