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Current Environmental Economic Topics

Economic analysis plays a central role in informing EPA decision-making. The Agency’s work in this area covers a wide range of topics, focusing on evaluating the economic costs, benefits and impacts of proposed environmental regulations and policies on the national economy.

Learn more about economic analysis and research in the following topic areas:

  • Economics of Green Infrastructure
    EPA researches the economics of green infrastructure strategies to identify the costs of implementation and ways to make the practices economically and legally viable.
  • Economic Incentives
    EPA uses incentives to control pollution and improve environmental and health protection.