Past Seminar

How Pricing Carbon Impacts Low-Income Households

Sep 22, 2015 1616 P St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036 Video

About the Event

A light lunch will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m.

Pricing carbon emissions via a tax or tradable credits policy will increase the price of electricity, gasoline, and goods that rely on fossil fuels. Depending on how the resulting revenue is used, these significant price changes could disproportionately impact lower-income households. 

At this RFF seminar, RFF’s Roberton Williams will present an analysis of the impact of carbon pricing policies across income groups. Chad Stone of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will share new research on how to design and implement policy options that protect the most vulnerable households. Aparna Mathur of the American Enterprise Institute and Adele Morris of The Brookings Institution will provide comments on the two presentations, and all speakers will participate in a panel discussion on how climate policies may impact low-income households more broadly.

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  • Raymond J. Kopp, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, RFF Center for Energy and Climate Economics, Resources for the Future
  • Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Adele Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project, Brookings Institution
  • Chad Stone, Chief Economist, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Roberton C. Williams III, Senior Fellow and Director, Academic Programs, Resources for the Future