EFFICIENCY AND EQUITY CONSIDERATIONS IN THE FINANCING OF NOISE ABATEMENT ACTIVITIES AT AIRPORTS

This paper reviews a set of taxing alternatives to finance actions intended to reduce noise around airports and discusses cost differences in administering these alternatives as well as the various degrees of their incidence. In evaluating these alternatives, particular attention is devoted to their economic efficiency and equity implications. Assuming that the price system can provide incentives for airlines, airport authorities or public agencies at different levels to reduce noise exposire, the author states that a better approximation to efficiency and an equity standard which imposed the costs on the offending parties could be achieved by use of a marginal cost pricing scheme thus favoring a form of financial arrangement which includes the efficiency gains of a decibel landing charge and the relatively modest administration costs of an impacted airport head tax. /DOT/

  • Authors:
    • Straszheim, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00126313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM