The CALS community is invited to attend an upcoming talk about the economics of carbon taxes co-sponsored by the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) program. Details are below:
Dr. Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist” will be presenting a seminar on Carbon Taxes and the I-732 campaign in Washington State. Bauman founded CarbonWA, a non-profit meant to create bi-partisan support for a revenue-neutral carbon tax in Washington State (I-732). The initiative became heavily politicized with environmental groups uniting against the policy, and it ultimately failed. Check out Vox.com’s article for a detailed account of the issue. Bauman will discuss the economics of carbon taxes and share lessons learned from the I-732 campaign.
The seminar will be held Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in room 1111 of the UW Biotechnology Center. The event is sponsored by REDA, the Wisconsin Energy Institute and the EAP program.This entry was posted in Events and tagged agricultural and applied economics by Ben. Bookmark the permalink.