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Tradeoff at the trough TMDL’s and the evolving status of water quality policy

In this work, a host of distinguished scholars from Europe and the US examines a range of topical issues in environmental and resource economics. Employing cutting-edge tools, they take a look at some of the most significant international and domestic issues at the forefront of public policy debates. The volume has two main themes: environmental policy making within a federalist context; and valuation issues, including experimental design. Beyond this, the 16 chapters give an overview of developments in the field and present important views on pressing policy issues. Many of the chapters offer innovative approaches and contain original empirical or experimental evidence which may have considerable implications for environmental policy. As a whole, the volume provides the reader with a keen understanding of some of the most important theoretical and empirical work in environmental federalism, valuation and a number of other pertinent areas.


Mansfield, C., & Smith, VK. (2002). Tradeoff at the trough: TMDL’s and the evolving status of water quality policy. In JA. List, & A. de Zeeuw (Eds.), Recent Advances in Environmental Economics Cheltenhen, UK: Edward Elgar.