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Economist Ron Gecan of the Congressional Budget Office to discuss “Effects of Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles,” November 18, 2013

Do electric vehicles cost consumers more in the long-term than a conventional vehicle or traditional hybrid? Can tax credits for electric cars ultimately affect total gasoline consumption and emissions?

Economist Dr. Ron Gecan, principal analyst in the Microeconomic Studies Division of the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C. will discuss “Effects of Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles,” presenting findings from a study he recently authored. This event is sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Environmental Studies Program and the Science, Technology and Society Program. The lecture will be held on Monday, November 18 at 4:30 pm in Rockefeller Hall room 300 and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Gecan’s work primarily focuses on policy issues related to the economics of energy and natural resources.  He earned a BA in economics and history from the University of Iowa and MA and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Minnesota. His background is a mix of academic, government, and consulting experience: assistant professor of macroeconomics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; staff economist for the electricity sector at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; adjunct professor of money and banking in the Economics Department of Georgetown University; and electricity sector consultant with Charles River Associates.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, October 31, 2013