Environmental Economics

The Economic Benefits of Controlling Volatile Organic Compounds and Nitrogen Oxides: A Generic Approach

This study develops rough estimates of the health and welfare benefits per controlled ton in 1984 of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. The study presents estimates of the effects on human health, vegetation, and materials of a one percent reduction in ozone for rural and metropolitan areas. The study also examines the relationship between VOCs, NOx and Ozone and converts the indirect ozone benefits in terms to benefits per ton or reduced VOCs and NOx. Estimates of direct effects from VOC and NOx are presented.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    McGartland, Al
    Ostro, Bart
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    McGartland, Albert
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0068
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Economic Analysis DivisionAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Economic Analysis DivisionAddress:
    City: State: ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    04/18/1985
    Number of Pages:
    102
    Comment:
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