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Regulation and Control of Hazardous Wastes


  • Hans W. Gottinger


Hazardous waste regulations require disposal in approved dumpsites, where environmental consequences are minimal but entry may be privately very costly. Imperfect policing of regulations makes the socially more costly option illicit disposal preferable form the perspective of the private decision maker. The existence of the waste disposal decision, its economic nature, production independence, and the control over environmental damage are key issues in the economics of hazardous waste management. This paper models a profit maximising, hazardous waste generating, monopolistic firm, a welfare maximizing regulatory agency, and investigates their behaviourial interactions.

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  • Hans W. Gottinger, 1994. "Regulation and Control of Hazardous Wastes," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 130(I), pages 63-88, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ses:arsjes:1994-i-4

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    1. Hans Gottinger, 1996. "A model of principal-agency control of wastes under technological progress," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 7(3), pages 263-286, April.

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