Environmental Economics

Methods Development for Assessing Acid Deposition Control Benefits, Volume VII of Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment

The basic purpose of this report is to suggest those types of natural science research that would be most helpful to the economist faced with the task of assessing the economic benefits of controlling acid precipitation. However, while trying to formulate these suggestions, inadequacies in the supporting material the ecologist could offer the economist, and in what the economist could do with whatever the ecologist offered him, became apparent. Therefore part of the effort was devoted to initial development of a resource allocation process framework for explaining the behavior of ecosystems that can be integrated into a broadened benefit-cost analysis which captures traditional ecological concerns about ecosystem diversity and stability. The intent was to make a start at providing a basis for the ecological and the economic disciplines to ask better-defined questions of each other.
The chapters are as follows:

    A First Exercise in Assessing the Benefits of Controlling Acid Precipitation
    Decision Problems in the Control of Acid Precipitation: Nonconvexities and Irreversibilities
    Valuing Ecosystem Functions: The Effects of Acidification
    Natural Science Research Useful to the Economist.

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Mobile Source
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Crocker, Thomas D.
    Tschirhart, John T.
    Forester, Bruce A.
    Adams, Richard M.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
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    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment
    Inventory Record #: EE-0278G
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    Wyoming, University ofAddress:
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    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Date Linked: 05/28/2009