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Are Cap-and-Trade Programs more Environmentally Effective than Conventional Regulation?

This paper explores the consequences of cap-and-trade policies, where the total air pollutant emissions of a whole set of polluters are limited, and they are allowed to trade among themselves for the right to pollute up to the cap. The paper focuses on whether these policies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. The article provides background on the policies of U.S. cap-and-trade programs and provides a policy analysis of the effectiveness of these programs.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-02-28 18:48:59
Description This paper explores the consequences of cap-and-trade policies, where the total air pollutant emissions of a whole set of polluters are limited, and they are allowed to trade among themselves for the right to pollute up to the cap. The paper focuses on whether these policies have been effective in addressing environmental problems. The article provides background on the policies of U.S. cap-and-trade programs and provides a policy analysis of the effectiveness of these programs.
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Source Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keyword Air quality
Selector Conlin
Date Of Record Creation 2004-04-13 14:02:23
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Date Last Modified 2008-05-31 16:10:30
Creator Ellerman, A. Denny
Language EN
Date Record Checked: 2004-04-13 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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