Targeting enforcement to improve compliance with environmental regulations

Friesen, Lana (2003) Targeting enforcement to improve compliance with environmental regulations. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 46 1: 72-85. doi:10.1016/S0095-0696(02)00033-5

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Author Friesen, Lana
Title Targeting enforcement to improve compliance with environmental regulations
Journal name Journal of Environmental Economics and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0095-0696
Publication date 2003-07-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0095-0696(02)00033-5
Open Access Status
Volume 46
Issue 1
Start page 72
End page 85
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Abstract By targeting enforcement efforts on specific segments of the regulated community, greater compliance with environmental regulations can be achieved. In this paper, the inspection minimizing targeting scheme with two groups is derived. Firms are moved at random into the target group, while escape from the target group occurs only when an inspection reveals the firm is in compliance. The optimal targeting scheme reduces inspection costs compared with the strategy suggested by Harrington (J. Public Econom. 37 (1988) 29), where firms are moved into the target group on the basis of compliance record. However, the range of parameter values for which the optimal solution is feasible is limited.
Keyword Law enforcement
Environmental regulation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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