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The United States Experience with Economic Incentives in Environmental Pollution Control Policy

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4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/Taxes
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Trading and Marketable Permits
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Deposit-Refund Systems
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Liability
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Information Approaches
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Subsidies
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Voluntary Programs
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f. Multimedia
Authors:
Anderson, Robert C.
Lohof, Andrew Q.
EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, Alan
Geographic Area:
United States, World
Study Purpose:
Policy Evaluation
Report Series:
Economic Incentives to Control Environmental Pollution
Inventory Record #: EE-0216A
List of all reports in the Series:
You are here--> 1) The United States Experience with Economic Incentives in Environmental Pollution Control Policy
2) The United States Experience wtih Economic Incentives for Protecting the Environment
3) The United States Experience with Economic Incentives to Control Environmental Pollution.
4) International Experiences with Economic Incentives for Protecting the Environment

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With the current high level of interest in economic incentive mechanisms for environmental management, it is useful to examine the record to date. Over the past 20 years, federal, state, and local authorities as well as many foreign nations have enacted a diverse array of environmental incentive mechanisms. This report presents one of the most comprehensive surveys available of these mechanisms both in the United States and other countries, but attempts to go beyond enumerating them by examining several key issues: This report is an update and extension of a previous 1992 report, including many additional economic incentive instruments. A later and further updated version was issued in January, 2001. Links to the report records for both reports can be found under the report series listing above.
The report is divided into 11 sections as follows:
The report can be downloaded as four Adobe Acrobat files (see below). This report can also be accessed directly on-line using this link. The on-line version also includes some improvements and changes that are not found in the downloadable version.

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Date Linked: 05/28/2009

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