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abatement

Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles and John Black

in A Dictionary of Economics

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2017 | ISBN: 9780198759430
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191819940
abatement

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Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity of an activity. In *environmental economics abatement is used to describe a reduction in the emission of pollutants. Technical abatement refers to measures involving the production activities of firms, such as the introduction of new, or amendment of existing, technologies or processes. Behavioural abatement refers to consumption activities, or changes in the lifestyle of consumers. ...

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Subjects: Economics

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