Although ecomists have long advocated the use of ecomic instruments in the implementation of environmental policy, they have only recently gained acceptance. There is a growing consensus within the European Union that both Member States and the environment would benefit from the use of such incentive-based ecomic instruments. Environment, Incentives and the Common Market has been written by members of the Study Group on the Environment and Ecomics of the National Environmental Forum, which includes ecomists and social scientists from all the major Dutch universities and research institutes. The book covers a wide range of topics on the use of taxation and tradeable permits in a variety of abatement policies. It concludes with comments on political feasibility.