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Main Title Economic Impact of Environmental Regulations on the United States Copper Industry.
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-68-01-2842; EPA/230/3-78/002-2;
Stock Number PB-278 281
Additional Subjects Copper ; Metal industry ; Environmental protection ; Economic models ; Mining ; Beneficiation ; Smelting ; Metal scrap ; Air pollution control ; Water pollution control ; Regulations ; Government policies ; Supply(Economics) ; Demand(Economics) ; International trade ; Prices ; Process charting ; Marketing ; Toxicity ; Forecasting ; Copper industry ; Secondary materials industry ; Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 and 1977 ; Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-278 281 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 35p
For impact analysis in this study, a computerized econometric simulation model of the United States copper industry has been developed and used. The model is designed, estimated and programmed to simulate the industry's growth and evolution annually through 1987 under baseline conditions as well as under alternative policy scenarios. The model considers, within an interdependent framework, such variables as demand (paying attention to substitution from other materials such as aluminum), costs of production facing the producers, prices, investment and international trade. Costs of production are directly factored into the model through engineering cost functions so that technological developments as well as environmental factors affecting the industry can be readily assessed. The major focus is on the primary producers. The model provides a unified analytical framework capturing quantitatively the pertinent interrelationships, to deal effectively with the measurement of impacts since environmental regulations set into motion an essentially simultaneous (interdependent) adjustment process in supply (costs), demand, prices and other variables.