2015-16 Bacon Public Lectureship Winner
UCCS BACON LECTURESHIP 2016
Optimizing California's Tax System to Reduce Fiscal Barriers to Climate Change Goals
Sacramento, CA- UC Center Sacramento hosted its second annual UCCS Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition on Wednesday, February 24. Open to faculty and researchers throughout the UC system, the Bacon Lectureship focuses on evidence-based public policy.
The winner was Professor Karen Chapple from the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Richard Kravitz, Director of UC Center Sacramento, believes that the Bacon Lectureship affords an important opportunity for the University of California to deliver on its promise of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance the public good in California. “Through the generosity of Kevin and Kim Bacon, UC Center Sacramento will bring world-class UC faculty to the state Capitol to address critical policy questions raised by legislative staff and other government officials,” said Dr. Kravitz.
Professor Chapple’s entry focused on how to relate tax incentives to the state’s climate change goals. The lecture, “Optimizing California’s Tax System to Reduce Fiscal Barriers to Climate Change Goals”, included a policy brief and white paper, available above.
Chapple’s paper was submitted as part of a UC-wide “call” that asked UC faculty to submit proposals to stimulate evidence synthesis and creative thinking around a pressing public policy problem. In addition to presenting the lecture, Professor Chapple received research support and met with relevant policy staff in Sacramento. Her entry was selected by a panel of policy experts convened by UC Center.