Incentives for Nonpoint Pollution Control

Emissions-based standards and incentives have received considerable attention in the economic literature on pollution control. However, emissions-based instruments are inappropriate for nonpoint pollution. Two input-based incentive structures for nonpoint pollution control are presented. One is incentive compatible and capable of achieving the ex ante efficient outcome. The second economizes on information but with a corresponding loss of efficiency.


Issue Date:
Aug 05 1990
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/271014
Language:
English
Total Pages:
14




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