Jerry Taylor is among the most widely cited and influential critics of federal energy and environmental policy in the nation. Taylor is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and National Review and appears regularly on CNBC, NPR, Bloomberg Radio, the BBC, and Fox News. His op-eds on public policy have appeared in the pages of the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and most other major dailies. His extended essays on energy policy have appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Columbia Journal of International Affairs, Limes: The Italian Journal of Geopolitics, The Milken Institute Review, and Regulation magazine.

Taylor has served on several congressional advisory bodies and has testified frequently on Capitol Hill regarding various energy and environmental policy matters. He is the author or coauthor of numerous Cato policy studies addressing energy taxes, the oil market, electricity regulation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable development, and trade and the environment. He has also contributed to several anthologies, including The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (2007), Energy & American Society - 13 Myths (2007), The Republican Revolution 10 Years Later (2005), Earth Report 2000 (2000), China as a Global Economic Power (1997), and Market Liberalism (1993).

Taylor is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics and has refereed articles for their publication, The Energy Journal.

More from Jerry Taylor


Coal Meets Markets

National Review. February 25, 2013.

Is Clean Energy an Impossible Dream?

Huffington Post. February 1, 2013.

Scoring Romney & Obama’s Disappointing Energy Debate October 19, 2012.

Blog Posts

Cato Studies

Mitt Romney’s Energy Plan

Working Paper No. 10. October 11, 2012.

Don’t Increase Federal Gasoline Taxes—Abolish Them

Policy Analysis No. 598. August 7, 2007.

Economic Amnesia: The Case against Oil Price Controls and Windfall Profit Taxes

Policy Analysis No. 561. January 12, 2006.


Outlook Economic Data and Commentary

COBank. Vol. 8. No. 5. May 2012.

CBO Report Underestimates Costs of the Corn-Ethanol Tax Credit: Four Compelling Reasons Why the CBO Should Update Their Study

Future Science. Vol. 2. No. 1. 2011.

An Economic Critique of Corn-Ethanol Subsidies

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Regional Economic Development. Vol. 5. No. 1. 2009.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Clouds over Kyoto

Regulation. Winter 1998.

Electric Utility Reform

Regulation. Summer 1996.

Salting The Earth

Regulation. Spring 1995.

Downsizing Government

Energy Intervention Today

February 2009.