A mixed bag: assessment of market performance and firm trading behavior in the NOx RECLAIM program
Tradable permit markets have become an increasingly popular tool to address environmental policy problems. This paper examines the performance of one particular emissions trading market, the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) that started operating in Southern California at the beginning of 1994. It first describes how the RECLAIM program is designed and then describes and evaluates the performance of the market by analyzing trading and price data of NOx emission credits. We find that a considerable number of trades have occurred in the market, however, we also find that many ...
Trends and prospects for rural manufacturing
Regional regulatory effects on bank efficiency
Financing elementary and secondary education in the 1990s: a review of the issue
This paper reviews the common issues that surround the school financing debate. These include; how much to spend; how equitable the spending; what revenue sources are desirable; and what level of government should be responsible for funding education. The paper describes the most common state programs designed to reduce school financing disparities including foundation programs, flat and matching grants, guaranteed tax base, cost equalizing, need equalizing and power equalizing. The paper also reviews the immediate education financing issues and current funding approaches used by the five ...