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.



The Management of Ex Post Public Policy Evaluations

The previous chapters have revealed that the ‘management’ of policy evaluation extends well beyond the specific technical tasks associated with undertaking the evaluation exercise. Indeed, for evaluation to be effective it must be integrated in the public decision-making process more generally. As such, in this concluding chapter the focus extends beyond the evaluation process itself, to a broader discussion of how public policy evaluations fit into public administration more generally. An effort is made to link some of these issues to the case of the ex post evaluation of tradeable permits. It draws upon the case studies in the preceding chapters, as well as the aforementioned ‘policymakers’ roundtable’, and a review of the secondary literature ...


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