Published and Forthcoming Papers
Roberton C. Williams III



"Optimal Taxation and Cross-Price Effects on Labor Supply: Estimates of the Optimal Gas Tax," with Sarah West, Journal of Public Economics, 2007, 91:593-617.

an earlier version is available as NBER working paper #10330, under the title "Empirical Estimates for Environmental Policy Making in a Second-Best Setting"


"The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies," with Ian Parry, Hilary Sigman, and Margaret Walls, in H. Fulmer and T. Tietenberg (eds.), International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2006, p.1-42.

"Evaluating Public Goods and Regulations: Comment," with Lawrence Goulder and Ian Parry, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2005, 19:233-234.

"The Cost of Reducing Gasoline Consumption," with Sarah West, American Economic Review, May 2005, 95:294-299.

"The Death of the Pigouvian Tax: Comment," with Ian Parry, Land Economics, 2004, 80:575-581.

"Estimates from a Consumer Demand System: Implications for the Incidence of Environmental Taxes," with Sarah West, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2004, 47:535-558.

"The Substantial Bias from Ignoring General Equilibrium Effects in Estimating Excess Burden, and a Practical Solution," with Lawrence Goulder, Journal of Political Economy, 2003, 111:898-927.

an earlier version is available as NBER working paper #7034, under the title "The Usual Excess-Burden Approximation Usually Doesn't Come Close"

 
"Health Effects and Optimal Environmental Taxes," Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87:323-335.

an earlier version is available as NBER working paper #8048, under the title "Health Effects in a Model of Second-Best Environmental Taxation, or Reconsidering 'Reconsidering the Tax-Interaction Effect'"


"Environmental Tax Interactions When Pollution Affects Health or Productivity," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2002, 44:261-270.

an earlier version is available as NBER working paper #8049


"Tax Normalizations, the Marginal Cost of Funds, and Optimal Environmental Taxes," Economics Letters, 2001, 71:137-142.

"The Importance of Tax Interactions for the Costs and Benefits of Government Policies," Proceedings of the National Tax Association, November 2000 meetings, 156-163.

"Revisiting the Cost of Protectionism: The Role of Tax Distortions in the Labor Market," Journal of International Economics, 1999, 47:429-447.

"The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Instruments for Environmental Protection in a Second-Best Setting," with Lawrence Goulder, Ian Parry, and Dallas Burtraw, Journal of Public Economics, 1999, 72:329-360.

an earlier version is available as NBER working paper #6464


"When Can Carbon Abatement Policies Increase Welfare? The Fundamental Role of Distorted Factor Markets," with Ian Parry and Lawrence Goulder, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1999, 37:52-84.

an earlier version is available as NBER working paper #5967


"A Second-Best Evaluation of Eight Policy Instruments to Reduce Carbon Emissions," with Ian Parry, Resource and Energy Economics, 1999, 21:347-373.

"The Double Dividend When Environmental Quality Affects Health or Productivity," Proceedings of the National Tax Association, November 1998 meetings, 63-69.