Environmental Economics

The Benefits of Air and Water Pollution Control: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Estimates

The major objectives of this report are first, to provide a survey and critical review of the existing literature giving estimates of national benefits or damages; second, where possible, to place all the estimates in a common framework with respect to such factors as postulated change in pollution, year and price level, and so forth, so as to facilitate comparisons, and third, to draw upon this body of past research to obtain defensible and consistent estimates of the benefits of controlling air and water pollution. Although there is no effort to do so here, these estimates could then be compared with cost measures to inform the ongoing debate about overregulation.

    The report is organized as follows:
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    2. Air Pollution Control Benefits
    3. Water Pollution Control Benefits
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    b. Water
    Freeman III, A. Myrick
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
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    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0048
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    Bowdoin CollegeAddress:
    City: Brunswick State: ME ZIP: 04011
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    Council on Environmental QualityAddress:
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    Date Linked: 05/28/2009