James H. Stock is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and member of the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He received a MS in statistics and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research areas are empirical macroeconomics, monetary policy, econometric methods, and energy and environmental policy. He is Co-Editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and is a coauthor with Mark Watson of a leading introductory econometrics textbook and is a member of various professional boards. He previously served as Managing Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics from 1992-2003, as Chair of the Harvard Economics Department from 2007-2009, as Co-Editor of Econometrica from 2009-2012, and as Member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2013-2014.
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Working Paper — Aug 27, 2020
The Macroeconomic Impact of Europe's Carbon Taxes
By analyzing carbon taxes in European countries, a new RFF working paper finds that carbon taxes do not harm key economic factors—and could efficiently reduce emissions in the United States.
Resources Magazine — Oct 22, 2020
Carbon Taxes Do Not Harm Jobs or Economic Growth
Results from two recent analyses suggest that implementing a carbon tax has no discernible detrimental effects on employment and GDP growth.