Application of Technological Control Measures on Vehicle Pollution: A Cost-Benefit Analysis in China

25 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2005

See all articles by Paulo A. L. D. Nunes

Paulo A. L. D. Nunes

University of Padova - Dipartimento Territorio e Sistemi Agro Forestali (TeSAF)

Qiang Wu

Johns Hopkins University - Bologna Center

Date Written: January 2005

Abstract

For the past two-decades, China has experienced strong, continuous economic growth. At the same time, the number of motor vehicles in China has rapidly increased. As a direct result of such a phenomenon, China has been registering significant increases in air pollution. In spite of recent advances in air pollution control, it remains a serious problem for China's major cities, and constitutes an important issue in the agenda of its policy makers. The object of this paper is to explore the use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to evaluate and rank alternative policy scenarios regarding the control of air pollution emitted by motor vehicles. The empirical analysis carried out relates specifically to the Chinese context, over a twenty year period, from 2001 to 2020, and focuses on emission changes of the following three principal pollutants: CO, HC and NOx.

Keywords: Vehicle, pollution, CO, HC, NOx, scenario, standard, cost, benefit, China

JEL Classification: O33, O53

Suggested Citation

Dias Nunes, Paulo Augusto and Wu, Qiang, Application of Technological Control Measures on Vehicle Pollution: A Cost-Benefit Analysis in China (January 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=648608 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.648608

Paulo Augusto Dias Nunes (Contact Author)

University of Padova - Dipartimento Territorio e Sistemi Agro Forestali (TeSAF) ( email )

Legnaro, Padova 35020
Italy

Qiang Wu

Johns Hopkins University - Bologna Center ( email )

Via Belmeloro 11
40126 Bologna
Italy

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
198
Abstract Views
2,568
rank
167,591
PlumX Metrics