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The choice of efficient pollution policies: technology and economics in the control of sulphur dioxide

Marin, Alan (1978) The choice of efficient pollution policies: technology and economics in the control of sulphur dioxide. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 5 (1). pp. 44-62. ISSN 0095-0696

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Abstract

This article reexamines the choice between charges and regulations to control pollution, by concentrating on the example of sulphur dioxide. A summary of the technology of this pollutant is followed by a discussion of the informational requirements of alternative policies. Particular attention is paid to the distinction between continuous monitoring and spot checks, to the number of polluters, and to the relationship between inputs to the polluting process and emissions. The final section considers how the issues dealt with would apply to water pollution and concludes that charges are not a priori always preferable to regulations.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescriptio...
Additional Information: © 1978 Elsevier Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Sets: Departments > Economics
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010 12:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30639/

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