Carbon Geography: The Political Economy of Congressional Support for Legislation Intended to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Production

@article{Cragg2009CarbonGT,
  title={Carbon Geography: The Political Economy of Congressional Support for Legislation Intended to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Production},
  author={M. Cragg and Yuyu Zhou and K. Gurney and Matthew Kahn},
  journal={ERN: Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes \& Subsidies (Topic)},
  year={2009}
}
  • M. Cragg, Yuyu Zhou, +1 author Matthew Kahn
  • Published 2009
  • Economics, Geography
  • ERN: Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes & Subsidies (Topic)
Stringent regulation for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions will impose different costs across geographical regions. Low-carbon, environmentalist states, such as California, would bear less of the incidence of such regulation than high-carbon Midwestern states. Such anticipated costs are likely to influence Congressional voting patterns. This paper uses several geographical data sets to document that conservative, poor areas have higher per-capita carbon emissions than liberal, richer areas… Expand
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