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Lowering the cost of pollution control versus controlling pollution: A comment

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Brooks, MA, Lowering the cost of pollution control versus controlling pollution: A comment, Public Choice, 110, (1-2) pp. 163-172. ISSN 0048-5829 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1023/A:1013077207011

Abstract

Dwight Lee (1999) shows that the collectivity may be better, not worse off, when a technically "inefficient" pollution abatement technology is adopted. The purpose of this note is twofold. First, to show that once rent-seeking is incorporated into the analysis, Lee's qualified support for a technically inefficient pollution abatement technology is at best problematic, and at worst flawed. Second, to demonstrate that it is possible to make a less problematic normative case in favour of the adoption of the technically inefficient abatement policy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Environment and Resource Economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
Author:Brooks, MA (Associate Professor Michael Brooks)
ID Code:25470
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-25
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