The Incidence of a U.S. Carbon Tax: A Lifetime and Regional Analysis

Author
Aparna Mathur, Kevin A. Hassett, Gilbert E. Metcalf
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Abstract
This paper measures the direct and indirect incidence of a carbon tax using current income and two measures of lifetime income to rank households. Our results suggest that carbon taxes are more regressive when annual income is used as a measure of economic welfare than when proxies for lifetime income are used.
Topic
Economics, Environment, Markets
Political Geography
United States