Benjamin Zycher is the president of Benjamin Zycher Economics Associates Inc., a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, and an adjunct professor of Economics and Business at the Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics, California State University, Channel Islands. He is an associate in the Intelligence Community Associates Program of the Office of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State. He served as a senior staff economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers from July 1981 to July 1983. While at AEI, he is working on a monograph that will describe the economic viability of renewable energy.
Associate, Intelligence Community Associates Program, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, 2010-present
Adjunct Professor of Economics and Business, Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics, California State University, Channel Islands, 2009-present
Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute, 2009-present
President, Benjamin Zycher Economics Associates Inc., 2004-present
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2006-2009
This event will explore the policy arguments from opposing perspectives on gas exports and feature a luncheon address by Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao, who has been an advocate for US natural gas exports.
It would be tough to beat the draft legislation distributed last month by Representative Henry Waxman.His proposal for a "carbon-pollution fee" would impose a tax on about 7,000 "large emitters" of greenhouse gases.
But amid the looming catastrophe, a tiny ray of hope survives: it is Earth Day, when all right-thinking members of the reality-based community proclaim their love of the Planet and their worship of Gaia.
The following is a letter from AEI visiting scholar Ben Zycher to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR., and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-HI, of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change in response to their April 3, 2013, request for comments and observations on the draft legislation for imposition of a carbon pollution fee upon large emitters.
The following is a letter from AEI visiting scholar Ben Zycher to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change in response to their request for "ideas for action the federal government can take to address climate change." The letter from...
These realities suggest that the purported social benefits of policy support for renewables are illusory. Moreover, ongoing supply and price developments in the market for natural gas are likely to weaken further the competitive position of renewable power generation.