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RFF Policy and Governance Set

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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1-10 of 14 results in RFF Policy and Governance Set
  1. Air Pollution and Human Health

    By Lester B. Lave, Eugene P. Seskin

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

    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...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  2. Compliance & Public Authority

    A Theory with International Applications

    Edited by Oran R. Young

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

    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....

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  3. Steel Production

    Processes, Products, and Residuals

    By Clifford S. Russell, William J. Vaughn

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

    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...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  4. NEPA in the Courts

    A Legal Analysis of the National Environmental Policy Act

    By Frederick R. Anderson

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

    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...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  5. The Invisible Resource

    Use and Regulation of the Radio Spectrum

    By Harvey J. Levin

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

    This book both describes and criticizes the regulatory policies of the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.). If accepted, these criticisms would result in a comprehensive alteration of current F.C.C. policies. Originally published in 1971...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  6. The Governance of Common Property Resources

    By Edwin T. Haefele

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

    The contributors explore the decision-making processes that surround environmental issues and attempt to provide realistic models for making policy decisions. Originally published in 1975...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  7. Science & Resources

    Prospects and Implications of Technological Advance

    By Henry Jarrett

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

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

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  8. Rules in the Making

    A Statistical Analysis of Regulatory Agency Behavior

    By Wesley Magat, Alan J. Krupnick, Winston Harrington

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

    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...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  9. Representative Government and Environmental Management

    By Edwin T. Haefele

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

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

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  10. Regional Conflict and National Policy

    By Kent A. Price

    Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

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

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

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