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How Strong is the Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax?

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How Strong is the Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax?

How Strong is the Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
AEI
1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

In the debate over anthropogenic climate change, one important difference has emerged among self-described economic and political conservatives: Would a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, whether imposed by the US alone or by international agreement, further the goals of environmental improvement and enhanced economic growth? This debate has become more prominent recently, with formal proposals for such a tax presented in both detailed policy papers and proposed legislation.

Join AEI for a discussion on this important issue. The panel will offer sharply contrasting views, with the larger goal of moving the climate policy debate forward in a rigorous fashion.


WHEN:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 PM

WHERE:

AEI, Auditorium
1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20036

WHO:

Speakers:

Benjamin Zycher
Resident Scholar, AEI

Irwin Stelzer
Senior Fellow & Director, Hudson Institute's economic policy studies group

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President, American Action Forum

Marlo Lewis, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Roger Sant
Cofounder & Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation

AGENDA:

3:15 PM
Registration

3:30 PM
Introduction:
Roger Sant, Summit Foundation

3:35 PM
Presentation:
Benjamin Zycher, AEI

3:55 PM
Presentation:
Irwin M. Stelzer, Hudson Institute

4:15pm
Panel discussion

Participants:
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum
Marlo Lewis, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Moderator:
Roger Sant, Summit Foundation

4:45 PM
Q&A

5:00 PM
Adjournment