Art
bepress.com
Home
My Account
All Journals
Contact Bepress
About Bepress
Subscriptions
Services
Reviews


Search All Publications
Find

Or search all bepress web pages: Search

We welcome your feedback. Please email your suggestions and ideas to us.
German Working Papers in Law and Economics
cover current_volume all_volumes submit_article

bealert

Volume 2008

AUTHOR:
Dieter Schmidtchen, Christian Koboldt, Jenny Monheim, Birgit E. Will, and Georg Haas

TITLE:
The Internalisation of External Costs in Transport: From the Polluter Pays to the Cheapest Cost Avoider Principle

SUGGESTED CITATION:
Dieter Schmidtchen, Christian Koboldt, Jenny Monheim, Birgit E. Will, and Georg Haas (2008) "The Internalisation of External Costs in Transport: From the Polluter Pays to the Cheapest Cost Avoider Principle", German Working Papers in Law and Economics: Vol. 2008: Article 1.
http://www.bepress.com/gwp/default/vol2008/iss1/art1


View the article (3.4 MB)
Notify a colleague about this paper
Get Acrobat Reader
Printing Tip: Select the option to 'print as image' in the Acrobat print dialog to ensure the article prints as it appears on screen.
Learn more...

ABSTRACT:

The European Commission mandated the consulting firm CE Delft to develop a framework for the internalisation of external costs and to devise a number of potential internalisation scenarios for further analysis. The results of their preliminary research are published in a CE discussion paper, and the Commission is now formulating draft legislative proposals which will be subjected to a consultation of stakeholders.

The present report offers a critical assessment of the above mentioned CE study, provides a theoretical examination of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the polluter pays principle and the cheapest cost avoider principle in relation to the problems arising in the road transport sector, demonstrates how the cheapest cost avoider principle can be applied in practice by providing examples of external costs in road transport, and puts forward recommendations for the appropriate principles that should guide the Commission's further activities in this area.




| HOME | MY ACCOUNT | TERMS OF SERVICE | COPYRIGHT | PRIVACY |
Copyright ©1999-2014 Berkeley Electronic Press™ All rights reserved.