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10/14: NEC (Breakfast) w/Harry de Gorter Cato Institute Cornell University

  • 14 Oct 2010
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • NFIB Offices, 1201 F St NW Ste 200


Harry de Gorter
CATO Institute
Cornell University

The Unique Interaction Effects of Renewable Energy Policies

The efficacy of alternative renewable energy policies is assessed, where government mandates are shown to be superior to subsidies, especially with sub-optimal fuel taxes and the higher costs involved with raising tax revenues. But subsidies with mandates cause a unique adverse interaction effect: oil consumption is subsidized instead. This has clear implications for evolving U.S. renewable energy policies which are receiving increased attention in a post cap & trade world.

 Biography: Harry de Gorter is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University and currently is a visiting fellow at the Cato Institute, working on issues related to renewable energy policies and cap and trade. Prior to Cornell, he worked for the International Trade Policy Division of the Canadian government. His research focus is on agricultural trade policy and much of his recent work has been on biofuels and agricultural trade reform and the Doha Development Agenda, especially the impact of subsidies and protection on developing countries. Harry de Gorter has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, including in the Handbook of Economics. Books with his chapter in it have twice won the AAEA’s Quality of Communication Award, and he has won the Best Article Award in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He has long been actively involved in advising many governments and organizations on issues related to agriculture and trade policy including the EU, FAO, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, World Bank and WTO. 

Where: .NFIB Offices, 1201 F Street NW, Ste 200

Time:  8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.(Doors open at 8:00 a.m.) .
Metro Stop: Metro Center

Cost: Members and Press (if choosing to have breakfast) $5    Non Members  $10

Menu: Bagels, Cream Cheese, Fruit, Juice, Coffee

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