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Least-Cost Tradeable Risk Permit Scheme for Controlling Risk of Introducing Invasive Alien Species by Shipping

  • Feng, Hongli
  • Hennessy, David A.

The probability of alienspecies invasion is reasonably characterized by a weakest link technology. A tradeableriskpermit system for shippers has been proposed as a means of efficiently reducing this invasion probability. Economic jointness arising from statistical independence among private risks for the weakest link technology implies that the risk instrument to be traded should be linear in the log of firm success probabilities, rather than linear in firm success probabilities.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 35017.

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Date of creation: 29 Mar 2012
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Publication status: Published in Ecological Economics, December 2008, vol. 68 no. 1-2, pp. 532-535
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:35017
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