Effectiveness of policy against illegal disposal of waste

Shinkuma, Takayoshi & Managi, Shunsuke (2012) Effectiveness of policy against illegal disposal of waste. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 14(2), pp. 123-145.

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Our objective is to analyze the effectiveness, against the illegal disposal of waste, of a licensing system that has been introduced in a waste management policy. We theoretically find enforcement leverage in the licensing system, and then examine the theoretical result empirically. The results suggest that extending liability to disposers, which forms the basis of the enforcement leverage, deters illegal disposal more effectively than increasing penalties for illegal disposal. We also obtain evidence of transboundary movement of illegal disposal, and find how the court determines penalties for illegal disposal.

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ID Code: 75442
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Disposers and waste management; Enforcement leverage; Environmental regulations
DOI: 10.1007/s10018-011-0024-0
ISSN: 1867-383X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 02:02
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 23:15

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