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November 2, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
Rebuttal: Oil Subsidies—More Material for Climate Change Than You Might Think Rebuttal: Oil Subsidies—More Material for Climate Change Than You Might Think

This post is authored by Peter Erickson, a staff scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute and a co-author of a new paper in Nature Energy that studies how much of U.S. oil reserves are econom…

October 10, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise near Midland, Texas. (REUTERS/Reuters Staff) No, Tax Breaks for U.S. Oil and Gas Companies Probably Don’t Materially Affect Climate Change

Last week, the journal Nature Energy published an article from scholars at the Stockholm Environment Institute arguing that the tax breaks given to oil companies by the U.S. government could lead to …

December 29, 2004

If you cannot beat em, join em

Daniel Gross’s article on the currency preferences of the world’s underworld is too good not to link to. It seems like the world’s drug lords are less willing than the People’s Bank of China to fina…

August 2, 2016

Energy and Climate Policy
The Impact of Removing Tax Preferences for U.S. Oil and Gas Production

Overview The tax treatment of oil and gas investment in the United States has been a contentious policy issue for decades. Reform advocates argue that eliminating tax preferences for producers of …

October 1, 2014

Climate Change
The_Power_Surge_Paperback_Levi_10012014 What My Book The Power Surge Got Wrong

It’s been two years since I turned in the manuscript for The Power Surge, my book about the changes sweeping American energy and their consequences for the world that was published last May. The book…

February 7, 2018

Economics
Play Google sign A Conversation With Google's Hal Varian

The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics.

November 22, 2011

China
World leaders pose for the family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii. Beijing’s Message to Asia: If You Can’t Join ’Em, Beat ’Em

World leaders pose for the family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Chris Wattie / Courtesy of Reuters) Now that President Obama has completed his victory l…

November 14, 2017

Economics
Play Swensen A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

April 8, 2015

China
Are China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Really Falling? Are China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Really Falling?

Bloomberg and other media outlets have been highlighting the apparent significant recent fall in China’s foreign exchange reserves, suggesting that the development had important implications. In …

November 9, 2017

Health Policy and Initiatives
Play Opioids The Growing U.S. Opioid Crisis: Lessons From Around the World

Speakers discuss the growing opioid epidemic in cities across the United States, the influx of inexpensive heroin and potent synthetics such as fentanyl, and the lessons the United States can learn f…