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Working paper

Property Rights and Environmental Policy: A New Zealand Perspective (WP 03/02)

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Saturday, 1 March 2003
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JEL classification: 
D23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
H23 - Taxation and Subsidies: Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
K11 - Property Law
P14 - Capitalist Systems: Property Rights
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This paper is intended to lay out a preliminary foundation for applying a property rights perspective to environmental policy issues facing New Zealand.


The support of my colleagues, and of my manager, Karen Adair, have been much appreciated in the long evolution of this paper.


The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 24 October 2007