James Barrett, Ph.D.
James Barrett, Ph.D. is an economist and expert on climate,
energy, and environmental policy. He has authored several
studies on the policy design and the economic impacts of climate
policy choices. He is based in Washington, D.C., and frequently
speaks on Capital Hill about the economic and distributional
implications of environmental policy.
J. Andrew Hoerner, J.D.
Andrew Hoerner is an attorney and economist with a quarter-century
of experience in legal, economic, environmental, political,
and ethical analysis of market-based environmental policies,
including cap and trade systems, pollution charges and taxes,
and tax incentives. He has done research on these instruments
under contract to the governments of six nations. He is the
architect of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act
of 2006, the most aggressive climate regime in the world;
co-author with Jim Barrett of the only comprehensive U.S.
climate plan to be endorsed by major national labor unions;
and lead author on behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation of a report assessing the impact of global warming
on African-Americans, which predicted that the increase in
warming-induced tropical storms would disproportionately affect
African-Americans a year before Katrina.