Found 24 article(s) for author 'Joseph Aldy'

Risk Regulation Lessons from Mad Cows

Risk Regulation Lessons from Mad Cows. Joseph Aldy, December 2013, Paper. “Risk Regulation Lesson from Mad Cows analyses and compares the policy responses in the U.K. and U.S. to the mad cow disease crisis. The article concludes with a series of ten public policy lessons for dealing with similar emerging risks. This monograph draws a number of lessons from the mad cow experience regarding how one should regulate invasive species risks and deal with dimly understood but potentially serious risks to large populations…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 2014

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The Case for a U.S. Carbon Tax

The Case for a U.S. Carbon Tax. Joseph Aldy, February, 2013, Opinion (starts on p.13). “Every aspect of economic activity affects greenhouse gas emissions and, hence, the global climate. Since individualsand businesses bear virtually no cost for emitting greenhouse gasses in the absence of public policy, and thus have no incentive to reduce these emissions, the government has a strong case for climate change policy…” Link verified June 19, 2014

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A Preliminary Assessment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Clean Energy Package.

A Preliminary Assessment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Clean Energy Package. Joseph Aldy, Winter 2013, Paper. “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included more than $90 billion in strategic clean energy investments intended to promote job creation and deployment of low-carbon technologies. In terms of spending, the clean energy package has been described as the nation’s “biggest energy bill in history.” This article provides a preliminary assessment of the Recovery Act’s clean energy package through a review of the act’s rationale, design, and implementation…” Link verified June 19, 2014

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The Employment and Competitiveness Impacts of Power-Sector Regulations

The Employment and Competitiveness Impacts of Power-Sector Regulations. Joseph Aldy, 2012, Book or Book Chapter. “Book abstract: As millions of Americans struggle to find work in the wake of the Great Recession, politicians from both parties look to regulation in search of an economic cure. Some claim that burdensome regulations undermine private sector competitiveness and job growth, while others argue that tough new regulations actually create jobs at the same time that they provide other benefits. Does Regulation Kill Jobs? reveals the complex reality of regulation that supports neither partisan view…” Link verified June 19, 2014

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