Gilbert E. Metcalf

Tufts University - Department of Economics

Medford, MA 02155

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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1.

Design of a Carbon Tax

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 447, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 254
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Jan 2009
Gilbert E. Metcalf and David A. Weisbach
Tufts University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Law School
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Assessment of U.S. Cap-and-Trade Proposals

NBER Working Paper No. w13176
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 27 Jun 2007
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Tufts University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
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Environmental Taxes and the Double-Dividend Hypothesis: Did You Really Expect Something for Nothing?

NBER Working Paper No. w6199
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Aug 2000
Don Fullerton and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 170 (118,967)
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The Design of a Carbon Tax

Reg-Markets Center Working Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 15 Jan 2009
David A. Weisbach and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Chicago - Law School and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 149 (144,877)
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Federal Tax Policy Towards Energy

NBER Working Paper No. w12568
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Oct 2006
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 146 (163,940)
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Tax Incidence

NBER Working Paper No. w8829
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 08 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Don Fullerton and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 113 (188,572)
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The Incidence of a U.S. Carbon Tax: A Lifetime and Regional Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w13554
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Oct 2007
Kevin A. Hassett, Aparna Mathur and Gilbert E. Metcalf
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 103 (220,256)
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Facilitating Linkage of Heterogeneous Regional, National, and Sub-National Climate Policies Through a Future International Agreement

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, November 2014
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Jan 2015
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Harvard University, Tufts University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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climate change, linkage, policy instruments

Facilitating Linkage of Heterogeneous Regional, National, and Sub-National Climate Policies Through a Future International Agreement

FEEM Working Paper No. 026.2015
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Apr 2015
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Harvard University, Tufts University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Climate Policies, International Agreements

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Designing a Carbon Tax to Reduce U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NBER Working Paper No. w14375
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Is a Value Added Tax Progressive? Annual Versus Lifetime Incidence Measures

NBER Working Paper No. w4387
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Jun 2004
Erik Caspersen and Gilbert E. Metcalf
Independent and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Investment Under Alternative Return Assumptions: Comparing Random Walks and Mean Reversion

NBER Working Paper No. t0175
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Sep 2000
Gilbert E. Metcalf and Kevin A. Hassett
Tufts University - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Downloads 71 (265,346)
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The Distribution of Tax Burdens: An Introduction

NBER Working Paper No. w8978
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Jun 2002
Gilbert E. Metcalf and Don Fullerton
Tufts University - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance
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Energy Conservation in the United States: Understanding its Role in Climate Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w12272
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Jun 2006
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 52 (325,519)
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Does Better Information Lead to Better Choices? Evidence from Energy-Efficiency Labels

USAEE Working Paper No. 14-187
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Nov 2014
Lucas W. Davis and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Energy-Efficiency, Information Provision, Air Conditioning, Energy Demand

Does Better Information Lead to Better Choices? Evidence from Energy-Efficiency Labels

NBER Working Paper No. w20720
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Dec 2014
Lucas W. Davis and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Using Tax Expenditures to Achieve Energy Policy Goals

NBER Working Paper No. w13753
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2013
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Investment with Uncertain Tax Policy: Does Random Tax Policy Discourage Investment?

NBER Working Paper No. w4780
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2010
Kevin A. Hassett and Gilbert E. Metcalf
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 44 (349,720)
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A Tax on Output of the Polluting Industry is Not a Tax on Pollution: the Importance of Hitting the Target

NBER Working Paper No. w7259
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Mar 2000
Don Fullerton, Inkee Hong and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Measuring the Energy Savings from Home Improvement Investments: Evidence from Monthly Billing Data

NBER Working Paper No. w6074
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Feb 1998 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2010
Gilbert E. Metcalf and Kevin A. Hassett
Tufts University - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
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A Distributional Analysis of an Environmental Tax Shift

NBER Working Paper No. w6546
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Apr 1999
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Tax Reform and Environmental Taxation

NBER Working Paper No. w11665
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Dec 2005
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Tax Distortions and Global Climate Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w9136
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Aug 2002
Mustafa Hussein Babiker, Gilbert E. Metcalf and John M. Reilly
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Tufts University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
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Environmental Levies and Distortionary Taxation: Pigou, Taxation, and Pollution

NBER Working Paper No. w7917
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Sep 2000
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Energy Tax Credits and Residential Conservation Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w4020
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 31 May 2001
Kevin A. Hassett and Gilbert E. Metcalf
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Tax Policies for Low-Carbon Technologies

NBER Working Paper No. w15054
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Jun 2009
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Lifecycle vs. Annual Perspectives on the Incidence of a Value Added Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w4619
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Energy Tax Incentives and the Alternative Minimum Tax

NBER Working Paper No. w14110
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
Curtis Carlson and Gilbert E. Metcalf
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Does the Indexing of Government Transfers Make Carbon Pricing Progressive?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3315
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Feb 2011
Don Fullerton, Garth Heutel and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Does the Indexing of Government Transfers Make Carbon Pricing Progressive?

