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Environmental and Resource Policy for Consumer Durables


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 534)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Marco Runkel
    Pages 1-10
  3. Marco Runkel
    Pages 11-46
  4. Marco Runkel
    Pages 139-183
  5. Marco Runkel
    Pages 185-188
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-197

About this book


A recent line of research in environmental and resource economics deals with the analysis of the so-called product-related environmental policy, i.e. the regulation of certain product characteristics which are mainly determined by producers and which influence the impact of consumption goods on the environment. In this line of literature, only little attention has been paid to the role of product durability. The present study aims at filling this gap. It investigates the relationship between (built-in) product durability, production emissions, solid consumption waste and recycling. The main task is to identify inefficiencies in the durability choice of producers and to assess regulatory policies which aim at correcting for such market failure.


Consumer Durables Market Failure Product Durability Recycling Regulatory Policies Resource Policy Solid Consumption Waste production

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MunichMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmental and Resource Policy for Consumer Durables
  • Authors Marco Runkel
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-20569-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-17011-9
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Economics
    Economic Policy
    Industrial Organization
    Public Economics
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