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The Design of Regulations Expressed as Ratios or Percentage Quotas

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Regulations (such as pollution standards) are frequently expressed as a uniform ratio between a target variable and a base variable. The efficient form of such regulations is firm-specific. When firms are very different in size, large firms typically should face a relatively more stringent constraint, but this ranking may easily reverse when firms are more similar. Efficiency costs of uniform ratio standards are calculated. Copyright 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • McKitrick, Ross, 2001. "The Design of Regulations Expressed as Ratios or Percentage Quotas," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 19(3), pages 295-305, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:19:y:2001:i:3:p:295-305
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    1. Aaron Hatcher, 2007. "Firm behaviour under pollution ratio standards with non-compliance," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 38(1), pages 89-98, September.
    2. Don Fullerton & Garth Heutel, 2010. "The General Equilibrium Incidence of Environmental Mandates," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 2(3), pages 64-89, August.

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