Join the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) and the Energy Policy Institute at UChicago (EPIC) for a moderated conversation with Senator Murkowski on issues facing the U.S. economy and the environment.
As Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Murkowski sits at the forefront of crucial decisions around the future of energy and environment policy in the United States on issues from the Green New Deal to oil and gas development on federal lands.
As chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sits at the forefront of crucial debates on the future of energy and environment policy in the United States, from oil and gas development on federal lands to the development of clean, innovative technologies. On October 28, EPIC and the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) hosted a wide-ranging conversation with Murkowski on those issues as well as her Alaskan roots, health policy, and how she works to pass legislation in a divided government. EPIC and BFI Director Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, moderated the discussion.
When it comes to the most efficient climate policy, Greenstone noted that economists largely agree: set a price on carbon and pair it with investments in research and development. So why is that having so much trouble gaining traction in Congress? Murkowski said that translating ideas and implementing them into a policy that works for everyone is one of the biggest challenges facing Congress today.