Using Economic Incentives to Regulate Toxic Substances

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RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE

Directors
Lawrence E. Fouraker
Chair
Joan Z. Bernstein
David R. Chittick
John M. Deutch
Henry L. Diamond
Robert W. Fri
Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.
Robert H. Haveman
Bohdan Hawrylyshyn
Donald M. Kerr
Thomas J. Klutznick
Frederic D. Krupp
Henry R. Linden
Thomas E. Lovejoy
Laurence I. Moss
Paul C. Pritchard
Barbara S. Uehling
Macauley Whiting
Mason Willrich

Honorary Directors

Hugh L. Keenleyside, John W Vanderwilt


Officers

Robert W. Fri, President

Paul R. Portney, Vice President

Edward F. Hand, Secretary-Treasurer

RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE (RFF) is an independent nonprofit organization engaged in research and public education on natural resource and environmental issues. Its mission is to create and disseminate knowledge that helps people make better decisions about the conservation and use of their natural resources and the environment. RFF neither lobbies nor takes positions on current policy issues.

Because the work of RFF focuses on how people make use of scarce resources, its primary research discipline is economics. However, its staff also includes social scientists from other fields, ecologists, environmental health scientists, meteorologists, and engineers. Staff members pursue a wide variety of interests, including forest economics, recycling, multiple use of public lands, the costs and benefits of pollution control, endangered species, energy and national security, hazardous waste policy, climate resources, and quantitative risk assessment.

Acting on the conviction that good research and policy analysis must be put into service to be truly useful, RFF communicates its findings to government and industry officials, public interest advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, academic researchers, and the press. It produces a range of publications and sponsors conferences, seminars, workshops, and briefings. Staff members write articles for journals, magazines, and newspapers, provide expert testimony, and serve on public and private advisory committees. The views they express are in all cases their own, and do not represent positions held by RFF, its officers, or trustees.

Established in 1952, RFF derives its operating budget in approximately equal amounts from three sources: investment income from a reserve fund, government grants, and contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals. (Corporate support cannot be earmarked for specific research projects.) Some 45 percent of RFF's total funding is unrestricted, which provides crucial support for its foundational research and outreach and educational operations. RFF is a publicly funded organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to its work are tax deductible.

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