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The optimal initial allocation of pollution permits: a relative performance approach

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  • Ian Mackenzie & Nick Hanley & Tatiana Kornienko, 2008. "The optimal initial allocation of pollution permits: a relative performance approach," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 39(3), pages 265-282, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:39:y:2008:i:3:p:265-282
    DOI: 10.1007/s10640-007-9125-4
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    Keywords

    Relative performance; Initial allocation; Pollution permits; Auctions; Rank-order contests; Q53; Q58; C72;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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