Policy Design and Evaluation
Policymakers use a variety of methods, or instruments, to achieve certain goals. RFF experts evaluate the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of those instruments, and often identify novel approaches for policy design and implementation that help balance economic and environmental impacts.
Journal Article — May 21, 2019
Impacts of a Carbon Tax across Us Household Income Groups: What Are the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Offs?
This paper assesses the impacts across US household income groups of carbon taxes of various designs.
Report — May 21, 2019
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste
A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Reducing Food Loss and Waste
Report — May 15, 2019
State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity
Thirteen states have (or are on the verge of having) carbon pricing implemented as cap and trade. New modeling examines the expansion of carbon pricing in the electricity sector in six additional states. We find low costs and significant opportunity.
Workshops & Seminars — Mar 2, 2018
Book Launch: "Confronting the Climate Challenge: US Policy Options"
This new book presents a unique framework for evaluating the impacts of a range of climate policy options in the United States, for both the economy overall and particular household groups, industries, and regions.
Workshops & Seminars — Oct 21, 2015
The Real Outcomes of Federal Environmental Regulations: Lessons from the Performance Data
Experts at this forum discussed valuable lessons for the development of new regulations, especially related to market-based instruments, new technologies, coordination of federal and state activities, and more.
Workshops & Seminars — Feb 27, 2013
Comprehensive Tax Reform and Climate Policy
Resources for the Future’s Center for Climate and Electricity Policy and the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund convened a panel of leading economic experts in fiscal and environmental policy to discuss the role a carbon tax might play in coming debates about how to reform the US tax code.
Press Release — May 21, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on How the Trump Administration’s ACE Rule Affects Emissions
Press Release — May 14, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on New Mexico's Path to a Low-Carbon Economy
Press Release — Apr 16, 2019