A flawed cost/benefit study of a greener California - an LA Times Op-Ed by IoE Professor Matt Kahn
Institute of the Environment Professor Matt Kahn comments on an incorrect analysis of AB 32, California's global warming solution law, in an LA Times Op-Ed.
The stakes are huge when it comes to regulating the use of fossil fuels in California. We need serious, credible analyses in order to understand the economic effects of new laws and proposed legislation. Unfortunately, in California, one highly flawed estimate of costs to consumers and small businesses is distorting the debate.
To read the full article in the Los Angeles Times by Matt Kahn and James L. Sweeney click here.
Matthew Kahn, an environmental economist with the UCLA Institute of the Environment, writes and comments frequently on issues related to environmental policy, including the costs and benefits of environmental regulation and the relationship between consumer and institutional behavior and environmentalism.
Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010