The debate over whether the US should implement a carbon tax is both highly important and highly controversial. Supporters of a carbon tax argue that it would be the most efficient way of addressing climate change and implementing broader fiscal reform, while opponents suggest it would harm the economy and have almost no effect on the climate.

Please join AEI at this event assessing the merits and pitfalls of a US carbon tax. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) will unveil their own carbon tax proposal, and panelists will debate the implications of such a proposal.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017
3:00 – 4:30 PM


American Enterprise Institute, Auditorium

1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036



Veronique de Rugy
Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Myron Ebell
Director of the Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

George Frampton
Co-Founder, Partnership for Responsible Growth

Aparna Mathur
Resident Scholar in Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Adele Morris
Senior Fellow and Policy Director for Climate and Energy Economics, Brookings Institution

Brian Schatz
(D-HI), US Senate

Sheldon Whitehouse
(D-RI), US Senate


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