I will be joining the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan from October 1, 2019 as an assistant professor.
My primary fields of interest are Environmental Economics, Public Economics, and Applied Microeconomics.
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Environmental Taxes and Productivity: Lessons from Canadian Manufacturing
Note: Newer draft is coming soon.
This paper investigates how environmental taxes affect manufacturing productivity by examining British Columbia's revenue-neutral carbon tax. I develop a new hypothesis, "Productivity Dividend Hypothesis," to show that environmental taxes can positively affect productivity by recycling tax revenues to reduce corporate income taxes. This particular revenue-recycling increases investments and could raise productivity more than environmental taxes lower productivity by diverting resources from production. I empirically test this hypothesis using detailed confidential plant-level data. I find that the carbon tax lowers productivity, although this is slightly offset by the revenue-recycling. For some plants, the policy led to a net gain in productivity.
"Jobs and Climate Policy: Evidence from British Columbia's Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax,"
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 83 (2017) pp. 197-216.
"Comparing Applied General Equilibrium and Econometric Estimates of the Effect of an Environmental Policy Shock" with Jared C. Carbone, Nicholas Rivers, and Hidemichi Yonezawa
Revise & Resubmit at Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
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Last updated: May 18, 2019