Many experts agree that taxing carbon to regulate emissions is the most economically efficient approach to achieve reductions and meet environmental goals. RFF research on carbon pricing examines the potential impacts on different regions and populations as well as on employment, assesses options for revenue use, and more.
Working Paper — Aug 14, 2019
Jobs and Environmental Regulation
Drawing from both our own recent work and the broader economic literature, we attempt to identify what we know and what we don’t know about the politically important question on the relationship between environmental regulations and jobs.
Explainer — Jun 6, 2019
Carbon Pricing 101
An introduction to carbon pricing, including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs, the benefits and design of pricing policies, and applications around the globe.
Working Paper — May 30, 2019
Addressing the Urgency of More Stringent Climate Change Policy
This paper highlights scientific findings and features of the climate system that, together, suggest that the need for stronger policy action to mitigate emissions of carbon dioxide is urgent. It identifies four ways that economists can address this urgency—and the associated costs of delay—in assessing climate policy alternatives.
RFF Live — Sep 20, 2019
The Future of Carbon Pricing: Examining 2019's New Proposals
This event will provide an important grounding for understanding the nuances of the many carbon pricing plans introduced so far this year.
RFF Live — Mar 28, 2019
Putting a Price on Carbon, with Sen. Van Hollen and Rep. Beyer
Unpacking elements of the proposed cap and dividend legislation and the landscape for a carbon pricing policy
RFF Live — Mar 6, 2019
The Future of Carbon Pricing
Opportunities and challenges facing carbon pricing during the next few years, and lessons learned from carbon pricing around the world.
Media Highlight — Sep 4, 2019
"Climate Town Hall: Several Democratic Candidates Embrace a Carbon Tax"
RFF President Richard G. Newell is quoted in a New York Times article on how different 2020 presidential candidates view a price on carbon.
Press Release — Aug 14, 2019
New Research from Hafstead and Williams on Jobs and Environmental Regulations
Marc Hafstead and Roberton Williams reveal six key takeaways from recent research on jobs and environmental regulations..
Press Release — Aug 5, 2019
RFF Economist Models 2019 Carbon Tax Proposals
Marc Hafstead reviews the carbon tax bills that have been introduced in Congress this year.