Environmental Economics

Economic Efficiency of Enforcement and Enforcement-related Monitoring: Project Period 2 Report

In a previous report (apparently the Project Period 1 Report--EE-0293--shown above under List of all reports in the Series), the authors completed an initial analysis of the statistical relationship between inspections of pulp and paper mills and their effluent discharge rates. The previous report used data from EPA's Permit Compliance System (PCS) data base to study the relationship in the period January 1, 1982 through March 31, 1985. This later report revisits many of the same issues but uses more recent data (1988-90) and data that is more complete for each firm in the sample. In addition, this later study examines the effects of variation in the intensity of plant inspections on the resultant changes in effluent discharge rates. An appendix to this later report contains a journal article containing the results of the previous report. It is Wesley A. Magat and W. Kip Viscusi, "Effectiveness of the EPA's Regulatory Enforcement: The Case of Industrial Effluent Standards," Journal of Law and Economics, Vol 33, October, 1990, pp. 331-60.

  • Keywords

    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Enforcement and Monitoring
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Magat, Wesley A.
    Viscusi, W. Kip
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Economic Efficiency of Enforcement
    Inventory Record #: EE-0293A
    List of all reports in the Series:
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    Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Center for the Study of Business RegulationAddress:
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    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and EvaluationAddress:
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  • Report Details
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    Comment: This report is actually titled "Project Period 1 Report," but is believed to actually be the Project Period 2 report, which is used as the tile for this record.
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