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Economic mechanisms to control air pollution: Evidence from major Russian cities

Vol. 17, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2019

Received: 5 July 2019

Received in revised form: 12 August 2019

Accepted: 29 August 2019

Available online: 15 October 2019


JEL Classification: Q52, Q53, Q58

Pages: 1991–2008

Ziyazov D.S. Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

Pyzhev A.I. Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

Pyzheva Yu.I. Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

Subject This article discusses the problem of air pollution in major Russian cities.
Objectives The article aims to consider and summarize best practices for controlling air pollution caused by vehicles.
Methods For the study, we used the logical and systems approaches, and comparison.
Results The article describes the main socio-economic effects and characterizes the problem of air pollution in major cities of Russia, focusing on motor transport, which is one of the key sources of harmful emissions. It organizes methods to control air pollution and assesses the effectiveness of each of them.
Conclusions The results of the study can be used to analyze air pollution by motor transport and develop measures to improve the environmental situation.

Keywords: air pollution, road transport, Russian cities, socio-ecological and economic well-being, population


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