Using inspection and maintenance programs to regulate vehicle emissions

Thomas N. Hubbard*

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Policymakers have hoped that vehicle inspection and maintenance programs would generate air quality improvements at low cost. Existing programs have been unsuccessful because they have failed to provide consumers with incentives to maintain their vehicles so as to have low in-use emissions. This paper examines the reasons why existing inspection and maintenance programs have failed and investigates how they might be improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-62
Number of pages11
JournalContemporary Economic Policy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Administration


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