Subsidies

Which Income Group Benefits from Commuting Subsidies? Lessons from Germany

Most countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) offer one form or another of tax breaks for commuting...

Are electric cars more environmentally friendly? It depends where you drive them.

The boom in electric car sales, enhanced by federal subsidies, does not reflect the fact that, in some cases, powering those cars produces more emissions than powering conventional cars. The characteristics of each state and regional mode of electricity generation should be considered in designing a subsidy (or tax) scheme.

The Unseen Taxes Created by the Affordable Care Act

A new study explains the effects on the labor supply created by the Affordable Care Act. The ACA creates a penalty on employers that incentivizes a reduction in full-time hiring, as well as creating an implicit tax on full-time employees that encourages them to work less.

Paradox of Subsidy: Could Biofuel subsidies be increasing CO2 emissions?

A new study finds that biofuel subsidies from 1981-2011 paradoxically may have led to the increase in oil production and greenhouse gas emissions.

No Longer Locked In

The ACA weakens the link between employers and access to health insurance. What will the labor market implications be?

Targeting Remittances to Boost Students’ Education Spending

How can money sent by immigrants to their home countries best be an instrument of development?

FITs and Starts: Getting Renewable Power to the Grid

FITs and Starts: Getting Renewable Power to the Grid

A researcher evaluates two lesser-known methods to spur renewable energy production. He finds them wanting.

It’s Projection, Stupid: The Nexus of Agricultural Protectionism, Job Insecurity, and Politics

Lots of people support agricultural subsidies. Too many for a collective action story to explain the support away.