BLOG: One Solution to Two Problems: Solving Federal Debt and the Climate Problem through a Human-Oriented Carbon Tax

By Shreyansh Budhia, The George Washington University

Carbon taxes, or the taxation of greenhouse gas emissions, have been touted as a solution to rein in both climate change and the ballooning U.S. national debt. Carbon tax proposals also maintain many free market principles and have found support even among some fiscal conservatives. Continue reading BLOG: One Solution to Two Problems: Solving Federal Debt and the Climate Problem through a Human-Oriented Carbon Tax

Does Protest Turnout Affect Regulatory Policy?: Anti-Nuclear Energy Protests During the 1970s-90s

By James Sanders, Christopher Dann, Irene Kyoung, Rafae Qazi, Jintao Zhu, and Yihan Zhu, London School of Economics and Bowdoin College

Our research aims to quantify the impact of protest turnout on legislative change. Specifically, we formulate a two-period model to explain the behaviour of legislators when faced with a variety of protest turnouts and preferences of the median voter. Continue reading Does Protest Turnout Affect Regulatory Policy?: Anti-Nuclear Energy Protests During the 1970s-90s

The Effect of Global Crude Oil Prices on Malaysia’s GDP and Trade

By Kah Heng Lua, University of Manchester

This study employs a time-series approach to determine the effects of changes in the global West Texas Intermediate and Dubai Fateh crude oil price benchmarks on Malaysia‚Äôs GDP and trade. The results indicate that effects from developments in global crude oil prices exist only in the short-run. Continue reading The Effect of Global Crude Oil Prices on Malaysia’s GDP and Trade