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The Economics of Regional Water Quality Management

Series: RFF Water Policy Set

By: Allen V Kneese (Author)

215 pages, black & white illustrations

Resources for the Future

Hardback | Jan 2011 | #201762 | ISBN-13: 9781617260841
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NHBS Price: £69.99 $88/€83 approx

About this book

The Economics of Regional Water Quality Management was originally published in 1964.

"The core of Kneese's argument can be summarized as follows. Water pollution is a classic example of a 'technological external diseconomy.' By virtue of a technical link between production processes, the costs of a given action are borne by economic units other than those performing the action. Specifically, in water pollution a waste discarder pays nothing for the use of a valuable resource and imposes economic costs on other economic units downstream [...] The book contains many provocative and useful notions, including some well-stated counters to an extreme 'conservation' position [...] the book is an important contribution to resource economics, and I expect its readers will find it a sound investment [...]"
- Irving Hoch, University of California, Berkeley


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