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Roberton C. Williams III
Senior Fellow and Director, Academic Programs
202-328-5031
williams@rff.org
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Rob Williams studies both environmental policy and tax policy, with a particular focus on interactions between the two. In addition to his role at RFF, he is a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also serves as a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics, editorial council member (and former co-editor) of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and member of the editorial board of the B.E. Journal of Analysis & Policy
Featured Publications
Efficiency and Distributional Trade-Offs in Recycling Carbon Cap-and-Trade Revenues
Roberton C. Williams and Ian W.H. Parry
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy | forthcoming
 
Optimal Taxation and Cross-Price Effects on Labor Supply: Estimates of the Optimal Gas Tax
Roberton C. Williams and Sarah West
Journal of Public Economics | 2007 | Vol. 91, 3-4 | pp. 593-617
 
The Cost of Reducing Gasoline Consumption
Roberton C. Williams and Sarah West
American Economic Review | May 2005 | Vol. 95, No. 2 | pp. 294-299
 
The Substantial Bias from Ignoring General Equilibrium Effects in Estimating Excess Burden, and a Practical Solution
Roberton C. Williams, Lawrence Goulder
Journal of Political Economy | 2003 | Vol. 111, No. 4 | pp. 898-927
 
The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Instruments for Environmental Protection in a Second-Best Setting
Ian W.H. Parry, Lawrence H. Goulder, Dallas Burtraw, and Roberton C. Williams
Journal of Public Economics | June 1999 | Vol. 72, No. 3 | pp. 329-360 | Related Discussion Paper 98-22
 
When Can Carbon Abatement Policies Increase Welfare? The Fundamental Role of Distorted Factor Markets.
Ian W.H. Parry, Lawrence H. Goulder, and Roberton C. Williams
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 1999 | Vol. 37 | pp. 52-84 | Related Discussion Paper 97-18-REV
 
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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Getting to an Efficient Carbon Tax: How the Revenue is Used Matters
Jared Carbone, Richard D. Morgenstern, Roberton C. Williams III, Dallas Burtraw
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
Considering a US Carbon Tax: Frequently Asked Questions
Joseph E. Aldy, Timothy J. Brennan, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Carolyn Fischer, Robert Kopp, Molly K. Macauley, Richard D. Morgenstern, Daniel F. Morris, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Nathan Richardson, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Kenneth J. Arrow, Sheila M. Olmstead, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman, P. Lynn Scarlett, Ian W.H. Parry, Molly K. Macauley, Roberton C. Williams III, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James W. Boyd, Carolyn Fischer
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Resources Magazine: 182
Phil Sharp, James W. Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Carolyn Fischer, Kristin Hayes, Richard D. Morgenstern, Peter Nelson, Nathan Richardson, Warren C. Robinson, Juha V. Siikamäki, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
Taxing Carbon: Potential Deficit and Emissions Reductions
Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
Is a Carbon Tax the Only Good Climate Policy? Options to Cut CO2 Emissions
Ian W.H. Parry, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | Fall (176)
 
  
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