Environmental Impacts of Changes in Incentive Structures in Formerly Planned Economies

Aziz Bouzaher, Helen H. Jensen
December 1992  [92-WP 102]

While one of the main agricultural policy objectives of formerly planned economies is the maximization of agricultural output under a variety of domestic and international constraints, the current changes in incentive structures may be having a mitigating impact on environmental degradation. Using the case of Poland, we examine the state of current environmental policy and how it is affected by the process of transition to a market economy.

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