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Economic Aspects Of Land Degradation In Australia

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  • Kirby, Michael G.
  • Blyth, Michael J.
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    In this article an overview of several economic aspects of land degradation in Australia is presented. The economic rationale for government intervention in land management decisions relating to degradation is explored. Some potential sources of inefficient private land use decisions are identified. However, there are significant difficulties in designing policies which will result in resource allocation decisions superior to market outcomes.

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    Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 31 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 02 (August)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22448

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    Keywords: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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    1. Hyberg, Bengt, 1990. "Interactions Between Agricultural Policies and the Environment," 1990 Conference (34th), February 13-15, 1990, Brisbane, Australia 145131, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    2. Peterson, Deborah C., 1995. "The Role of Taxation in the Prevention and Treatment of Land Degradation," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 63(01), April.
    3. Harry R. Clarke, 1992. "The Supply Of Non‚ÄźDegraded Agricultural Land," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 36(1), pages 31-56, 04.
    4. Johnson, R.W.M., 1992. "Resource Management, Sustainability And Property Rights In New Zealand," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 36(02), August.
    5. Young, Ralph, 1992. "Evaluating Long-Lived Projects: The Issue Of Inter-Generational Equity," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 36(03), December.
    6. Jayasuriya, Rohan T., 2003. "Measurement of the scarcity of soil in agriculture," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(3-4), pages 119-129.
    7. G. Cornelis van Kooten & Anthony Scott, 1995. "Constitutional Crisis, The Economics of Environment, and Resources Development in Western Canada," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 21(2), pages 233-249, June.
    8. Michael Young, 1997. "Water Rights: An Ecological Economics Perspective," Working Papers in Ecological Economics 9701, Australian National University, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Ecological Economics Program.
    9. Jayasuriya, Rohan T., 2003. "Economic assessment of technological change and land degradation in agriculture: application to the Sri Lanka tea sector," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 78(3), pages 405-423, December.
    10. Johnson, R.W.M., 1992. ""Resource Management, Sustainability and Property Rights: Are our Structures Adequate?," 1992 Conference (36th), February 10-13, 1992, Canberra, Australia 146529, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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