Earth Institute Research Projects

Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax

Lead PI: Joseph Rosenberg, Eric Toder, Chenxi Lu

Unit Affiliation: Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP)

July 2018 - Ongoing
North America ; United States
Project Type: Research Outreach

DESCRIPTION: A federal carbon tax in the United States would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate significant new revenue for the federal government. In this study, part of the Carbon Tax Research Initiative led by Columbia University’s SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC) estimates the effects of various potential carbon taxes on the tax burdens of US households across the income distribution.