March 18, 2021
An explainer on some of the natural experiments economists have used to better quantify the costs air pollution imposes.
The environmental impact of human activity does not often not factor into the prices of goods and services we buy. But it can impose measurable costs. Our articles explore the economic rationale for government intervention in environmental policy; the costs and benefits of environmental regulation; energy policy; the financial and economic issues raised by climate-related disasters; and equity issues related to the environment.
October 8, 2020
Research suggests that extreme heat is disruptive for learning and contributes to gaps in educational achievement both across as well as within countries.
September 10, 2020
A well-designed carbon tax could enhance tax progressivity and environmental justice and contribute to hitting environmental goals for emissions reductions.
February 13, 2020
Gilbert Metcalf (Tufts) and Michael Klein (EconoFact) discuss new research which shows that a carbon tax is likely to impact owners of capital more than workers.
December 9, 2019
Michael Klein (EconoFact) and Gilbert Metcalf (Tufts) highlight that curbing greenhouse gas emissions does not have to come at the cost of economic growth.