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The Economic Impact of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

Dale W. Jorgenson and Peter Wilcoxen

The Energy Journal, 1993, vol. Volume 14, issue Number 1, 159-182

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to quantify the economic impact of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The long-run cost of environmental regulations enacted prior to 1990 amounts to 2.59% of the U.S. national product. The new legislation will reduce the national product by a further 0.6% when the impact is complete. Electric utilities and primary metals industries will be especially hard hit by this legislation.

JEL-codes: F0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1993
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