Roberton C. Williams

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Professor

Symmons Hall, Rm 2200

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742-5535

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://www.nber.org/cgi-bin/familyinfo.pl?a=a&user=roberton_williams

Resources for the Future

Senior Fellow and Director of Academic Affairs

1616 P Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax Across Income Groups

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 14-24
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Dec 2014
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Resources for the Future, Resources for the Future, University of Calgary - Department of Economics and Resources for the Future
Downloads 232 (128,903)

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carbon tax, distribution, incidence, tax swap, income quintiles, climate change

The Usual Excess-Burden Approximation Usually Doesn't Come Close

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Mar 1999
Lawrence H. Goulder and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Downloads 191 (154,905)
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The Usual Excess-Burden Approximation Usually Doesn't Come Close

NBER Working Paper No. w7034
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Lawrence H. Goulder and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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When Can Carbon Abatement Policies Increase Welfare? The Fundamental Role of Distorted Factor Markets

Discussion Paper 97-18
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 28 Oct 1997
Ian W. H. Parry, Roberton C. Williams and Lawrence H. Goulder
Resources for the Future, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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When Can Carbon Abatement Policies Increase Welfare? The Fundamental Role of Distorted Factor Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w5967
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Oct 1997 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Ian W. H. Parry, Roberton C. Williams and Lawrence H. Goulder
Resources for the Future, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Moving U.S. Climate Policy Forward: Are Carbon Taxes the Only Good Alternative?

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 11-02
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Feb 2011
Ian W. H. Parry and Roberton C. Williams
Resources for the Future and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Carbon Tax, Cap-and-Trade, Cost-Effectiveness, Distortionary Taxes, Revenue Recycling

Revisiting the Cost of Protectionism: The Role of Tax Distortions in the Labor Market

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Feb 1998
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Revisiting the Cost of Protectionism: The Role of Tax Distortions in the Labor Market

Journal of International Economics
Posted: 01 May 1998
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

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Empirical Estimates for Environmental Policy Making in a Second-Best Setting

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Feb 2004
Sarah E. West and Roberton C. Williams
Macalester College Dept. of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Second-best environmental taxes, optimal taxes, demand system

Empirical Estimates for Environmental Policy Making in a Second-Best Setting

NBER Working Paper No. w10330
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Mar 2004
Sarah E. West and Roberton C. Williams
Macalester College Dept. of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax Across US States

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 14-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Dec 2014
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Resources for the Future, Resources for the Future, University of Calgary - Department of Economics and Resources for the Future
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carbon tax, distribution, incidence, tax swap, states, geography, climate change

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Environmental Taxation

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 16-24
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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environmental tax, green tax, carbon tax, gasoline tax, emissions pricing

Environmental Taxation

NBER Working Paper No. w22303
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Jun 2016
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies

NBER Working Paper No. w11438
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2014
Ian W. H. Parry, Hilary Sigman, Margaret Walls and Roberton C. Williams
Resources for the Future, Rutgers University - Department of Economics, Resources for the Future - Quality of the Environment Division and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Downloads 57 (357,734)
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The Choice of Discount Rate for Climate Change Policy Evaluation

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 12-43
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Lawrence H. Goulder and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Downloads 51 (382,695)
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climate change, discounting, discount rate

The Choice of Discount Rate for Climate Change Policy Evaluation

NBER Working Paper No. w18301
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Lawrence H. Goulder and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Prices vs. Quantities vs. Tradable Quantities

NBER Working Paper No. w9283
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Oct 2002
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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General Equilibrium Impacts of a Federal Clean Energy Standard

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 14-02
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 May 2014
Lawrence H. Goulder, Marc A. C. Hafstead and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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clean energy standard, intensity standard, emissions pricing, climate

General Equilibrium Impacts of a Federal Clean Energy Standard

NBER Working Paper No. w19847
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
Lawrence H. Goulder, Marc A. C. Hafstead and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Instruments for Environmental Protection in a Second-Best Setting

NBER Working Paper No. w6464
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2010
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Resources for the Future, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Resources for the Future
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The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Instruments for Environmental Protection in a Second-Best Setting

Posted: 23 Mar 1998
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Resources for the Future, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Resources for the Future

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Instruments for Environmental Protection in a Second-Best Setting

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 71, 1999
Posted: 27 Jan 2000
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Resources for the Future, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Resources for the Future

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Estimates from a Consumer Demand System: Implications for the Incidence of Environmental Taxes

NBER Working Paper No. w9152
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2014
Sarah E. West and Roberton C. Williams
Macalester College Dept. of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Downloads 38 (422,769)
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Adding Quantity Certainty to a Carbon Tax

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 16-43
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Oct 2016
Marc A. C. Hafstead, Gilbert E. Metcalf and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University, Tufts University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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carbon tax, emissions uncertainty, climate

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A Simple Model of Optimal Hate Crime Legislation

NBER Working Paper No. w10463
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 May 2004 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2010
Li Gan, Roberton C. Williams and Thomas Wiseman
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics
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What are the Costs of Meeting Distributional Objectives in Designing Domestic Climate Policy?

Resources for the Future DP 10-51
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Nov 2010
Ian W. H. Parry and Roberton C. Williams
Resources for the Future and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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cap-and-trade, welfare cost, distributional incidence, revenue recycling

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Environmental Tax Interactions When Pollution Affects Health or Productivity

NBER Working Paper No. w8049
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2014
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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A Microsimulation Model of the Distributional Impacts of Climate Policies

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 14-40
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Jun 2015
Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw and Roberton C. Williams
Resources for the Future, Resources for the Future and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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carbon price, carbon tax, emissions tax, cap and trade, distributional effects, equity, efficiency, incidence

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Health Effects in a Model of Second-Best Environmental Taxation or Reconsidering "Reconsidering the Tax-Interaction Effect"

NBER Working Paper No. w8048
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2014
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Growing State-Federal Conflicts in Environmental Policy: The Role of Market-Based Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w16184
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2010
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Unemployment and Environmental Regulation in General Equilibrium

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 15-11
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Marc A. C. Hafstead and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Unemployment, Environmental Regulation, Emissions Pricing, Climate, Environmental Tax, Intensity Standard

Unemployment and Environmental Regulation in General Equilibrium

NBER Working Paper No. w22269
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 May 2016
Marc A. C. Hafstead and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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What are the Costs of Meeting Distributional Objectives for Climate Policy?

NBER Working Paper No. w16486
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Oct 2010
Ian W. H. Parry and Roberton C. Williams
Resources for the Future and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Setting the Initial Time-Profile of Climate Policy: The Economics of Environmental Policy Phase-Ins

NBER Working Paper No. w16120
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2010
Roberton C. Williams
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Environmental Policy, Full-Employment Models, and Employment: A Critical Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w24505
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Apr 2018
Marc Hafstead, Roberton C. Williams and Yunguang Chen
Resources for the Future, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Resources for the Future
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The Substantial Bias from Ignoring General Equilibrium Effects in Estimating Excess Burden, and a Practical Solution

Journal of Political Economy, August 2003
Posted: 21 Apr 2003
Lawrence H. Goulder and Roberton C. Williams
Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

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excess burden, Harberger triangle, general equilibrium efficiency analysis, excess burden approximation