Rousseau, 2010

Sandra Rousseau, Evidence of a Filtered Approach to Environmental Monitoring, European Journal of Law and Economics 2010, vol. 29(2), 195-209

This paper focuses on the formulation of optimal inspection strategies and distinguishes between a targeting approach and a filtered approach to monitoring. Using a case study for the Flemish textile industry, the author investigates the costs and benefits associated with specific monitoring and enforcement campaigns. The results show the beneficial role such campaigns can play in an effective and efficient monitoring policy. Thus the paper provides empirical evidence of the advantages associated with the filtered monitoring approach and shows that filtering is an interesting complement to targeting.

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