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Akio Yamazaki
This paper examines the employment impact of British Columbia’s revenue-neutral carbon tax implemented in 2008. While all industries appear to benefit from the redistributed tax revenues, the most carbon-intensive and trade-sensitive industries see employment fall with the tax, while clean service industries see employment rise. By aggregating across industries I find the BC carbon tax generated a small but statistically significant 2 percent increase in employment over the 2007-2013 period. This paper provides initial evidence showing how a revenue-neutral carbon tax may not adversely affect employment.
Yutaro Sakai
This paper presents a new stylized fact about the relationship between income and childhood vaccination. It shows that vaccination rates initially rise but then fall as per capita income increases. This pattern is observed in country-level data from the WHO, and in individual and county-level data in the U.S. Both low and high-income parents are less likely to follow the standard vaccination schedule although for different reasons. To shed light on these parents' decisions, I develop a simple model and show how substitutes for vaccination such as avoidance measures and medical care could be responsible for this finding.

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