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A Proposal for a US Carbon Tax Swap

A Proposal for a US Carbon Tax SwapVideo of Tufts economist Gilbert Metcalf's Feb. 6 talk on his plan for a revenue-neutral carbon tax is now available.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [02.12.08] On Feb. 6, Tufts Professor of Economics Gilbert Metcalf presented a talk entitled "A Proposal for a US Carbon Tax Swap: An Equitable Tax Reform to Address Global Climate Change" as part of the monthly Energy and Climate Forum series.

Congress has debated legislation based on Metcalf's research into a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. The tax would be tied to a reduction in the payroll tax, thus making it revenue-neutral. (Read Metcalf's paper on this proposal.)

Watch video: Windows Media | Real Player (57:33)

(Video by Tufts Educational Media Center)

The Energy and Climate Forum is sponsored by the Tufts Department of Economics, the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), and The Fletcher School's Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP).

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