Origins of Emissions Trading in Theory and Early Practice

S.E. Weishaar and E. Woerdmann, eds, Handbook on Emissions Trading (Edward Elgar, 2015/16), Forthcoming

21 Pages Posted: 30 May 2015

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Daniel H. Cole

Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Date Written: February 2, 2015

Abstract

This chapter surveys the origins of emissions trading in theory and early practice, from John Dales' initial explication of the instrument through its first large scale experiment in the 1990 US Clean Air Act Amendments.

Keywords: emissions trading, Clean Air Act, instrument choice

JEL Classification: K32, L51, O33, Q25

Suggested Citation

Cole, Daniel H., Origins of Emissions Trading in Theory and Early Practice (February 2, 2015). S.E. Weishaar and E. Woerdmann, eds, Handbook on Emissions Trading (Edward Elgar, 2015/16), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611082

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