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Nonpoint source pollution, space, time, and asymmetric information, a deposit refund approach

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  • Goetz, Renan U.

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  • Berga, Dolors

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The incorporation of space allows the establishment of a more precise relationship between a contaminating input, a contaminating byproduct and emissions that reach the final receptor. However, the presence of asymmetric information impedes the implementation of the first-best policy. As a solution to this problem a site specific deposit refund system for the contaminating input and the contaminating byproduct are proposed. Moreover, the utilization of a successive optimization technique first over space and second over time enables definition of the optimal intertemporal site specific deposit refund system.

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  • Goetz, Renan U. & Berga, Dolors, 2004. "Nonpoint source pollution, space, time, and asymmetric information, a deposit refund approach," Working Papers of the Department of Economics, University of Girona 10, Department of Economics, University of Girona.
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    Keywords

    nonpoint source pollution; spatial economics; deposit refund system; asymmetric information;

    JEL classification:

    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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