Climate Policy

Today’s climate challenge requires policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and to prepare populations and infrastructure for the impacts of climate change through adaptation.

The goal of our studies in this area is to ensure that any proposed policy is realistic and without unintended consequences. Toward that end, our research aims to delineate the economic and climatic impacts of different policy decisions.

In an effort to inform decision-makers about the benefits and costs of different approaches, we are continuing to study carbon taxes, regulations and cap-and-trade systems in the U.S., Europe and China, and expanding our coverage to other regions such as Africa, South America and Asia.

To learn more about our research in this area, please contact the Joint Program

Publications

Journal Article
Gillingham, K., W. Nordhaus, D. Anthoff, G. Blanford, V. Bosetti, P. Christensen, H. McJeon and J. Reilly (2018). Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 5(4), 791-826. (doi: 10.1086/698910)
Journal Article
Karplus, V.J. and X. Zhang (2018). Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, 6(2): 73–86 (doi:10.5547/2160-5890.6.1.vkar)
Journal Article
Kat, B., S. Paltsev and M. Yuan (2018). Energy Policy, 122(November): 84-96 (doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.07.030)

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Research Projects

People

Administration, Faculty
MIT Energy Initiative; Joint Program
Administration, Faculty
Sloan; Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program; MIT Energy Initiative
Faculty
Economics; CEEPR
Collaborators
Joint Program
Faculty
Sloan; Joint Program
Faculty, Alumni
Sloan; Joint Program
Research staff, Alumni
Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program; MITEI