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Issue in pollution control: interplant cost differences and economies of scale.

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Abstract

Seeks evidence concerning the issues of the relative efficiencies of different institutional arrangements for pollution control and the implications of control requirements for economies of scale and barriers to entry. Data is derived from the estimation of a production function for 30 pulp and paper mills in Wisconsin and Michigan. Concludes that the systematic differences in marginal treatment costs for different mills are evidence of serious inefficiencies resulting from the current (US) system of pollution control regulation. The positive association of pollution control intensity with economies of scale suggests that any pollution control regime has some negative allocational effects in this industry (and presumably others). -K.Turner

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Issue in pollution control: interplant cost differences and economies of scale.
Series title:
Land Economics
Volume
57
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1
Last page:
17
Number of Pages:
17