Environmental Economics

Economic Analysis of Proposed Effluent Guidelines: Beet Sugar Industry

The beet sugar industry, SIC 2063, is composed of 52 operating plants owned by 10 firms. This report estimates the broader economic effects which might result from the required application of various control methods and technologies. It investigates the effect of alternative approaches in terms of product price increase, effects upon employment, and the continued viability of affected plants, effects upon foreign trade and other competitive effects.