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Comparaison des politiques de l'eau en matière de pollution industrielle en France et en Allemagne


  • Valérie Castay
  • François Destandau
  • Michael Klein
  • Patrick Point


France and Germany have developed their own water pollution policies which combine to varying degrees incentives-based instruments and effluent limits. However, organisational traditions as well as demographic and geographical particularities have led to the implementation of different arrangements between regulatory tools. In this paper, we first describe both of the systems. In a practical case we then compare the financial burden a firm would bear in France and Germany. We conclude that, in Germany, the system provides more incentives. Classification JEL : D62, H21, Q25.

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  • Valérie Castay & François Destandau & Michael Klein & Patrick Point, 2001. "Comparaison des politiques de l'eau en matière de pollution industrielle en France et en Allemagne," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(4), pages 625-640.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_014_0625

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    water pollution; tax; standard; subsidy; France; Germany;

    JEL classification:

    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water


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