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An Inside Look at the Soap Opera of Carbon Pricing

  • Location:  USD Beacom School of Business Room 133 or Zoom

  • Time:  3:30-4:30pm

  • Description: Betrayal. Deceit. Ambition. Hope. Oil companies. Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist”, has studied and advocated for pocketbook-friendly carbon tax policies for almost twenty years. He will dish the dirt about the theory and practice of state-level carbon pricing, focusing not only on blue states like Washington State (where the drama includes two failed carbon tax ballot measures and a cap-and-trade bill, recently passed by the state legislature, that voters may repeal this November) but also on red states like Utah and South Dakota, where hope springs eternal for pocketbook-friendly bipartisan approaches to climate action. Come learn why economists love carbon pricing so much, and one man’s views on whether that love is doomed to exist only in textbooks.

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