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The Oil Spill Size of Tanker and Barge Accidents: Determinants and Policy Implications

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  • Eric E. Anderson
  • Wayne K. Talley
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    This paper investigates determinants of the oil cargo spill size of tanker and tank barge vessel accidents, utilizing detailed data of individual vessel accidents in U.S. waters. The effectiveness of various Coast Guard enforcement methods are examined as well as the effects of various vessel-related factors, the price of oil, and the price of vessel repair. The results suggest that Coast Guard pollution detection activity is effective at the margin in reducing tank barge (but not in reducing tanker) accident spill size and that tanker accident spill size is less for U.S. than for foreign flag tankers.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

    Volume (Year): 71 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 216-228

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:71:y:1995:i:2:p:216-228

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    2. maurice moffett & alok k. bohara & kishore gawande, 2005. "Governance and Performance: Theory-Based Evidence from US Coast Guard Inspections," Public Economics 0505002, EconWPA.
    3. Dietrich Earnhart, 2009. "The influence of facility characteristics and permit conditions on the effectiveness of environmental regulatory deterrence," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 247-273, December.
    4. Ayla Ogus, 2005. "Estimating the Size of Oil Tanker Spills," Others 0504003, EconWPA.
    5. Michael W. Toffel, 2008. "Coerced Confessions: Self-Policing in the Shadow of the Regulator," Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(1), pages 45-71, May.
    6. Earnhart, Dietrich & Segerson, Kathleen, 2012. "The influence of financial status on the effectiveness of environmental enforcement," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 96(9-10), pages 670-684.
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