Energy Savings and Job Impacts from the Proposed Energy Tax

Research Report ED932


John A. "Skip" Laitner


This study analyzes the job and income benefits that accrue from energy taxes. Using the broad-based energy tax proposed by the Clinton Administration as a specific example, the paper illustrates the importance of considering consumer response and the implications of reducing energy use. It disputes the claim that a broad-based energy tax might adversely harm the economy.