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Economic Instruments of Pollution Control in an Imperfect World: Theory and Implications for Carbon Dioxide Emissions Control in China

By: Tingsong Jiang

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #161939 | ISBN: 1843766256
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In this book, Tingsong Jiang extensively discusses the wider issues of economic instruments of pollution control as well as paying specific attention to the control of carbon dioxide emissions in China.

`This important book by Dr Tingsong Jiang presents a framework for analysing the policies needed to tackle China's myriad of local as well as global environmental problems. It is a rigorous and innovative volume covering theoretical and empirical issues as well as focusing the results of the research directly into current debates on environmental policy in China.'
- From the preface by Warwick McKibbin


Economic instruments of pollution control - an introduction. Part I Economics of pollution control policy: earmarking of pollution charges and the sub-optimality of the Piguovian tax; stochastic general equilibrium and environmental policy choice; effectiveness and efficiency - an assessment of China's environmental protection policy. Part II Carbon Dioxide Emissions Economic Instruments of control: policy choices of internatinal carbon dioxide emissions control; a dynamic general equilibrium model of the Chinese economy; projection of China's carbon dioxide emissions; policy options of carbon dioxide emissions control in China.

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