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Least-cost tradeable risk permit scheme for controlling risk of introducing invasive alien species by shipping

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  • Feng, Hong Li
  • Hennessy, David A.

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The probability of alien species invasion is reasonably characterized by a weakest link technology. A tradeable risk permit system for shippers has been proposed as a means of efficiently reducing this invasion probability. Economic jointness arising from statistical independence among private risks for the weakest link technology implies that the risk instrument to be traded should be linear in the log of firm success probabilities, rather than linear in firm success probabilities.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

Volume (Year): 68 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (December)
Pages: 532-535

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:68:y:2008:i:1-2:p:532-535

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Keywords: Biological control Independence Linearize Permit trading Risk abatement Uniformly mixed pollutant Weakest link;

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  1. Pimentel, David & Zuniga, Rodolfo & Morrison, Doug, 2005. "Update on the environmental and economic costs associated with alien-invasive species in the United States," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 273-288, February.
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