Priceline for Pollution: Auctions to Allocate Public Pollution Control Dollars

75 Pages Posted: 26 May 2010

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Robert W. Adler

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: May 25, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Auctions, Auction Theory, Pollution, Pollution Control, Environmental Protection, Pollution Control Markets

Suggested Citation

Adler, Robert W., Priceline for Pollution: Auctions to Allocate Public Pollution Control Dollars (May 25, 2010). William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 34, No. 3, p. 745, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1615589

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