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Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Ramón López and Michael A. Toman


This paper examines the record of urban population growth, health, and health care spending in developing countries; describes the linkage between urban air pollution and health; and weighs policy responses to reduce stationary and mobile source air pollution. The stylized facts of developing countries necessitate adaptation and working within the limitations of each country, and argue for a preference towards applying economic incentive approaches to stationary source problems. A variety of incentive and control and command policies are available to reduce the emissions from mobile sources. A ... More

Keywords: population growth, air pollution, emissions, tradable permits

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199298006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199298009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramón López, editor
Professor of Economics at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland at College Park
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Michael A. Toman, editor
Adjunct Faculty Member, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and Bren School of the Environment, University of California, Santa Barbara

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