Whither Markets for Environmental Regulation of Air, Water, and Land?
RFF First Wednesday Seminar
December 5, 2012
About the Event
Over the past 60 years, environmental economists have pioneered the idea of market-based approaches to solving environmental problems. Regulators have implemented market-based programs for air pollution, water pollution, land management, and other environmental policy problems at local, state, federal, and—in the case of greenhouse gas regulation—international levels. Some applications hew more closely than others to ideal market-based policy design, as defined by economic theory, and programs have met with varying degrees of success. As part of RFF's Resources 2020
lecture series—our 60th anniversary exploration of how economic inquiry can address future environmental challenges—panelists at this seminar discussed what we can learn from successful and unsuccessful applications of market-based policy and its desirability, feasibility, and design in the future. The panel included RFF experts on environmental markets for air, water, and land, as well as leaders in the policy community with diverse experience on these issues.
, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
, Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future
, Research Director and Thomas J. Klutznick Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Sally Katzen, Senior Advisor, Podesta Group
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
C. Boyden Gray, Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
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