Welcome to the Economic Incentives Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.
Background and Overview
Introduces the idea of economic incentives and what sets this regulatory approach apart from traditional regulation. Also includes a brief background on economic theory.
Reasons for Economic Incentives
Describes the main advantages associated with economic incentives: flexibility, encouragement of technological innovation, improved relationships between public and private sector, substantial cost savings, and effectiveness in dealing with non-point emissions sources.
Types of Economic Incentives
Details the major categories of economic incentives in use today: charges, fees, or taxes; marketable permits, deposit-refund systems, subsidies, voluntary actions and recognition programs, and permit and regulatory incentives. Provides examples of each type.
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