The Political Economy of Climate Change Legislation: An Economist's Perspective

Kahn, Matthew E

from ARE Update Vol. 14, No. 1, September/October, 2010 SPECIAL ISSUE - California's Climate Change Policy: The Economic and Environmental Impacts of AB 32

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Abstract

Credible efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will help to reduce the impacts of climate change on our quality of life. While many agree about the benefits of such efforts, the world's leading economies have been slow to take significant action. This paper reports on new research investigating why legislation to combat climate change has not been enacted.

Keywords

AB 32, climate change policy, climate change legislation

Citation

Kahn, Matthew E. "The Political Economy of Climate Change Legislation: An Economist's Perspective." ARE Update 14(1)(2010):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2010/14/1/the-political-economy-of/