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dc.contributor.advisorKling, Robert W.
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Aaron
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T04:51:35Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T04:51:35Z
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.identifierAnderson_colostate_0053A_10152.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2010100001ECON
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/44855
dc.description2010 Fall
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractA new method of evaluating vehicle emission standards is developed and applied to US 2007 heavy-duty diesel emission standards. The method is closely related to lifecycle analyses because it relies on the calculation of lifecycle costs of a single vehicle meeting the new standards, as well as the lifecycle costs of a vehicle compliant with previous standards. This allows the calculation of a per-vehicle net benefit, which is then, along with forecasted vehicle sales, used to estimate the total net benefit of the standards imposed over some period of years. There are multiple advantages to the approach developed here relative to that used by the EPA. Primarily, it allows a comparison of benefits and costs that occur across different periods of time, it relies on marginal damage estimates from the peer-reviewed literature, and it is easily adaptable to different emission standards. In contrast to the result of the EPA analysis, it is found that the net benefit of the standards is negative.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjecttruck
dc.subjectstandards
dc.subjectexternalities
dc.subjectemissions
dc.subjectdiesel
dc.subjectbenefit-cost
dc.subject.lcshDiesel trucks -- United States -- Cost of operation -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshDiesel motor exhaust gas -- United States -- Measurement
dc.subject.lcshAir -- Pollution -- Standards -- United States
dc.subject.lcshLife cycle costing
dc.titleEconomic efficiency of US 2007 heavy-duty diesel emission standards : a lifecycle-based approach
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.committeememberWillson, Bryan D.
dc.contributor.committeememberIverson, Terrence W.
dc.contributor.committeememberBernasek, Alexandra
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University


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