Weston: The Politics of Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing in the form of carbon taxes or cap-and-trade has been broadly embraced by economists for decades as the best policy option for mitigating the threat of climate change. But carbon pricing has struggled politically in the United States and abroad. It remains among the least likely climate policies to be adopted and among the most likely to be reversed if approved. The talk will examine political challenges across each stage of the policy life-cycle, considering both the impediments to carbon pricing but also key design elements of the more successful and durable policies to date.

Presented by:
Barry Rabe
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan

Coffee, tea and cookies outside the hall at 4:00-4:15 p.m.

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1153 Mechanical Engineering
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI