I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Economics, University of Calgary. My primary fields of interest are Environmental Economics, Public Economics, and Applied Microeconomics.
I am on the job market this (2018-2019) year. I will be available for interviews at the CEEE meeting in Toronto and the ASSA meeting in Atlanta.
Job Market Paper
Environmental Taxes and Productivity: Lessons from Canadian Manufacturing
Note: Draft will be updated frequently (Last updated on December 15).
This paper investigates how an environmental tax affects manufacturing total factor productivity (TFP) by focusing on British Columbia's revenue-neutral carbon tax. I develop a new hypothesis, "Productivity Dividend Hypothesis," to show that an environmental tax can positively affect productivity by recycling tax revenues to reduce corporate income tax. By incorporating abatement investment into the TFP residual model, I demonstrate the revenue-recycling increase abatement investment, thus enhancing productivity. I empirically test this hypothesis using detailed confidential plant-level data and find that the carbon tax lowers productivity, although this is slightly offset by the revenue-recycling.
"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
Please visit Research page of my website for more.
Japanese version of my website (日本語ページはこちらへ）
Last updated: December 15, 2018
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Department of Economics
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Dr. M. Scott Taylor
Dr. Kenneth J. McKenzie
Dr. Jared C. Carbone
Dr. Stefan Staubli