Found 23 article(s) for author 'Joseph Aldy'

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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