- Environmental Taxation and the Double Dividend (Lawrence Goulder, Stanford, 1994). Seminal articulation of the dual benefits of replacing taxes on income and work with taxes to discourage pollution.
- When Can Carbon Abatement Policies Increase Welfare? The Fundamental Role of Distorted Factor Markets (Ian Parry, Roberton Williams & Lawrence Goulder, Resources for the Future, 1998). General equilibrium modeling demonstrates economic efficiency benefits of pollution taxes with revenue “recycling” to reduce marginal rates of pre-existing distortionary taxes.
- Clean Energy And Jobs: A comprehensive approach to climate change and energy policy (James P. Barrett & J. Andrew Hoerner, Economic Policy Institute, 2002).
- A Proposal for a U.S. Carbon Tax Swap (Gilbert Metcalf, Brookings, 2007).
- Caps vs. Taxes (Kevin Hassett, Steven Hayward, Ken Green, AEI, 2007).
- U.S. Federal Climate Policy and Competitiveness Concerns: The Limits and Options of International Trade Law, Joost Pauwelyn, Duke U., 2007). WTO rules permit “border tax adjustments” (import tariffs) to harmonize domestic carbon taxation. [Updated, March 2012.]
- Smart Taxes: An Open Invitation to Join the Pigou Club (Greg Mankiw, Harvard, 2008).
- Policy Options for Reducing CO2 Emissions (Congressional Budget Office, 2008). “[T]he net benefits (benefits minus costs) of a [carbon] tax could be roughly five times greater than the net benefits of an inflexible cap.”
- CO2 Price Volatility: Consequences and Cures (Brattle Group, January 2009).
On Modeling and Interpreting the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change (Martin Weitzman, Harvard, 2009).
- Addressing Climate Change Without Impairing the US Economy (Robert Shapiro, US Climate Task Force, 2008).
- On The Merits of A Carbon Tax (Ted Gayer, Brookings, Testimony to Senate Env’t & Nat’l Res. Committee, 2009).
- The Design of a Carbon Tax (Gilbert Metcalf & David Weisbach, Harvard Envt’l Law Rev, 2009).
- Carbon taxation – a forgotten climate policy tool? (Global Utmaning [Sweden], 2009)
Carbon Tax and Greenhouse Gas Control: Options for Congress, (Jonathan Ramseur & Larry Parker, Congressional Research Service, 2009). Options for design and implementation of U.S. carbon tax to match emissions reductions from Lieberman-Warner (cap & trade) bill without price volatility, speculation and offsets.
- How Climate Policy Could Address Fiscal Shortfalls (Adele Morris & Ted Gayer, Brookings, 2010).
- A Balanced Plan to Stabilize Public Debt and Promote Economic Growth (William Galston, Brookings & Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, 2010). Recommendations include a broad-based carbon tax with proceeds to reduce payroll taxes and for deficit reduction.
Carbon pricing in Washington (Yoram Bauman, Sightline Institute, 2010). Quantitative economic and climate policy “blueprint” for Carbon Washington revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal.
- Moving U.S. Climate Policy Forward: Are Carbon Taxes the Only Good Alternative? (Ian Parry & Roberton Williams, Resources for the Future, 2011).
- Revising the Social Cost of Carbon, (Frank Ackerman & Elizabeth Stanton, E3 Network, 2011).
- Carbon Taxes, An Opportunity for Conservatives (Irwin Stelzer, Hudson Institute, 2011).
- Fiscal Solutions: A Balanced Plan for Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, Peterson Foundation & American Enterprise Institute, 2011). As part of comprehensive reform, recommends replacing ethanol subsidies and greenhouse gas regulations with a $26/tonne CO2 (and CO2-eq) tax, rising 5.6% annually. (p 25.)
- The Potential Role of a Carbon Tax in U.S. Fiscal Reform (Brookings, 2012)
- Offsetting a Carbon Tax’s Costs on Low-Income Households (CBO, 2012)
- Considering a U.S. Carbon Tax: Frequently Asked Questions (Resources for the Future, 2012)
- Carbon Tax Revenue and the Budget Deficit: A Win-Win-Win Solution? (MIT, August 2012)
- It’s Time for a Carbon Tax (Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, Dec. 10, 2012)
- Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change (IMF, 2012)
- The Many Benefits of A Carbon Tax (Adele Morris, Brookings, 2013)
Carbon Taxes and Corporate Tax Reform (Donald Marron & Eric Toder, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, 2013)
- Reaffirming the Case for a Briskly Rising Carbon Tax (James Handley, Carbon Tax Center, June 2013)
Changing Climate for Carbon Taxes: Who’s Afraid of the WTO? (Jennifer Hillman, German Marshall Fund, Climate Advisors, American Action Forum, July 2013).
- Can Negotiating a Uniform Carbon Price Help to Internalize the Global Warming Externality? (Martin Weitzman, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, January 2014).
- Design of Economic Instruments for Reducing U.S. Carbon Emissions, (Carbon Tax Center, submitted to Senate Finance Committee, January 2014).
- Tax Policy Issues in Designing a Carbon Tax (Donald B. Marron and Eric J. Toder, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, May 2014).
A Carbon Tax in Broader U.S. Fiscal Reform: Design and Distributional Issues, Adele Morris (Brookings) and Aparna Mathur (American Enterprise Institute), C2ES, May 2014.
Temperature impacts on economic growth warrant stringent mitigation policy, Frances C. Moore, Delavane B. Diaz (Nature Climate Change, January 2015). When climate change is allowed to affect economic growth in the DICE Integrated Assessment Model, its estimate of the Social Cost of Carbon may exceed $220/T CO2.
- How to Adopt a Winning Carbon Price — Top Ten Takeaways from Interviews with the Architects of British Columbia’s Carbon Tax (Clean Energy Canada, 2015).
Putting a Price on Carbon: A Handbook for U.S. Policymakers, Kevin Kennedy, Michael Obeiter, Noah Kaufman (World Resources Institute, April 2015).
Energy Subsidy Reform, Lessons and Implications (International Monetary Fund, May 2015).
Taxing Carbon: What, Why, and How, by Donald Marron, Eric Toder, and Lydia Austin, (Tax Policy Center, June 2015).
Global Carbon Pricing: We Will If You Will (September 2015). E-book compilation of eight papers by David J. C. MacKay, Richard Cooper, Joseph Stiglitz, William Nordhaus, Martin L. Weitzman, Christian Gollier & Jean Tirole, Stéphane Dion & Éloi Laurent, Peter Cramton, Axel Ockenfels & Steven Stoft. The authors, from a variety of viewpoints and disciplines, conclude that negotiating an explicit global price on carbon pollution would help unlock global climate negotiations by aligning national self-interest with the global goal of rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
After Paris: Fiscal, Macroeconomic, and Financial Implications of Climate Change (IMF discussion draft, January 2016).