ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICY: THE AUTOMOBILE POLLUTION CASE

This book presents an economist's approach to the problem of auto pollution controls. The tools and concepts of economic analysis are combined with available technological, medical, economic, and other data in a framework that can organize these data to suggest the relative merits of alternative solutions to the policy problem. Factors examined include the benfits of pollution abatement, the costs of implementing a system of pollution abatement, the question of fuel consumption and fuel composition, the demand for motoring, and the cost and effectiveness of technical alternatives such as abatement devices and unconventional propulsion systems. A sensible pollution control stratgy must consist of programs at the national, state, and regional level, designed to match the costs of abatement to anticipated benefits for each area. The speed of technological progress and the cost of the programs favor the effluent charge approach at both federal and state level.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

    55 Haywood Street
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142-1493
  • Authors:
    • Dewees, D N
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 214 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM