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dc.contributor.authorFrondel, Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Christoph M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:20:48Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:20:48Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21257-
dc.description.abstractLarge-scale environmental programs generally commit substantial societal resources, makingthe evaluation of their actual effects on the relevant outcomes imperative. As the example ofthe subsidization of energy-saving appliances illustrates, much of the applied environmentaleconomics literature has yet to confront the problem of proper attribution of effects tounderlying causes on a convincing methodological basis. This paper argues that recentresults in the econometrics and statistics literature on program evaluation could be utilized toadvance considerably in this context. In particular, the construction of a crediblecounterfactual situation is at the heart of the formal statistical evaluation problem. Even whencontrolled experiments are not a viable option, appropriate approaches might succeed wheretraditional empirical strategies fail to uncover the effects of environmental interventions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x397en_US
dc.subject.jelC90en_US
dc.subject.jelC40en_US
dc.subject.jelH43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordenergy-conservation programsen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordobservational studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordcounterfactualen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwEmpirische Methodeen_US
dc.subject.stwEnergiesparenen_US
dc.subject.stwSubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwExperimenten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwKontrafaktische Situationen_US
dc.titleEvaluating Environmental Programs: The Perspective of Modern Evaluation Researchen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn844722472en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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