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Contents Figures and Tables Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction Describing the Evolution The Evolution of Emissions Trading The Evolution of Design Features An Overview of the Book 2. The Conceptual Framework The Regulatory Dilemma The Cost-Effectiveness Framework Cost-Effective Permit Markets The Role of Transactions Costs The Role of Administrative Costs The Role of Technical Change Summary 3. The Consequences of Emissions Trading The Nature of the Evidence Ex Ante Evaluations: The Evidence Ex Post Evaluations: The Evidence Summary 4. The Spatial Dimension Difficulties in Implementing an Ambient Permit System Possible Alternatives Summary 5. The Temporal Dimension Borrowing, Banking, and the Nature of the Environmental Target Linking Emissions and Pollutant Concentrations The Role of Banking and Borrowing Strategies for Controlling Seasonal or Episodic Peaks Summary 6. The Initial Allocation Initial Allocation Approaches Comparing the Allocation Approaches Cost-Effectiveness Implications of the Initial Allocation Summary 7. Market Power Permit Price Manipulation: Conceptual Models Leveraging Power Between Output and Permit Markets Ex Ante Simulations Results from Experimental Studies Mechanisms for Controlling Market Power Programmatic Design Features That Affect Market Power Summary 8. Monitoring and Enforcement The Nature of the Domestic Enforcement Process The Nature of the International Enforcement Process The Economics of Enforcement Current Enforcement Practice Summary 9. Lessons Lessons About Program Effectiveness Lessons About Instrument Choice and Program Design Concluding Comments References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Emissions trading -- United States.
Air -- Pollution -- Government policy -- United States.
Environmental impact charges -- United States.