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Tradeable Permits

Policy Evaluation, Design and Reform

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The search for cost-effective environmental policy measures has led to an increase in the use of tradeable permit systems.  This publication offers valuable lessons for applying tradeable permits and provides links between policy evaluation and policy making general.  It is for government officials responsible for the implementation and reform of tradeable permit systems, researchers concerned with their analysis and evaluation, and other stakeholders interested in the more general issues associated with environmental policy design and evaluation.

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Learning from The Market

Ex-Post Water Access Entitlement and Allocation Trading Assessment Experience in Australia

Australia, arguably more than any other OECD country has made a commitment to develop tradeable markets for access to water resources. The prime driver for this has been the development of a National Competition Policy, involving some monetary transfers of taxation revenue collected by the Commonwealth Government to State and Territory governments being conditional upon stepwise attainment of micro-economic reform goals. The focus of these National Competition Policy reforms has been in areas traditionally managed by State and Territory governments rather than the Commonwealth Government. The general aim has been to impose market disciplines on government enterprises associated with water, electricity, telecommunication, gas and rail. A ten-year reform ...

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