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An econometric model of the U.S. secondary copper industry: Recycling versus disposal

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

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Abstract

In this paper, a theoretical model of secondary recovery is developed that integrates microeconomic theories of production and cost with a dynamic model of scrap generation and accumulation. The model equations are estimated for the U.S. secondary copper industry and used to assess the impacts that various policies and future events have on copper recycling rates. The alternatives considered are: subsidies for secondary production, differing energy costs, and varying ore quality in primary production. ?? 1990.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An econometric model of the U.S. secondary copper industry: Recycling versus disposal
Series title:
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume
7
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
First page:
123
Last page:
141
Number of Pages:
19