Garbage, recycling, and illicit burning or dumping
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Garbage, recycling, and illicit burning or dumping by Don Fullerton

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Incineration -- United States -- Fees -- Mathematical models.,
  • Incineration -- United States -- Costs -- Mathematical models.,
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- United States -- Fees -- Mathematical models.,
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- United States -- Costs -- Mathematical models.,
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- United States -- Fees -- Mathematical models.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDon Fullerton, Thomas C. Kinnaman.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 4374, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 4374.
ContributionsKinnaman, Thomas C., National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p. ;
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22436353M

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