This study examines the optimum automotive emission control levels within a marginal benefit-cost framework. It is assumed that benefits consist of market and nonmarket components. Cost of control is estimated from historical and projected data as published in the literature. The results of the analyses indicate that even with a high estimate of benefits, the economically optimal vehicle emission levels are strikingly less severe than those required by the 1970 Clean Air Act.

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    Academic Press Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Schwing, R C
    • Southworth, B W
    • von Buseck, C R
    • Jackson, C J
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Accession Number: 00322305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM