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Economic Incentive Approaches to Air Pollution Control (1981)

Paper Number: EE-0453

Document Date: 02/01/1981

Author(s):  Smith, Jr., Willard, Lorang, Rodney

Subject Area(s):

Economic Analysis, Air Pollution, Economic Incentives

Keywords: Economic Analysis, Air Pollution, Economic Incentives

Abstract: 

This draft report was prepared to respond to the requirements of Section 405(g) of the Clean Air Act for a general report on economic incentive approaches to air pollution control, but was never issued. The draft includes five chapters and an appendix, as follows: 

Chapter 1: Describes the then existing environmental program for controlling air pollution. 

Chapter 2: Introduces the economic approaches that are discussed in the draft report. 

Chapter 3: Discusses the key considerations that are important for selecting and designing economic approaches. 

Chapter 4: Describes the economic approaches that EPA was then using or considering, and summarizes the results of studies of the feasibility of using economic approaches in other cases.  

Chapter 5: Discuses the conclusions that EPA was then considering regarding the use of economic approaches, and identifies the steps that were then prohibited or inhibited by the then current provisions of the Clean Air Act. 

Appendix: Describes the studies discussed in Chapter 4 in greater detail.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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    This draft report was prepared to respond to the requirements of Section 405(g) of the Clean Air Act for a general report on economic incentive approaches to air pollution control, but was never issued