Environmental Economics

Interim Report for the Study of Incentives to Reduce Emissions from In-use Automobiles

The principal efforts in this project were devoted to defining and analyzing alternative approaches to controlling in-use automobile emissions. Policies designed primarily to modify driving habils or reduce total automobile emissions are excluded. The central focus of the project is on in-use emissions. The report is organized as follows:

    Section I is an introduction.
    Section II begins with a discussion of the translation of air quality goals into emissions regulation, followed by a description of the regulatory approach which historically has been adoptied by Congress and the Agency.
    Section III elaborates on the need for programs to induce production and maintenance of automobile emissions controls. It describes the special properties of economic incentives and the theoretical advantages of emissions charges over the current regulatory approaches.
    Section IV presents a shopping list and description of incentives, each one judged against several criteria.
    Section V presents suggested incentive systems.
    Appendix A is an economic evaluation of emissions charges and standards.
    Appendix B concerns the measurement of automobile emissions.
    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 - Liability
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Subsidies
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Voluntary Programs
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Mobile Source
    Authors:
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Smith, Jr., Willard
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Policy Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Economic Incentives to Reduce Emissions from In-use Automobiles
    Inventory Record #: EE-0439
    List of all reports in the Series:
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    TCS Management GroupAddress: 210 25th Avenue North
    City: Nashville State: TN ZIP: 37203
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Economic Analysis DivisionAddress:
    City: State: ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Draft
    Date:
    11/19/1979
    Number of Pages:
    190
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-01-5796
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