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dc.contributor.authorFrondel, Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Christoph M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:56:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:56:37Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24480-
dc.description.abstractLarge-scale environmental programs generally commit substantial societal resources, making the evaluation of their actual effects on the relevant outcomes imperative. As the example of the subsidization of energy-saving appliances illustrates, much of the applied environmental economics literature has yet to confront the problem of proper attribution of effects to underlying causes on a convincing methodological basis. This paper argues that recent results in the econometrics and statistics literature on program evaluation could be utilized to advance considerably in this context. In particular, the construction of a credible counterfactual situation is at the heart of the formal statistical evaluation problem. Even when controlled experiments are not a viable option, appropriate approaches might succeed where traditional empirical strategies fail to uncover the effects of environmental interventions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 01-59en_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.ppn336716559en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:5415-
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