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Methods Development for Assessing Acid Deposition Control Benefits, Volume VII of Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment
The basic purpose of this report is to suggest those types of natural science research that would be most helpful to the economist faced with the task of assessing the economic benefits of controlling acid precipitation. However, while trying to formulate these suggestions, inadequacies in the supporting material the ecologist could offer the economist, and in what the economist could do with whatever the ecologist offered him, became apparent. Therefore part of the effort was devoted to initial development of a resource allocation process framework for explaining the behavior of ecosystems that can be integrated into a broadened benefit-cost analysis which captures traditional ecological concerns about ecosystem diversity and stability. The intent was to make a start at providing a basis for the ecological and the economic disciplines to ask better-defined questions of each other.
The chapters are as follows:
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without MonetizationEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - Mobile Source
a. Air - Stationary Source
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Crocker, Thomas D.
Tschirhart, John T.
Forester, Bruce A.
Adams, Richard M.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area:Study Purpose: Methodology Development & EvaluationReport Series: Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment
List of all reports in the Series:
- Participating Organizations
Wyoming, University of Address:
City: Laramie State: WY ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 09/01/1985Number of Pages: 163EPA #:
- How to Obtain Report
A First Exercise in Assessing the Benefits of Controlling Acid Precipitation
Decision Problems in the Control of Acid Precipitation: Nonconvexities and Irreversibilities
Valuing Ecosystem Functions: The Effects of Acidification
Natural Science Research Useful to the Economist.