Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1652
Appears in Collections:Economics Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Evaluating Voluntary Measures with Treatment Spillovers: The Case of Coal Combustion Products Partnership
Authors: Lange, Ian
Contact Email: i.a.lange@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Voluntary environmental measures
spillovers
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Berkeley Electronic Press
Citation: Lange I (2009) Evaluating Voluntary Measures with Treatment Spillovers: The Case of Coal Combustion Products Partnership, BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 9 (1).
Abstract: Voluntary measures have traditionally been evaluated using a similar framework regardless of their structure. The framework assumes that the measure provides partners with a treatment (information, research support, etc) that will not be transferred to non-partners. In this framework, a voluntary measure is said to be worthwhile if there are significant differences between the behavior of partners and non-partners, correcting for the potential endogeneity of becoming a partner. However, voluntary measures take many different forms; some which are expected to have transfers (spillovers) to non-partners. The Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2) is a U.S. voluntary program with a structure that is likely to provide treatment spillovers to non-partners. This paper evaluates C2P2 and tests whether treatment spillovers are affecting non-partners’ behavior. Results are consistent with a program that would traditionally been considered unsuccessful, however when treatment spillovers are considered, is consistent with a successful progra
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1652
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2186
Rights: Published in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. Copyright © 2009 The Berkeley Electronic Press.
Affiliation: Economics

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
BE_final_sub_III.doc128.5 kBMicrosoft WordView/Open
BE_final_sub_III.pdf197.03 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.