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The Economics of Pollution Control in the Asia Pacific

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

Edited By: R Mendelsohn and D Shaw

354 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #49227 | ISBN: 185898307X
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As this volume demonstrates, citizens of rapidly developing Taiwan and Korea are willing to pay substantial amounts for the protection and improvement of air and water quality, and face potentially huge losses from global climate change. A number of the papers also point to some cost effective alternatives for helping to reduce global greenhouse gas emission.


Asia Pacific environmental economics, Robert Mendelsohn and Daigee Shaw; the impact of global warming on Pacifc Rim countries, Robert Mendelsohn; the framework convention and climate change policy in Asia, Jonathan Coppel and Hiro Lee; the impact of climate change on rice yield in Taiwan, Huoying Wu; acute health effects of major air pollutants in Taiwan, Daigee Shaw et al; what is the value of reduced morbidity in Taiwan?, Anna Alberini et al; hedonic housing values and benefits of air quality improvement in Taipei, Chung-Hsin Yang; estimation of the benefit of air qualtiy improvements in Seoul - an application of hedonic price technique to the Seoul housing amrket, Seung-Jun Kwak et al; measuring the benfits of air quality improvements in Taipei - comparison of contingent valuation elicitation techniques, alan Yun Lu et al; exploring the value of drinking water protection in Seoul, Seung-Jun Kwak and Clifford S. Russell; demand for environmental quality - comparing models for contingent policy refernedum experiments, Pei-Ing wu and Wen-Hua Huang; politicla economy and pollution regulation - price regulation in open lobbying economies, Kai-Lih Chen; doubtful merits of equal-rate Pigovian taxes and tradeable permits in controlling global pollution, Hirofumi Shibata; difficulty in enforcing efficient prices for regulating shiftable externalities, Jerome Geaun; optimal environmental quality improvement in a multi-goods R&D growth model, Victor T.Y. Hung and Pamela Chang.

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