Environmental Quality

Air quality and water quality are often adversely affected by heavy industry and the production and use of fossil fuels, but environmental interest groups, government officials, and the private sector frequently disagree on policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. While most research has focused on the cost-effectiveness of proposed policies, RAND has also devised a new methodology to evaluate policies while balancing economic development with environmental quality concerns.

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    Numerical modeling of the Tejo Estuary for currents and water quality predictions

    An extensive environmental study of the Tejo estuary indicated that one of the major sources of pollution in part of this estuary are the sewer discharges of Lisbon, Portugal. To assess the impact of alternative plans for pollution abatement, a mode...

    Jan 1, 1982

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    Preliminary Assessment of Chlorofluorocarbon Emission Reduction Methods

    An interim report of technical options to reduce chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions. Eight separate chapters describe tentative findings regarding CFC emissions reduction in eight broad product areas.

    Jul 1, 1981

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    Conjoint Preference Estimation for Residential Land Use Policy Evaluation.

    Residential environments were defined in terms of seven attributes pertaining to off-lot visual environmental quality, on-lot space-using characteristics, and house price. Each survey respondent traded off several pairs of attributes through a prefe...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Where Will All the People Go? How Much Will They Dump When They Get There? Population Distribution, Environmental Damage, and the Quality of Life.

    A speech proposing that the affluent society is more and more the effluent society, and that the quality of existence will be a function of the geographic distribution of the American population. The speech advocates a long-term research program on ...

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Air Pollution.

    A discussion of air pollution history, sources, extent, and distribution of current types of pollutants, and their harmful effects. An old problem to Londoners, air pollution control is becoming a new and urgent problem to urban and rural population...

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Fifty Environmental Problems of Timely Importance

    A set of 47 one- and two-page discussions of pressing environmental problems, ranging from oil slicks to algae overgrowth, from evaporative loss of the world's helium supply to whether nonuse of DDT may be more dangerous than use, from Arctic sewage ...

    Dec 31, 1969

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    Craig A. Bond

    Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, Forces and Resources Policy Center (FRP), National Security Research Division (NSRD); Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Davis; M.S. in economics, Colorado State University; B.A. in economics, Frostburg State University

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    Nicholas E. Burger

    Director, Washington Office; Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. in economics and philosophy, University of Southern California

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Gary Cecchine

    Director, RAND Gulf States Policy Institute; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biology and public policy, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in marine science and biology, University of Tampa

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    Joseph C. Chang

    Senior Physical Scientist
    Education PhD in computational science and informatics, George Mason University; MS in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BS in atmospheric science, National Taiwan University

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    Ramya Chari

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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    Aaron C. Davenport

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.S. in environmental sciences, occupational health, industrial hygiene, minor - hazardous materials, University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health

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    Jaime Madrigano

    Policy Researcher
    Education Sc.D. in epidemiology and environmental health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; M.P.H., Rutgers University; B.E. in environmental engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

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    Roland Sturm

    Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University; M.S in statistics, Stanford University; M.A. in economics, University of Florida

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    Rebecca Wolfe

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in environmental health sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in elementary education, Loyola Marymount University; B.A. in political science and urban studies, Rhodes College