Title: Comparing environmental policy instruments in the presence of imperfect compliance - a case study
Authors: Rousseau, Sandra ×
Proost, Stef #
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Environmental & resource economics vol:32 issue:3 pages:337-365
Abstract: In this paper, we aim to include rule making, implementation, monitoring and enforcement costs into the cost comparison of policy instruments. We use a simple partial equilibrium model and apply it to the textile industry. The model includes discrete abatement functions and costly monitoring and enforcement. The case study uses individual firm data to simulate the differences in abatement costs and compliance decisions between firms. We compare combinations of regulatory instruments (emission taxes, emission standards and technology standards) and enforcement instruments (criminal fines, civil fines and transaction offers). We show that the inclusion of information, monitoring and enforcement costs indeed alters the relative cost efficiency of the different instruments.
ISSN: 0924-6460
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Energy, Transport and Environment, Leuven
× corresponding author
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