Priceline for Pollution: Auctions to Allocate Public Pollution Control Dollars
Robert W. Adler
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
May 25, 2010
William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 34, No. 3, p. 745, 2010
In addition to regulatory strategies, the federal government has spent large amounts of money to pay for or to subsidize pollution control and other environmental measures. Although those expenditures have often achieved environmental improvements, they have not always done so as cost effectively as possible. The use of auctions to distribute funds could significantly improve the cost effectiveness of public spending programs for environmental protection, as it has in other areas of government procurement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 75
Keywords: Auctions, Auction Theory, Pollution, Pollution Control, Environmental Protection, Pollution Control MarketsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 26, 2010
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