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Main Title An analysis of scrap futures markets for stimulating resource recovery /
Author Anderson, Robert C. ; Dower, Roger C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dower, Roger C.,
CORP Author Environmental Law Inst., Washington, DC.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600-78-019; EPA-600-8-78-019; EPA-R-804309
Stock Number 055-000-00173-1; 20402
OCLC Number 04697604
ISBN pbk. :
Subjects Commodity exchanges ; Waste products
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Metal scrap ; Waste papers ; Waste recycling ; Market research ; Iron alloys ; Steels ; Marketing ; Risk ; Economic analysis ; Prices ; Supply(Economics) ; Demand(Economics) ; Expectation ; Profits ; Constraints ; Futures trading
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EHAM  HG6024 .U5A53 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-8-78-019 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/23/2017
EKBD  EPA-600/8-78-019 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/27/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-78-019 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/8-78-019 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/25/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-8-78-019 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-291 882 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 79 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Highly fluctuating prices for secondary materials are seen as risks in planning decisions, thus causing uncertainty and acting as a barrier to the use of secondary materials in production processes. Futures markets can provide a mechanism for transfer of price risk and decrease the uncertainty over future prices; however, commodities must possess certain characteristics to be successfully traded on futures markets. Wastepaper and ferrous scrap were analyzed for these characteristics and the results suggest that futures trading in these commodities is feasible.
Grant no. RSO4309-01. Issued Dec. 1978. Includes bibliographical references.