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Location Of Production And Endogenous Water Quality Regulation: A Look At The U.S. Hog Industry

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  • Metcalfe, Mark R.
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    This paper examines the effect of state regulation of water quality on the location of hog production across states in the US. A qualitative measure is developed from states' water quality legislation in 1994 and 1998. No evidence is found that increased stringency is detrimental to hog production.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21631.

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    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21631

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    Keywords: hog production; environmental regulation; Environmental Economics and Policy; Livestock Production/Industries;

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    1. Virginia D. McConnell & Robert M. Schwab, 1990. "The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Industry Location Decisions: The Motor Vehicle Industry," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 66(1), pages 67-81.
    2. Henderson, J Vernon, 1996. "Effects of Air Quality Regulation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 86(4), pages 789-813, September.
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    1. Park, Dooho & Davies, Stephen P. & Seidl, Andrew F., 2001. "A Nationwide, State-Level, Analysis Of Animal Confinement Policy By Selected Species," 2001 Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2001, Logan, Utah, Western Agricultural Economics Association 36160, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Park, Dooho & Seidl, Andrew F. & Davies, Stephen P. & Frasier, W. Marshall, 2000. "Environmental Policy Influences On Livestock Stocking And Location Decisions," 2000 Annual Meeting, June 29-July 1, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia, Western Agricultural Economics Association 36340, Western Agricultural Economics Association.

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