Environmental Economics

The U.S. Experience with Marketable Permits for Pollution Control

A briefing on the United States experience with using marketable permits for environmental pollution control. Includes four major sections:

  1. Economic incentives in general and marketable permits in particular.
  2. The evolution of marketable permits, at the Federal level in the US for air pollution control.
  3. Marketable permits in Federal water pollution.
  4. Observations and conclusions.
The briefing was prepared by the EPA National Center for Environmental Economics with assistance from the Office of Air and Radiation.
  • Keywords

    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Trading and Marketable Permits
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    b. Water
    Carlin, Alan
    Korb, Barry
    McLean, Brian
    McGartland, Al
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0467
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, National Center for Environmental EconomicsAddress: US EPA
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Date Linked: 05/28/2009