EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies

Ian Parry (), Hilary Sigman (), Margaret Walls () and Roberton Williams ()

Departmental Working Papers from Rutgers University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper explores the distribution of costs and benefits of pollution control policies across income groups. It begins by providing a conceptual framework for understanding and measuring the burden on different income groups from the costs of alternative emissions control instruments. It then summarizes various empirical studies on how the costs of emissions taxes, emissions permits, and command and control policies are distributed across households. Turning to benefits, it discusses literature on the distribution of existing pollution costs and the implications of these results for the distribution of benefits from environmental policies. Finally, it considers three ways in which distributional considerations might be integrated into traditional cost/benefit analyses of environmental policies.

Keywords: Environment; Distributional effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-05-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene and nep-env
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (40) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sas.rutgers.edu/virtual/snde/wp/2005-04.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies (2005) Downloads
Working Paper: The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies (2005) Downloads
Working Paper: The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies (2005) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rut:rutres:200504

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Departmental Working Papers from Rutgers University, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2020-01-27
Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:200504