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EXPLAINING COOPERATION IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Kelly Tiller and Paul Jakus ()

No 20065, 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: As traditional methods of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) become increasingly expensive due to increased regulation, many local governments are considering cooperation as a waste management strategy. A theoretical model is used to specify a partial observability probability model in which the decision Tennessee counties made to form either a single-county solid waste region or a multi-county region. We find that, while economies of scale may be a factor in the consolidation decision, current and future levels of solid waste services are statistically more important.

Keywords: Public; Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21
Date: 2004
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.20065

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