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RFF Policy and Governance Set


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RFF research on policy includes the evaluation of command-and-control and incentive-based policy instruments, the comparative analyses of different regulatory strategies in a variety of settings, and the performance of alternative policy instruments like voluntary measures. The fourteen books in this collection range from theoretical works on the definition and governance of common property to applied studies on the enforcement of pollution control laws.

The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.

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Collective Decision Making Applications from Public Choice Theory

Collective Decision Making: Applications from Public Choice Theory

1st Edition

Clifford S. Russell
January 19, 2011

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Regional Conflict and National Policy

Regional Conflict and National Policy

1st Edition

Kent A. Price
January 19, 2011

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Representative Government and Environmental Management

Representative Government and Environmental Management

1st Edition

Edwin T. Haefele
January 19, 2011

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Science & Resources Prospects and Implications of Technological Advance

Science & Resources: Prospects and Implications of Technological Advance

1st Edition

Henry Jarrett
January 19, 2011

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

A Policy Approach to Political Representation Lessons from the Four Corners States

A Policy Approach to Political Representation: Lessons from the Four Corners States

1st Edition

Helen M. Ingram, Nancy K. Laney, John R. McCain
January 19, 2011

Analyzes the extent to which the voters of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah are concerned about problems associated with development and the extent to which state senators respond to voters' concerns. Originally published in 1980...

Air Pollution and Human Health

Air Pollution and Human Health

1st Edition

Lester B. Lave, Eugene P. Seskin
January 19, 2011

Upon competition of a ten year research project which analyzes the effect of air pollution and death rates in US cities, Lester B. Lave and Eugene P. Seskin conclude that the mortality rate in the US could shrink by seven percent with a similar if not greater decline in disease incidence ...

Compliance & Public Authority A Theory with International Applications

Compliance & Public Authority: A Theory with International Applications

1st Edition

Oran R. Young
January 19, 2011

Offers a theory of compliance and authority that wouild be applicable to behavior concerning economic contracts, law, enforcement, and international relations. It examiones the problem of compliance in centralized (e.g. national and state laws) and decentralized (international treaties) systems. ...

Enforcing Pollution Control Laws

Enforcing Pollution Control Laws

1st Edition

Clifford S. Russell, Winston Harrington, William J. Vaughn
January 19, 2011

Economic models are used to show the extent of the difficulties involved in monitoring and enforcing pollution control laws on a continual basis. The authors make several recommendations for policy change. They also show that high rates of compliance can be achieved within tight budget constraints....

NEPA in the Courts A Legal Analysis of the National Environmental Policy Act

NEPA in the Courts: A Legal Analysis of the National Environmental Policy Act

1st Edition

Frederick R. Anderson
January 19, 2011

This book examines the courts' interpretation of NEPA in its first three years, defeats and successes of citizens' actions in key cases, and implication of court rulings for the act's future effectiveness. Originally published in 1973...

Rules in the Making A Statistical Analysis of Regulatory Agency Behavior

Rules in the Making: A Statistical Analysis of Regulatory Agency Behavior

1st Edition

Wesley Magat, Alan J. Krupnick, Winston Harrington
January 19, 2011

Rules in the Making represents an attempt to revolutionize ways of thinking about regulatory decision-making. The book tries to show that statistical methodologies can be used to determine what factors are important in the establishment of government regulation by developing a mathematical model of...

Steel Production Processes, Products, and Residuals

Steel Production: Processes, Products, and Residuals

1st Edition

Clifford S. Russell, William J. Vaughn
January 19, 2011

The authors address the problems of determining the implications of different environmental standards and public policies by investigating their effect on industrial costs and resource use within linear-programming framework. Originally published in 1976...

The Future of Alaska Economic Consequences of Statehood

The Future of Alaska: Economic Consequences of Statehood

1st Edition

George Rogers
January 19, 2011

This book is both a discussion of key decisions Alaskans must make in coming years and a case study of problems of public finance and policy that accompany shifts in power. Originally published in 1962...

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