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Regulation by Prices, Quantities, or Both: A Review of Instrument Choice.

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Choosing appropriate policy instruments is an important part of successful regulation. Once objectives are agreed and suitable targets adopted, policy-makers can employ command-and-control regulation and/or economic instruments, and choose between fixing a price or a quantity. This paper examines the relative advantages of price, quantity, and hybrid instruments according to: their efficiency under uncertainty; the trade-off between credible commitment and flexibility; implementation; interna...

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Journal:
Oxford Review of Economic Policy
Volume:
22
Publication date:
2006-01-01
URN:
uuid:c420462c-a15e-4927-a513-848c94763fff
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12828

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