Despite the well-studied potential economic efficiency and political economy benefits of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, a deeper question remains about the feasibility of revenue-neutrality in practice. This talk (based on an SSRN paper) provides perspective on this issue by presenting two examples of carbon taxes and revenue recycling implemented in Canada: the British Columbia revenue-neutral carbon tax (a carbon tax with offsetting tax cuts) and the Canadian federal government’s Fuel Charge and Climate Action Incentive tax credit (a carbon tax and dividend).
February 18, 2022 | Virtual | Noon - 1:00 pm


Dr. Joel Wood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Thompson Rivers University, a Research Fellow with the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, and a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute. Prior to joining TRU, he was a senior research economist at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver. He holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Guelph.  His areas of research interest are environmental economics, resource economics, the economics of climate change, and public policy. His academic work has been published in journals such as Environmental and Resource Economics and Ecological Economics, and his commentaries have been published in newspapers such as the National Post and the Vancouver Sun.