Environmental and Public Economics : Essays in Honor of Wallace E. Oates

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In this collection of essays honoring the work of Wallace E. Oates, contributors apply his ideas and insights to a range of problems. Chapters on environmental economics assess environmental policy in today's conservative era and analyze environmental taxes, environmental federalism, and policy instruments. Chapters on public economics investigate vouchers for private schools, capitalization, and urban growth controls. Other subjects examined include intergovernmental grants in South Africa, and public pensions in the EU. The editors are affiliated with the University of Maryland-College Park, and Resources for the Future in Washington, DC. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858986111
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 342

Table of Contents

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List of contributors
1 On environmental policy for a conservative era 3
2 Environmental federalism: welfare losses from uniform national drinking water standards 13
3 The case for a two-part instrument: presumptive tax and environmental subsidy 32
4 Tax-interactions, revenue-recycling, and the efficiency impacts of pollution-abatement policies 58
5 The positive political economy of instrument choice in environmental policy 89
6 Does nature limit environmental federalism? 126
7 Modeling urban growth controls 151
8 Congestion and taxation in lumpy countries 169
9 The effects of educational vouchers when schools track students by ability 189
10 On designing intergovernmental transfers with an application in the new South Africa 222
11 Public pensions in the EU: migration incentives and impacts 253
12 Early American federalism and economic development, 1790-1840 283
13 Capitalization and efficiency 310
Wallace E. Oates: published books and papers 327
Index 335
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