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Garth Heutel

**EDUCATION PhD., Economics, University of Texas, Austin, TX, May 2007--M.S., Economics, University of Texas, Austin, TX, May 2005--B.S., with highest distinction, Physics and Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2000 **FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION Primary: Environmental and Natural Resources, Public Economics--Secondary: Applied Econometrics, Labor, Economics of Education, Economics of Nonprofit Organizations

There are 8 included publications by Garth Heutel :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Does the Indexing of Government Transfers Make Carbon Pricing Progressive? 2012 38 Whether in the form of a carbon tax or cap-and-trade permit system, climate policy is likely to raise the price of all energy-intensive goods such as electricity, heating fuel, and gasoline. The fraction of income used on these goods falls with incom...
Environmental and Social Service Charities: Private and Public Sources of Funding 2007 383 Public goods provision is a topic of interest both academically and in a policy arena. Left solely to private decision makers, a public good is provided at a less than optimal level. The clear policy solution is government provision of the good....
The General Equilibrium Incidence of Environmental Mandates 2010 471 Pollution regulations affect factor demands, relative returns, production, and output prices. In our model, one sector includes pollution as an input that can be a complement or substitute for labor or capital. For each type of mandate, we find co...
The general equilibrium incidence of environmental taxes 2007 335 We study the distributional effects of a pollution tax in general equilibrium, with general forms of substitution where pollution might be a relative complement or substitute for labor or for capital in production. We find closed form solutions for p...
How should environmental policy respond to business cycles? Optimal policy under persistent productivity shocks 2012 33 How should environmental policy respond to economic fluctuations caused by persistent productivity shocks? This paper answers that question using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium real business cycle model that includes a pollution externality...
Plant Vintages, Grandfathering, and Environmental Policy 2011 29 Environmental regulations that grandfather existing plants, by not holding them to the same strict standards as new plants, may have the unintended consequence of retarding new investment. If new plants are cleaner, then this effect may increase poll...
Testing implications of a tournament model of school district salary schedules 2009 227 Using panel data on the salary schedules of public school teachers and administrators, I look for evidence of a tournament wage structure. A tournament model is presented, where teachers compete for promotion to administrators. Districts can create i...
Who bears the burden of a tax on carbon emissions in Japan? 2007 203 We develop a simple general equilibrium model in the style of Harberger to analyze the distributional effects of the proposed "environment tax" on carbon in Japan. We derive closed-form equations that show how a change in the tax rate affects the eco...