Ken Rogoff

Economist for the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund

 

As for the U.S., a sharp hike in energy taxes on gasoline and other fossil fuels would not only help improve the government’s balance sheet, but it would also be a way to start addressing global warming.

 

http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2006/09/10macroeconomics-rogoff

Ken Rogoff is a conservative economist/deficit hawk who has often advocated for carbon taxes.  Apart from embracing climate science emphatically, what sets Rogoff apart from Laffer on the right and many others on the left is the extent to which he is a deficit hawk first and foremost and is more than willing to raise new revenue to balance the books. An economist for both the Federal Reserve and the IMF, Rogoff is an expert in credit crises and is steadfastly concerned with trade imbalances, the immanent collapse of currencies.    In 2006 he advocates a steep increase in the gasoline tax, “to help improve the government’s balance sheet, but it would also be a way to start addressing global warming.”  In 2008, in Foreign Policy  Rogoff explains “What America must Do;”


A conservative look at the question of carbon-based revernue