Tradable permits with incomplete monitoring - Evidence from Santiago's particulate permits program
AbstractI explore the advantages of tradable emission permits over uniform emission standards when the regulator has incomplete information on firms’ emissions and costs of production and abatement (e.g., air pollution in large cities). Because the regulator only observes each firm’s abatement technology but neither its emissions nor its output, there are cases in which standards can lead to lower emissions and, hence, welfare dominate permits. I then empirically examine these issues using evidence from a particulate permits market in Santiago, Chile.
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- Montero, J-P., 2004. "Tradable Permits with Incomplete Monitoring: Evidence from Santiago’s Particulate Permits Program," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0457, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
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