Environmental Economics

Incentive Arrangements for Environmental Protection - A Critical Examination

This study examines the merits and demerits of using economic incentives (pricing) schemes for environmental problems. Three detailed case studies were undertaken to examine attitudes toward pricing schemes, and interviews were conducted in Washington D.C. Part I by Thomas Schelling discusses the use of price as regulatory instruments. Part II by David Harrison, Jr. presents the use of charges, marketable rights, and other mechanisms for the regulation of aircraft noise. Part III by Albert Nichols discusses alternative strategies for regulating airborne benzene. Part IV by Robert Repetto explains the prevention of deterioration in air quality system and the use of economic systems in allocating emissions rights. Part V by Steven J. Kelman discusses economic incentives and environmental policy.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/Taxes
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Trading and Marketable Permits
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    f. Multimedia
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    a. Air - Noise
    Authors:
    Harrison Jr., David
    Nichols, Albert L.
    Kelman, Steven J.
    Schelling, Thomas C.
    Repetto, Robert
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Guidelines, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0062
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Harvard UniversityAddress:
    City: Cambridge State: MA ZIP:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and DevelopmentAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    08/15/1980
    Number of Pages:
    483
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    R805446-01
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