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 will be joining the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan from October 1, 2019.
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Environmental Taxes and Productivity: Lessons from Canadian Manufacturing
Note: Draft will be updated frequently (Last updated on January 10).
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
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: April 15, 2019
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Department of Economics
University of Calgary
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Dr. M. Scott Taylor
Dr. Kenneth J. McKenzie
Dr. Jared C. Carbone
Dr. Stefan Staubli