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Kathleen Segerson

Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
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May 2020The Use of Group-Level Approaches to Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
with Matthew Kotchen: w27142
Policies to address environmental and natural resource management are often implemented at the group level. The defining feature of such policies is that penalties or rewards are based on group rather than individual performance, or rights are allocated to a group rather than to individuals. This article discusses how group-level policies have been applied and studied across a variety of contexts in the literature on environmental and natural resource management. The aim is to identify common theoretical and empirical insights and lessons learned about the design and implementation of these instruments. A general finding is that group-level policies are most likely to be effective when rewards and/or penalties are designed to provide strong incentives for groups to meet targets in a cost-e...

Published: Matthew J Kotchen & Kathleen Segerson, 2020. "The Use of Group-Level Approaches to Environmental and Natural Resource Policy," Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, vol 14(2), pages 173-193.

 
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