To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Air Pollution Dynamics an… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Air Pollution Dynamics and the Need for Temporally Differentiated Road Pricing

Report
Authors Jessica Coria
Jorge Bonilla
Maria Grundström
Håkan Pleijel
ISSN 1403-2465
Publisher University of Gothenburg
Place of publication Göteborg
Publication year 2013
Published at Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Department of Economics, Environmental Economics Unit
Language en
Links hdl.handle.net/2077/34150
Keywords air pollution, road transportation, road pricing, assimilative capacity
Subject categories Economics

Abstract

In this paper we investigate the effects of the temporal variation of pollution dispersion, traffic flows and vehicular emissions on pollution concentration and illustrate the need for temporally differentiated road pricing through an application to the case of the congestion charge in Stockholm, Sweden. By accounting explicitly for the role of pollution dispersion on optimal road pricing, we allow for a more comprehensive view of the economy-ecology interactions at stake, showing that price differentiation is an optimal response to the physical environment. Most congestion charges in place incorporate price bans to mitigate congestion. Our analysis indicates that, to ensure compliance with air quality standards, such price variations should also be a response to limited pollution dispersion.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?