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Carbon Tax and Shift: How to make it work for Oregon's Economy.
Northwest Economic Research Center Publications and Reports
  • Jenny H. Liu, Portland State University
  • Jeff Renfro, Portland State University
  • Janai Kessi, Portland State University
  • Hudson Munoz, Portland State University
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  • Economic indicators -- Analysis,
  • Economic conditions -- Oregon
This study analyzes a carbon tax and tax shift in Oregon as a means of reducing market inefficiencies by placing a meaningful price on carbon emissions. This study shows that a carbon tax can reduce distortionary income taxes, and provide new revenue opportunities for Oregon. By taxing carbon emissions and reducing Corporate and Personal Income tax rates, Oregon can reduce the negative incentives created by income taxes while generating revenue and reducing carbon emissions. The report shows that putting a price on carbon in Oregon can result in reductions in harmful emissions and have positive impacts on the economy.
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Portland State University. College of Urban and Public Affairs. Northwest Economic Research Center
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Liu, Jenny H. and Renfro, Jeff. (2013) Carbon Tax and Shift: How to make it work for Oregon’s Economy. Northwest Economic Research Center Report.