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Nonregulatory Approaches to the Environment: Coasean and Pigouvian Perspectives

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  • H. Spencer Banzhaf
  • Timothy Fitzgerald
  • Kurt Schnier

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This article introduces a symposium on decentralized approaches to environmental management. These approaches include voluntary contributions to public goods, bundling contributions with private goods, and bundling the use of the environment with private goods. The article compares and contrasts the Coasean property rights perspective on such arrangements with the Pigouvian perspective of public economic theory. It further evaluates the efficiency of such arrangements through the lens of the excludability and nonrivalry problems, which are common to both perspectives. We conclude that both perspectives provide important insights for a comparative analysis of nonregulatory and regulatory approaches.(JEL: D23, D62, H23) Copyright 2013, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.

Volume (Year): 7 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 238-258

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Handle: RePEc:oup:renvpo:v:7:y:2013:i:2:p:238-258

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  1. Ian A. MacKenzie & Markus Ohndorf, 2014. "Coasean Bargaining in the Presence of Pigouvian Taxation: Revisiting the Buchanan-Stubblebine-Turvey Theorem," Discussion Papers Series 515, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.

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