Nonpoint source pollution, space, time, and asymmetric information, a deposit refund approach
AbstractThe incorporation of space allows the establishment of a more precise relationship between a contaminating input, a contaminating byproduct and emissions that reach the final receptor. However, the presence of asymmetric information impedes the implementation of the first-best policy. As a solution to this problem a site specific deposit refund system for the contaminating input and the contaminating byproduct are proposed. Moreover, the utilization of a successive optimization technique first over space and second over time enables definition of the optimal intertemporal site specific deposit refund system.
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nonpoint source pollution; spatial economics; deposit refund system; asymmetric information;
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