This volume includes many of the most influential and interesting academic articles related to the economics of mobile source pollution control. The papers included explore why vehicles and vehicle markets are unique, provide estimates of the type and magnitude of the social costs of driving and examine estimation methods and estimates of the various elasticities of vehicle demand. Analysis of the social costs and policies to reduce both traditional air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions are included. Selected articles review the range of evaluation of both regulatory and market-based approaches to controlling emissions. The complexity of the effects of different policies are emphasized and the unintended consequences of regulation are explored in the context of vehicle emissions reduction policies.
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Contents: Series preface; Introduction; Part I Dimensions of the Pollution Problem: Income's effect on car and vehicle ownership, worldwide: 1960-2015, Joyce Dargay and Dermot Gately; Factoring the environmental Kuznets curve: evidence from automotive lead emissions, F.G. Hank Hilton and Arik Levinson; On the costs of air pollution from motor vehicles, Kenneth A. Small and Camilla Kazimi;. Part II Conventional Pollutants: Differentiated regulation: the case of auto emissions standards, Howard K. Gruenspecht; Estimating an emissions supply function from accelerated vehicle retirement programs, Anna Alberini, Winston Harrington and Virginia McConnell; The nonpecuniary costs of automobile emissions standards, Timothy F. Bresnahan and Dennis A. Yao; Are vehicle emission inspection programs living up to expectations?, Winston Harrington, Virginia McConnell and Amy Ando; An empirical examination of moral hazard in the vehicle inspection market, Thomas N. Hubbard; Rationing can backfire: the 'day without a car' in Mexico City, Gunnar S. Eskeland and Tarhan Feyzioglu; Policy-induced technology adoption: evidence from the US lead phasedown, Suzi Kerr and Richard G. Newell; A presumptive pigovian tax: complementing regulation to mimic an emissions fee, Gunnar S. Eskeland; Can taxes on cars and on gasoline mimic an unavailable tax on emissions?, Don Fullerton and Sarah E. West; Distributional aspects of an environmental tax shift: the case of motor vehicle emissions taxes, Margaret Walls and Jean Hanson; An emission saved is an emission earned: an empirical study of emission banking for light-duty vehicle manufacturers, Jonathan Rubin and Catherine Kling; Joint mixed logit models of stated and revealed preferences for alternative-fuel vehicles, David Brownstone, David S. Bunch and Kenneth Train. Part III Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The limits of market-oriented regulatory techniques: the case of automotive fuel economy, John E. Kwoka Jr; Impacts of long-range increases in the