Economic Instruments for Air Pollution Control

  • Ger Klaassen
  • Finn R. Førsund

Part of the Economy & Environment book series (ECEN, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xix
  2. National Model Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sherman Robinson, Shankar Subramanian, Jacqueline Geoghegan
      Pages 46-72
  3. National Experiences

  4. International Aspects

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-283

About this book


Economic theory and empirical models suggest that economic instruments should help us to meet environmental goals at lower cost. Practical experience, however, shows that the cost savings of emission trading are smaller than expected and charges usually have had small incentive impacts.
This book gives the first comprehensive review of economic theory, simulation models, and practical experience with the use of economic instruments. The book focuses on air pollution control. Part I examines theoretical aspects and simulation modeling in a national context. Part II surveys the practical experience in a variety of countries. Part III explores international issues, such as joint implementation.
Because of its unique blend of theoretical and empirical research, the book will prove interesting for both economists and those interested in environmental policy.


Air pollution Europe emission emissions environment environmental policy pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Ger Klaassen
    • 1
  • Finn R. Førsund
    • 2
  1. 1.International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisLaxenburgAustria
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4440-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1012-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1019
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