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EPA's Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis: 1981-1986 (1987)

Paper Number: EE-0222

Document Date: 08/01/1987

Author(s):  USEPA, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Economic Studies Branch

Subject Area(s): Economic Analysis,  Air Quality, Water Quality, Benefit Analysis, Economic Impacts, Benefit-Cost Analysis

Keywords: Economic Analysis,  Air Quality, Water Quality, Benefit Analysis, Economic Impacts, Benefit-Cost Analysis

Abstract: 

This report describes the contributions that benefit-cost analysis has made to EPA's regulatory process, the various statutory provisions that affect EPA's use of these analyses in regulatory decision making, and how EPA is working to improve future benefit-cost analyses. Includes executive summaries of 15 benefit-cost analyses discussed in the report.

This report also available at National Service Center for Environmental Publications.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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  • EPA's Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis: 1981-1986 (1987) (PDF)(114 pp, 402 K, 08/01/1987, EE-0222, EPA-230-05-87-028)
    This report describes the contributions that benefit-cost analysis has made to EPA's regulatory process, the various statutory provisions that affect EPA's use of these analyses in regulatory decision making, and how EPA is working to improve future benefit-cost analyses. Includes executive summaries of 15 benefit-cost analyses discussed in the report.