Government Regulation and Economics

  • Brian Goff
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 21)


In 1994 the U.S. District Court of Texas on behalf of the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers penalized a 73 year old retiree. As part of the judgement, the court forced him to post a large sign on the highway in front of his house. It read,

“Wetlands Restoration: Illegal fill material, deposited without required permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by M. Van Leuzen, is being removed by the filler at his own expense. In addition, the Wetlands shall be revegetated and civil penalties paid. Final restoration of the property, including relocation of the house, shall be funded by M. Van Leuzen.”


Monetary Policy Regulatory Policy Government Spending Macroeconomic Policy Aggregate Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Goff
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsWestern Kentucky UniversityUSA

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