Regulatory Policy Design for Agroecosystem Management on Public Rangelands
AbstractThis paper develops a model to analyze regulatory design for agroecosystem management on public rangeland. We define and compare the efficiency of the most prominent regulatory instruments on public rangeland--input regulation, cost-sharing/taxation, and performance regulation. We show that given informational asymmetries between ranchers and regulators within federal land management agencies, performance regulation can achieve first-best outcomes when regulators can perfectly monitor ranch-level ecological conditions and do not face constraints due to budget limitations or restrictions on the level of penalties they can assess, but that under imperfect monitoring and/or budgetary/penalty constraints, input regulation and cost-sharing/taxation can dominate performance regulation. Copyright 2013, Oxford University Press.
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- Tigran Melkonyan & Michael Taylor, 2010. "Regulatory Policy Design for Agroecosystem Management on Public Rangelands," Working Papers 10-007, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics & University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics.
- D86 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Economics of Contract Law
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