Postdoc Practice Job Talk: Mark Paul PhD, Cook Center on Social Equity
The Duke University Postdoc Association (DUPA) and the Office of Postdoctoral Services provide postdocs the opportunity to practice their job talks and get valuable feedback from a diverse and intelligent audience - this means YOU! If you are interested in giving a practice job talk, please e-mail Ashley and Will (see below).
On Dec 14 at 10:00 am, Mark Paul from the Cook Center on Social Equity will present his talk on "The Impact of a Carbon Tax on Inequality in the United States" (abstract below). We encourage postdocs to attend and support Mark by providing feedback! You don't have to be in the same field of study; presenters receive valuable info from audience members about clarity, communication style, and other 'big picture' issues.
Title and Abstract: The Impact of a Carbon Tax on Inequality in the United States
Climate change and economic inequality are inextricably linked. Despite widespread agreement among economists that a carbon tax is the most efficient mechanism to curb greenhouse gas emissions, such a tax exacerbates inequality since low-income households spend a greater share of their income on carbon-intensive goods. Using Input-Output tables, we calculate the carbon intensity of goods to estimate households' carbon footprints and examine how a tax of $50 per ton of CO2 impacts multiple forms of inequality...