Reversing Property Rights: Practice-Based Approaches for Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint-source Water Pollution When Emissions Aggregate Nonlinearly

dc.contributor.author Rabotyagov, Sergey
dc.contributor.author Valcu, Adriana
dc.contributor.author Kling, Catherine
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.contributor.department Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
dc.date 2018-02-17T22:20:30.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:05:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:05:04Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Nonpoint-source water pollution remains a major issue despite decades of research and sizable conservation programs. We suggest that by taking advantage of contemporary modeling and optimization approaches, good approximations to physical relationships can be constructed so that even in the presence of unobservable field emissions and nonlinear fate and transport relationships, standard economic tools of command-and-control requirements, performance standards, and trading can be implemented. The Boone River Watershed in the U.S. state of Iowa is used for empirical demonstration. Although the approach can be used to construct voluntary conservation policies, the described policies involve imposing requirements on agricultural polluters rather than relying on voluntary actions alone.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a working paper of an article from <em>American Journal of Agricultural Economics </em>96 (2014): 397, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aat094" target="_blank">doi: 10.1093/ajae/aat094</a></p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/21349
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Growth and Development
dc.subject.keywords agricultural conservation practices
dc.subject.keywords agricultural nonpoint-source pollution
dc.subject.keywords conservation policy
dc.subject.keywords cost-effective policy design
dc.subject.keywords evolutionary algorithms
dc.subject.keywords multi-objective optimization
dc.subject.keywords performance standards
dc.subject.keywords water quality trading
dc.title Reversing Property Rights: Practice-Based Approaches for Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint-source Water Pollution When Emissions Aggregate Nonlinearly
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