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The economic analysis of voluntary approaches to environmental protection. A survey

Brau, Rinaldo - Carraro, Carlo (2004) The economic analysis of voluntary approaches to environmental protection. A survey. Working Paper. CRENoS.

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Abstract

This paper surveys the recent literature on voluntary (or negotiated) approaches as an environmental policy tool. Rather than adopting a positive perspective and describing different types of voluntary approaches (VAs) and their main features or their pros and cons, this survey focuses on the economic incentives for firms or industries to adopt VAs. The consequent role that VAs may play within a set of policy tools designed to address environmental problems is then assessed. A careful understanding of the economic incentives that induce a firm to sign a VA is indeed crucial to identify and design the policy mix that makes the VA both environmentally effective and economically efficient.

Item Type:Technical Report / Working Paper / Project Report (Working Paper)
Publisher:CRENoS
Date:2004
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > CRENoS Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/02 Politica economica
Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/06 Economia applicata
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental policy, Environmental protection, VAs
ID Code:229
Deposited On:10 Nov 2008 09:09

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