SIMON FRASER ECON260 Assigment-1-10-1

SIMON FRASER ECON260 Assigment-1-10-1 - Simon Fraser...

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Simon Fraser University Department of Economics Econ 260: Environmental Economics Assignment #1 1 Instructions The due date will be posted on the course website and announced in lecture. Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Assignments must be SINGLE SIDED with a cover page that includes your name, student Chapters 6-8 of the text may be a helpful reference.This assignment will be marked out of 100 points and is worth 7.5% of your total term mark. 2 Nature of the problem Suppose the government of a municipality is trying to determine how to deal with pesticide contamination of its water supply. It wants to undertake a bene±t-cost analysis of two alternative policy options for controlling pesticides: 1. Upgrading its municipal water treatment plant to remove pesticides, or: 2. Banning the use of the o/ending pesticides in the metropolitan area. Assume that either technique reduces the pesticides to a level which does not adversely a/ect human health. The cost of these control options are as follows:
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