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Water Pollution and Abstraction and Economic Instruments.

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The paper assesses the potential role for economic instruments in the regulation of water pollution and abstraction in the light of the UK government's discussion documents. Economic instruments offer the potential for greater cost efficiency in achieving environmental targets than existing command-and-control methods. Applying economic instruments in the water context, however, is complex, because the location of pollution sources is critical and because of the interactions between pollutant...

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Journal:
Oxford Review of Economic Policy
Volume:
14
Publication date:
1998
URN:
uuid:502f43d2-a169-4a14-9015-29ce9a457354
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11286
Language:
English

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