Janet E. Milne

Articles by Janet E. Milne

30 October 2008

We shouldn't assume that carbon taxes are less feasible than cap-and-trade

We're developing a good list of criteria for assessing the pros and cons--environmental effectiveness, the relative risks of bad design, costs, simplicity, political feasibility, and implications for an international regime.

7 October 2008

A carbon tax may look better when considering the current economic climate

We seem to have fairly broad agreement that carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs share similarities, and as David Weisbach and Ken Richards suggest, each is worth its salt only if it's well designed. And I assume we agree that price matters.

5 September 2008

The case for carbon taxes: Simple is better

In today's climate change debate, carbon taxes lurk as a sleeper option compared to the cap-and-trade legislation pending in Congress.