Environmental problems are among the important reasons for government intervention in markets. Efficient allocations are expected in cases where property rights are well defined and valid while government interventions in markets is necessary in order to increase social benefits by demanding polluters to take into consideration the effects of their activities. This special issue will pay attention to the complexity of the environmental problems and the ways governments and policy makers may address these problems, the basic tools available to be applied like command and control regulations, alternative of market-based incentives and what is appropriate and cost-effective to be used for internalising the externalities imposed by the polluters.
The applied theoretical and analytical contributions are expected to provide guidance to policy-makers and government officials in designing new policy scenarios for the investigation of advances in Environmental Management and the use of economic-based policy instruments. The empirical contributions should provide evidence to support and inform current policy debates.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 4th PanHellenic Conference in Economics of Environment and Natural Resources (ENVECON), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Policy instruments for environmental and natural resource management
- Environmental quality, environmental policy and institutional policies
- Environmental efficiency and productivity
- Instrument choice in environmental policy
- First and second best solutions in environmental policies
- Uncertainty in environmental economics
- Environmental policy for developing countries
- Management-based regulation: private management to achieve public goals
- Differential impact of environmental policy instruments on technological change
- Market-based instruments and environmental policy
- Dynamic incentives by environmental policy instruments
Submission of manuscripts: 30 November, 2016
Notification to authors: 31 January, 2017
Final versions due: 31 March, 2017