U.S. Energy Tax Policy and the Alaskan Economy
Lise Falskow, CEO of the the Alaska World Affairs Council had a chance to discuss the Alaska economy with Dr. Margo Thorning prior her to presentation to the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 26, 2012.
Dr. Margo Thorning is senior vice president and chief economist with the American Council for Capital Formation and director of research for its public policy think tank.
Dr. Thorning is an internationally recognized expert on tax, environmental, and competitiveness issues. She writes and lectures on tax and economic policy, is frequently quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Suddeutsche Zeitung, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal, and has appeared internationally on public affairs news programs.
Dr. Thorning is coeditor of numerous books on tax and environmental policy, including “Climate Change Policy and Economic Growth: A Way Forward to Ensure Both” and “The U.S. Savings Challenge: Policy Options for Productivity and Growth.”
Previously, Dr. Thorning served at the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Dr. Thorning’s slide presentation:
About Alaska World Affairs Council
The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. The council was founded in 1958 by the late Evangeline Atwood with the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship. The Council does not take a stand on current-day issues but rather provides the population a wide spectrum of viewpoints and background information through its diverse range of programs and activities.