Environmental Economics

A Program of Economics Research on Improving Estimation of Benefits from Reduced Pollution

In the light of increasing official interest in using benefit-cost analysis to evaluate EPA's environmental programs and specific regulations, a committee of economists was convened at Resources for the Future in December 1980 for the purpose of considering what we know about pollution control benefit estimation, how much confidence we can place in existing estimates, what methodological questions most urgently need attention, and what major data gaps demand filling. This report contains the committee's judgment on those issues.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Risk Communication and Other
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Authors:
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0033
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Resources for the FutureAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and DevelopmentAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    02/01/1981
    Number of Pages:
    111
    Comment:
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    Date Linked: 05/28/2009