Environmental Economics

The Macroeconomic Impact of Federal Pollution Control Programs: 1978 Assessment

This study presents an analysis of the macroeconomic impacts of Federal air and water pollution control legislation on the United States economy. The analysis relies upon incremental abatement cost estimates provided by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for the period 1970-1986. Figures were provided for capital investment, annualized capital costs, and operating and maintenance costs on an industry-by-industry basis, with additional data for state and local governments' costs and costs associated with the mobile source regulations. The figures reflect only "incremental" costs, i.e., the extra costs which occurred solely as the result of Federal government legislation. As such, they do not reflect some pollution control outlays which would have been undertaken even in the absence of the legislation.

  • Keywords

    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Other
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    Data Development
    Report Series:
    The Macroeconomic Impacts of Federal Pollution Control Programs
    Inventory Record #: EE-0267B
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    Comment: Co-funded with The Council on Environmental Quality
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017