NBER Working Paper No. w16768
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Feb 2011
Don Fullerton, Garth Heutel and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 7 (539,336)

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Analysis of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Tax Proposals

NBER Working Paper No. w13980
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 May 2008 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2013
Tufts University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
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Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy Introduction

NBER Working Paper No. w7648
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 May 2000
Carlo Carraro and Gilbert E. Metcalf
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Environmental Controls, Scarcity Rents, and Pre-Existing Distortions

NBER Working Paper No. w6091
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Dec 1997
Don Fullerton and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Do Tax-Exempt Bonds Really Subsidize Municipal Capital?

NBER Working Paper No. w3835
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Jan 2007
Roger H. Gordon and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Cap and Trade Policies in the Presence of Monopoly and Distortionary Taxation

NBER Working Paper No. w8901
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Apr 2002
Don Fullerton and Gilbert E. Metcalf
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Specification Testing in Panel Data with Instrumental Variables

NBER Working Paper No. t0123
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Jul 2004
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Investment in Energy Infrastructure and the Tax Code

NBER Working Paper No. w15429
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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The Effect of Federal Tax Deductibility on State and Local Taxes and Spending

NBER Working Paper No. w1791
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 19 Mar 2001
Martin S. Feldstein and Gilbert E. Metcalf
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Federal Taxation and the Supply of State Debt

NBER Working Paper No. w3255
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Apr 2007
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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The Role of Federal Taxation in the Supply of Municipal Bonds: Evidence from Municipal Governments

NBER Working Paper No. w3891
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Jan 2008
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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The Consumer Burden of a Carbon Tax on Gasoline

Fuel Taxes and the Poor: The Distributional Effects of Gasoline Taxation and Their Implications for Climate Policy, Thomas Sterner, ed., Resources for the Future Press, 2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Feb 2013
Kevin A. Hassett, Aparna Mathur and Gilbert E. Metcalf
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 17 (311,542)

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carbon tax, gasoline, tax policy, tax burden

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Oligopoly Deregulation in General Equilibrium: A Tax Neutralization Result

NBER Working Paper No. w9416
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Jan 2003
Gilbert E. Metcalf and George Norman
Tufts University - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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The Economics of Energy Security

NBER Working Paper No. w19729
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Dec 2013
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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The Economics of Energy Security

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 155-174, 2014
Posted: 08 Oct 2014
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics

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Tax Exporting, Federal Deductibility, and State Tax Structure

NBER Working Paper No. w3839
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Jul 2007
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing: A General Equilibrium Approach with Micro-Data for Households

NBER Working Paper No. w17087
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 May 2011 Last Revised: 26 May 2014
Sebastian Rausch, Gilbert E. Metcalf and John M. Reilly
ETH Zürich - CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, Tufts University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
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Arbitrage and the Savings Behavior of State Governments

NBER Working Paper No. w3017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Dec 2006
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Oligopoly Deregulation and the Taxation of Commodities

NBER Working Paper No. w9415
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2003
Gilbert E. Metcalf and George Norman
Tufts University - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Using the Tax System to Address Competition Issues with a Carbon Tax

Resources for the Future DP 13-30
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
Downloads 13 (396,620)

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carbon taxes, taxation, tax code, energy-intensive trade-exposed industries

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Distributional Implications of Alternative U.S. Greenhouse Gas Control Measures

NBER Working Paper No. w16053
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Jun 2010
ETH Zürich - CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, Tufts University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Cost Containment in Climate Change Policy: Alternative Approaches to Mitigating Price Volatility

NBER Working Paper No. w15125
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jul 2009
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Cursed Resources? Political Conditions and Oil Market Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w16614
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Dec 2010
Gilbert E. Metcalf and Catherine D. Wolfram
Tufts University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group
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The Lifetime Incidence of State and Local Taxes: Measuring Changes During the 1980s

NBER Working Paper No. w4252
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Aug 2010
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Distributional Impacts in a Comprehensive Climate Policy Package

NBER Working Paper No. w16101
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Jun 2010
Gilbert E. Metcalf, Aparna Mathur and Kevin A. Hassett
Tufts University - Department of Economics, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
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A Comment on the Role of Prices for Excludable Public Goods

NBER Working Paper No. w12535
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Sep 2006
Gilbert E. Metcalf and Jongsang Park
Tufts University - Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Assessing the Federal Deduction for State and Local Tax Payments

NBER Working Paper No. w14023
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 May 2008
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Linking Heterogeneous Climate Policies (Consistent with the Paris Agreement)

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Sep 2017
Michael A. Mehling, Gilbert E. Metcalf and Robert N. Stavins
MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), Tufts University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Climate Change Policy, Paris Agreement, Linkage

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Carbon Tax Competitiveness Concerns: Assessing a Best Practices Carbon Credit

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 17-10
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Wayne B. Gray and Gilbert E. Metcalf
Clark University - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Carbon Tax, Competitiveness, EITE Sectors, Output-Based Carbon Credits

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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
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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The Impact of Removing Tax Preferences for U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Production: Measuring Tax Subsidies by an Equivalent Price Impact Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w22537
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Gilbert E. Metcalf
Tufts University - Department of Economics
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