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Can We Price Carbon?

Barry G. Rabe


Economists have argued for decades that the best way to address climate change is by placing a price on the carbon content of fossil fuels. But governments in North America and beyond have struggled mightily in trying to surmount political hurdles and translate this compelling idea into policy that can be adopted and operated efficiently. This book examines the past two decades of political experience in trying to launch carbon taxes or cap-and-trade systems, placing primary focus on the United States and Canada but also considering efforts from Europe and Asia. It considers the many political ... More

Keywords: carbon, pricing, tax, excise, cap-and-trade, climate, energy, environment, policy, regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780262037952
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262037952.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry G. Rabe, author
University of Michigan