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Carbon taxes in the news

posted Mar 3, 2016, 10:46 AM by Joel Wood
Over the past few days there have been a few news article focused on carbon taxes. With the First Ministers meeting in Vancouver today to discuss pan-Canadian carbon pricing. it is great that the evidence on carbon taxes is getting so much print space.

This article in the New York Times highlights a paper on the BC carbon tax by economists Nic Rivers and Brian Murray.

Economist Trevor Tombe also makes the case in the Financial Post for a revenue neutral carbon tax: the cheapest way to cut carbon emissions. 

The external examiner for my PhD thesis, Joel Bruneau, is quoted in this article in the Financial Post disputing some of the questionable claims by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall about carbon pricing.

And I had a commentary in the Vancouver Sun arguing that the BC carbon tax should be returned to being truly revenue neutral.

On the U.S. front, Resources for the Future (probably the best think tank in the world; their researchers regularly publish in top economics journals) had a seminar contrasting carbon taxes and cap and trade, they have also launched a twitter account solely focused on carbon taxes @RFFCarbonTax