Economic Instruments for Air Pollution Control

Economic Instruments for Air Pollution Control

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Economic theory and empirical models suggest that economic instruments should help us to meet environmental goals at lower cost. Practical experience, however, shows that the cost savings of emission trading are smaller than expected and charges usually have had small incentive impacts. This book gives a comprehensive review of economic theory, simulation models, and practical experience with the use of economic instruments. The book focuses on air pollution control. Part I examines theoretical aspects and simulation modelling in a national context. Part II surveys the practical experience in a variety of countries. Part III explores international issues, such as joint implementation. Because of its blend of theoretical and empirical research, the book should prove interesting for both economists and those interested in environmental policy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 171.45 x 230 x 19.05mm | 697.94g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792331516
  • 9780792331513

Table of contents

I: National Model Studies. 1. Tradable Discharge Permits: Restrictions on Least-Cost Solutions; S.E. Atkinson. 2. Economic Instruments for the Control of Acid Rain in the UK; A. Pototschnig. 3. Modelling Air Pollution Abatement in a Market-Based Incentive Framework for the Los Angeles Basin; S. Robinson, S. Subramanian, J. Geoghegan. II: National Experiences. 4. Developments in the Use of Economic Instruments in OECD Countries; H. Opschoor. 5. Economic Instruments for Air Pollution Control in Sweden; K. Lovgren. 6. Air Pollution Control in the United States: a Mixed Portfolio Approach; N. Kete. 7. Economic Instruments for Air Pollution Control in Estonia; T. Kallaste. 8. Application of a Pollution Fee System in Russia; A. Golub, E. Strukova. III: International Aspects. 9. Making Carbon Emission Quota Agreements More Efficient: Joint Implementation versus Quota Tradability; P. Bohm. 10. Control of Reciprocal Transboundary Pollution and Joint Implementation; A. Nentjes. 11. Trading Sulfur Emissions in Europe; F.R. Forsund, E. Naevdal. 12. Agency in International Pollution Permit Trading; D. Burtraw.
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