Economic Incentives for Controlling Trade-Related Biological Invasions in the Great Lakes

Ballast water from commercial ships engaged in international trade has been implicated as the primary invasion pathway in over 60 percent of new introductions of invasive alien species (IAS) in the Great Lakes since 1960. Recent policies have recognized that IAS are a form of biological pollution and have become focused on preventing new introductions. Given that emissions-based incentives are infeasible for the case of biological emissions, we investigate the cost-effectiveness of various performance proxy-based and technology-based economic incentives to reduce the threat of new invasions of Ponto-Caspian species in the Great Lakes.


Issue Date:
2005-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/10200
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 34, Number 1
Page range:
75-89
Total Pages:
15




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