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Title: Economic analysis of air pollution

Abstract

Many urban areas are attempting to control air pollution and may well be misallocating resources in the process. Misallocation will assuredly result in the future unless economic criteria are developed to assist policy makers in their choice of abatement measures and programs. Welfare economics provides a theoretical formulation of how problems of resource allocation can be solved. A mathematical model is presented which allows an approximation of the total cost of air pollution and the cost of specific pollutants to an air shed and its component parts. The zones inflicted with the greatest amount of damage and the pollutants responsible for this damage can be identified.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins
OSTI Identifier:
5406584
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Land Econ.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 42:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; COST; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POLLUTANTS; URBAN AREAS; ECONOMICS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; 530100* - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Social & Economic Studies- (-1989); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Ogden, D C. Economic analysis of air pollution. United States: N. p., 1966. Web. doi:10.2307/3145614.
Ogden, D C. Economic analysis of air pollution. United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3145614
Ogden, D C. Sun . "Economic analysis of air pollution". United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3145614.
@article{osti_5406584,
title = {Economic analysis of air pollution},
author = {Ogden, D C},
abstractNote = {Many urban areas are attempting to control air pollution and may well be misallocating resources in the process. Misallocation will assuredly result in the future unless economic criteria are developed to assist policy makers in their choice of abatement measures and programs. Welfare economics provides a theoretical formulation of how problems of resource allocation can be solved. A mathematical model is presented which allows an approximation of the total cost of air pollution and the cost of specific pollutants to an air shed and its component parts. The zones inflicted with the greatest amount of damage and the pollutants responsible for this damage can be identified.},
doi = {10.2307/3145614},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5406584}, journal = {Land Econ.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 42:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1966},
month = {5}
}