Environmental Economics

Economic Analyses at EPA: Assessing Regulatory Impact

This book, edited by Richard Morgenstern, assembles twelve original case studies of Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) performed over the past decade on matters such as lead in gasoline,ozone depletion, asbestos, clean drinking water, and sewage management. The contributors, most of whom actually worked on these RIAs, provide detailed examination of why and how they were performed. The case studies critique the nature, amount, and quality of data used by the EPA in their benefit-cost and cost-effectiveness analyses as well as the use (or abuse) of the results in final decisionmaking.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    5. Distribution and Equity
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Authors:
    Morgenstern, Richard D.
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    Study Purpose:
    Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: PE-0011
  • Participating Organizations

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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    01/01/1997
    Number of Pages:
    493
    Comment: This book was partially funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency
    ISBN #:
    0-915707-83-7
  • How to Obtain Report


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