Tannis Seccombe-Hett

Tannis Seccombe-Hett is an environmental economist specialising in monetary valuation and project appraisal. She has worked for the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, the UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, the UK Environment Agency, the Canadian Council for Ministries of the Environment, the UK Round Table on Sustainable Development, the Charities Aid Foundation, the China Council, the Machu Picchu Programme in Peru and several private companies. She has a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MA degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Market-based Instruments

Economists have long recommended market-based instruments for efficient environmental policy-making – taxes, tradable permits, auctions of property rights, etc. So why is progress on them so slow? The reality is that any environmental policy faces many political, institutional and technical obstacles, but market-based instruments face more than most. Many relate to false perceptions, although some are real. Most have solutions, some do not.

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