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Environmental policy and the law of unintended consequences : eight case studies from around the world

Author: Ben Eisen; Kenneth Philip Green; Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Man. : Frontier Centre for Public Policy, ©2010
Series: Policy series (Frontier Centre for Public Policy), no. 87.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Eisen; Kenneth Philip Green; Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
OCLC Number: 659391695
Description: 1 online resource (33 pages : color illustrations, color maps).
Contents: Executive summary --
Preface: Case study 1. An environmental disaster on Macquarie Island --
Introduction: The law of unintended consequences --
Case study 2. The great golf cart boom of 2009 --
Case study 3. Biofuel subsidies --
Case study 4. How energy-efficiency appliance subsidies create GHG emissions --
Case study 5. The ban on DDT and the resurgence of malaria --
Case study 6. Perverse incentives and the Endangered Species Act --
Case study 7. How forest fire prevention policies backfired --
Case study 8. Fuel economy standards, highway fatalities and increased driving --
Conclusion --
Endnotes.
Series Title: Policy series (Frontier Centre for Public Policy), no. 87.
Responsibility: by Ben Eisen and Kenneth P. Green.
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