Environmental Economics

The Emissions Trading Policy in the United States of America: an Evaluation of its Advantages and Disadvantages and Analysis of its Applicability in the Federal Republic of Germany

This report summarizes the results of a one-year effort to evaluate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Emissions Trading Policy under six criteria meant to be relevant, neutral and fair: the Policy's ability to improve air quality; and its real or potential effects on cost-effectiveness, economic development, technological innovation, the administration and enforceability of the Clean Air Act, and its legal feasibility.

  • Keywords

    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Trading and Marketable Permits
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    Rehbinder, Eckard
    Sprenger, Rolf-Ulrich
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    Study Purpose:
    Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0266
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    IFO-Institut fur WirtschaftsforschungAddress: Poschingerstrasse 5, Postfach 860460
    City: 8 Munchen 86, Germany State: ZIP:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Office of Policy AnalysisAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Comment: Co-funded with the Federal Republic of Germany Ministry of the Interior and the German Marshall Fund of the United States
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017