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Author Button, Kenneth J. (Kenneth John), 1948-

Title Transport, the environment and economic policy / Kenneth Button
Published Aldershot : Edward Elgar, [1993]


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Description x, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction. 1.1. Background. 1.2. The Economist's Interest in the Environment. 1.3. The Book -- 2. The Transport System and Transport Policy. 2.2. The Scale of the Sector. 2.3. The Transport Mix. 2.4. Financing Transport. 2.5. The Policy-making Institutions -- 3. The Environmental Effects of Transport. 3.2. The Physical Impact on the Environment. 3.3. The Main Forms of Environmental Impact. 3.4. Evolving Trends -- 4. Evaluating the Environment. 4.2. Total Value. 4.3. Methods of Evaluation. 4.4. The Environmental Costs of Transport -- 5. Economic Causes of Environmental Degradation. 5.2. The Traditional Framework. 5.3. Externalities. 5.4. The Question of Property Rights -- 6. Intervention Failures. 6.2. The Concept of Intervention Failures. 6.3. Forms of Intervention Failure
6.4. The Problems of Predicting Future Trends -- 7. Instruments of Economic Policy: Fiscal Tools. 7.1. Fiscal Instruments. 7.2. Emissions Charges. 7.3. Tradeable (Marketable) Permits. 7.4. The Case for Road Pricing. 7.5. Fuel Taxation and Licence Fees. 7.6. Subsidies -- 8. Non-fiscal Policy Instruments. 8.2. Regulations. 8.3. Charges versus Standards. 8.4. Land-Use and Transport Planning. 8.5. Investments. 8.6. Physical Traffic Management. 8.7. Alternatives to Transport. 8.8. Transhipment and Consolidation. 8.9. Information and Attitudes -- 9. Political Economy of Policy. 9.2. The Question of Efficiency. 9.3. Some Theories of Policy Making. 9.4. The International Dimension
Summary Transport is generally recognized to have a serious impact on the global environment, an issue that is attracting world wide attention in the 1990s. This important book sheds new light on the environmental costs of transport. It discusses all modes of transport and their effects on major problems such as greenhouse gases, depletion of non-renewable resources, urban sprawl, acid rain and oil spillage. Drawing on the most recent research in environmental economics, it discusses problems of regulation and the implications for economic policy. This genuinely international and comparative book will be essential reading for economists, transport planners, policy makers and environmental scientists
Analysis Environment Effects of Transport
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [153]-161
Subject Transportation and state -- Europe.
Transportation and state.
Transportation -- Environmental aspects -- Europe.
Transportation -- Environmental aspects.
LC no. 93179949
ISBN 1852784431