Environmental Economics

Development of Marginal Cost-effectiveness Methodology: Status Report

Summarizes interim results of an effort to develop a methodology to analyze the relationship between the marginal cost of pollution abatement and the associated marginal removal of pollutants. Marginal cost-effectiveness is contrasted with that of cost-effectiveness analysis which involves one of two criteria: (1) Holding effectiveness constant, and determining the least cost alternative for meeting the specified effectiveness, or (2) holding total cost constant, and determining the alternative which maximizes effectiveness for the specified cost. marginal cost-effectiveness analysis is most like performing repeated applications of the first criteria, i.e., repeat the cost-effectivenes analysis for several closely-related effectiveness levels so that the "marginal" costs of the "marginal" removals can be ascertained.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Methodology
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Authors:
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0324
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc.
    ICF Inc.
    J. Watson Noah Associates, Inc.
    Battelle
    Address: P. O. Box 727
    City: Manhattan State: KS ZIP: 66502
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and EvaluationAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    01/01/1979
    Number of Pages:
    70
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-02-2672
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