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The Economics of Pollution Control

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The Economics of Pollution Control

9781848440739 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Kathleen Segerson, Philip E. Austin Professor of Economics,University of Connecticut, US
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 84844 073 9 Extent: 640 pp
This volume includes a series of previously published papers that both illustrate basic principles in the economics of pollution control and represent recent advances in the field over the last fifteen years. This authoritative collection includes seminal papers, written by leading scholars in the field, which relate to the overarching issue of designing pollution control policies to reduce environmental threats. The editor successfully covers a wide range of contemporary contexts and issues and includes both theoretical papers and empirical analyses of the impacts of pollution control policies. This volume will serve as an excellent source of reference for researchers, advanced students and practicing economists interested in a contemporary overview of the field.

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This volume includes a series of previously published papers that both illustrate basic principles in the economics of pollution control and represent recent advances in the field over the last fifteen years. This authoritative collection includes seminal papers, written by leading scholars in the field, which relate to the overarching issue of designing pollution control policies to reduce environmental threats. The editor successfully covers a wide range of contemporary contexts and issues and includes both theoretical papers and empirical analyses of the impacts of pollution control policies. This volume will serve as an excellent source of reference for researchers, advanced students and practicing economists interested in a contemporary overview of the field.
Critical Acclaim
‘The Economics of Pollution Control is a seminal contribution that is strongly recommended as a core addition to professional, governmental, and academic library “environmental studies” reference collections and supplemental reading lists.’
– The Midwest Book Review
Contributors
26 articles, dating from 1996 to 2009
Contributors include: M. Auffhammer, B. Copeland, A. Dixit, D. Fullerton, L. Goulder, M. Greenstone, R. Innes, C. Kolstad, T. Lewis, J. List, I. Parry
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Acknowledgements

Introduction Kathleen Segerson

PART I OVERVIEW
1. Robert W. Hahn, Sheila M. Olmstead and Robert N. Stavins (2003), ‘Environmental Regulation in the 1990s: A Retrospective Analysis’
2. Lawrence H. Goulder and Ian W.H. Parry (2008), ‘Instrument Choice in Environmental Policy’
3. Tom Tietenberg (2003), ‘The Tradable-Permits Approach to Protecting the Commons: Lessons for Climate Change’
4. Don Fullerton (2001), ‘A Framework to Compare Environmental Policies’

PART II THE ECONOMIC THEORY OF POLLUTION CONTROL
A. Economic Approaches to Internalizing Pollution Externalities
5. Avinash Dixit and Mancur Olson (2000), ‘Does Voluntary Participation Undermine the Coase Theorem?’
6. Ian W.H. Parry and Kenneth A. Small (2005), ‘Does Britain or the United States Have the Right Gasoline Tax?’
7. Janusz R. Mrozek and Andrew G. Keeler (2004), ‘Pooling of Uncertainty: Enforcing Tradable Permits Regulation When Emissions are Stochastic’
8. François Cochard, Marc Willinger, and Anastasios Xepapadeas (2005), ‘Efficiency of Nonpoint Source Pollution Instruments: An Experimental Study’
9. Matthieu Glachant (2007), ‘Non-binding Voluntary Agreements’

B. Issues in Policy Choice / Design
10. Tracy R. Lewis (1996), ‘Protecting the Environment when Costs and Benefits are Privately Known’
11. Charles D. Kolstad (1996), ‘Fundamental Irreversibilities in Stock Externalities’
12. Juan-Pablo Montero (2002), ‘Permits, Standards, and Technology Innovation’
13. A. Lans Bovenberg, Lawrence H. Goulder and Derek J. Gurney (2005), ‘Efficiency Costs of Meeting Industry-distributional Constraints Under Environmental Permits and Taxes’
14. Anthony Heyes (2000), ‘Implementing Environmental Regulation: Enforcement and Compliance’
15. Martin Nell and Andreas Richter (2003), ‘The Design of Liability Rules for Highly Risky Activities – Is Strict Liability Superior when Risk Allocation Matters?’
16. Brian R. Copeland and M. Scott Taylor (2005), ‘Free Trade and Global Warming: A Trade Theory View of the Kyoto Protocol’

PART III FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
A. Industry Impacts of Pollution Control Policies
17. Eli Berman and Linda T.M. Bui (2001), ‘Environmental Regulation and Productivity: Evidence from Oil Refineries’
18. Curtis Carlson, Dallas Burtraw, Maureen Cropper and Karen L. Palmer (2000), ‘Sulfur Dioxide Control by Electric Utilities: What Are the Gains from Trade?’
19. Daan P. van Soest, John A. List and Tim Jeppesen (2006), ‘Shadow Prices, Environmental Stringency, and International Competitiveness’
20. John A. List, Daniel L. Millimet, Per G. Fredriksson and W. Warren McHone (2003), ‘Effects of Environmental Regulations on Manufacturing Plant Births: Evidence from a Propensity Score Matching Estimator’
21. Michael Greenstone (2002), ‘The Impacts of Environmental Regulations on Industrial Activity: Evidence from the 1970 and 1977 Clear Air Act Amendments and the Census of Manufactures’
22. Josh Ederington, Arik Levinson and Jenny Minier (2005), ‘Footloose and Pollution-Free’

B. Environmental Impacts of Pollution Control Policies
23. Janet Currie and Matthew Neidell (2005), ‘Air Pollution and Infant Health: What Can We Learn from California’s Recent Experience?’
24. Maximilian Auffhammer, Antonio M. Bento and Scott E. Lowe (2009), ‘Measuring the Effects of the Clean Air Act Amendments on Ambient PM10 Concentrations: The Critical Importance of a Spatially Disaggregated Analysis’
25. Robert Innes and Abdoul G. Sam (2008), ‘Voluntary Pollution Reductions and the Enforcement of Environmental Law: An Empirical Study of the 33/50 Program’
26. Hilary Sigman (2001), ‘The Pace of Progress at Superfund Sites: Policy Goals and Interest Group Influence’
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