U.S. Needs LNG to Fight a Two-Front Gas War
With conflict on two fronts, and natural gas squarely in the crosshairs, the U.S. LNG industry will be needed to maintain commitments and support allies and trading partners in both Europe and Asia this winter.
Steven R. Miles, Gabriel Collins, Anna Mikulska August 17, 2022
Domestic Migration and State Tax Policy
In this issue brief, public finance fellow Jorge Barro finds that lower state income taxation is associated with higher net taxpayer migration. Further, Barro explains that since the passage of the 2017 tax reform, taxpayers and earnings potential have both migrated to lower-taxing states at a faster rate.
Jorge Barro August 12, 2022
Energy Transition, Energy Security, and Affordable Fuel: How the Energy Crisis Can Help Policymakers 'Thread the Needle'
For a successful energy transition, fossil energy companies must acknowledge the reality of climate change and the need for policies to address it — and climate advocates must acknowledge the need for secure, affordable energy for today, write fellows Anna Mikulska and Mark Finley.
Mark Finley, Anna Mikulska August 5, 2022
Winning the Long War in Ukraine Requires Gas Geoeconomics
Proactive U.S. efforts to enhance Europe’s gas security and blunt Russia’s ability to use gas for hybrid warfare would directly support its ability to sustain and upgrade its combat credibility in East and Southeast Asia. By incentivizing upstream gas investments globally through the demand call associated with a broader European move to replace Russian gas with LNG, gas geoeconomics would over the medium term also help increase global LNG supply to the ultimate benefit of U.S. allies in Asia, foremost among them Japan and South Korea.
Gabriel Collins, Anna Mikulska, Steven R. Miles August 4, 2022
Macroeconomic Effects of the Inflation Reduction Act
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John W. Diamond August 4, 2022
U.S. Citizens in Mexico: Displaced Without Protection
Among the U.S. citizens migrating to Mexico in recent years are an unknown number of Americans who married Mexican citizens and were co-deported or departed voluntarily with their undocumented spouses, the authors report. Without improved consular services and a diaspora policy that anticipates the likely return of these Americans in the future, the authors worry that the United States risks re-inheriting a sizable U.S. population that may well require critical government services to reintegrate after a prolonged period abroad.
Tran Dang, Abigail Thornton August 4, 2022
Renewable Technology Adoption Costs and Economic Growth
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Bernardino Adao, Borghan Narajabad, Ted Temzelides July 29, 2022
Preaching Politics: How Politicization Undermines Religious Authority in the Middle East
In a study for the British Journal of Political Science, the authors found that Muslim religious leaders weaken their perceived religious authority when they engage with politics.
A.Kadir Yildirim, Sharan Grewal, Mirjam Künkler, Scott Williamson July 28, 2022
The Divergent Goals of U.S. and Mexican Energy Policies: Scenarios Before the New Energy Shock
The energy policies of the United States and Mexico are at a crossroads, writes nonresident scholar Isidro Morales. In this report, he explains that the future direction of energy in both nations depends on how global energy markets adjust to the latest shock to the system — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Isidro Morales July 25, 2022