Environmental Economics

The Aggregate Benefits of Air Pollution Control

This report estimates the annual benefits the U.S. population realized in 1981 from improvements in air quality recorded since 1970 that are the result of the passaage of the Clean Air Act. Lower and upper bounds are presented for five categories of benefits: human health, vegetation, materials, soiling and cleaning, and aesthetics.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference - Wage Differential
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Mortality
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Morbidity
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Resource/Environmental Harms
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    Authors:
    Leighton, Julia L.
    Wolcott, Robert M.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0470
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Public Interest Economics FoundationAddress: 1525 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Draft
    Date:
    02/21/1984
    Number of Pages:
    38
    Comment:
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