Environmental Effectiveness of Voluntary Approaches: Does the Number of Participants Matter?

CESAER Working Paper No. 2004/2

10 Pages Posted: 9 May 2005

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Naoufel Mzoughi

INRA Ecodéveloppement

Gilles Grolleau

Montpellier SupAgro and Researcher at LAMETA

Douadia Bougherara

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Luc Thiebaut

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) - CESAER

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

A poorly-selected level of pollution per firm can lead to a sub-optimal net effect on the environment. We define the optimal individual pollution level required for participants to maximize overall environmental effectiveness. We stress several implications for economic policy.

Keywords: Voluntary instruments, Environmental effectiveness, Environmental policy

JEL Classification: K32, Q28

Suggested Citation

Mzoughi, Naoufel and Grolleau, Gilles and Bougherara, Douadia and Thiebaut, Luc, Environmental Effectiveness of Voluntary Approaches: Does the Number of Participants Matter? (2004). CESAER Working Paper No. 2004/2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=717541 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.717541

Naoufel Mzoughi (Contact Author)

INRA Ecodéveloppement ( email )

Domaine Saint-Paul - Site Agroparc
Avignon cedex 9, 84914
France

Gilles Grolleau

Montpellier SupAgro and Researcher at LAMETA ( email )

France

Douadia Bougherara

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Luc Thiebaut

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) - CESAER ( email )

26 Bd Dr Petitjean
Dijon Cedex, 21079
France

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