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Water trading, buybacks and drought in the Murray-Darling basin: lessons from economic modelling

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  • Glyn Wittwer
  • Peter Dixon

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TERM-H2O, a dynamic, multi-regional model has become a useful tool for analysing water policy issues in the Murray-Darling basin. Available data indicate that farm factor mobility has been an important avenue of adjustment to sharply reduced water availability during drought. The regional impacts of water buybacks in the basin are much smaller than otherwise as a consequence of this mobility.

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Paper provided by Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre in its series Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers with number g-222.

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Keywords: CGE modelling; irrigation; agricultural economics; regional economies;

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  1. Glyn Wittwer & Marnie Griffith, 2011. "Modelling drought and recovery in the southern Murray‚ÄźDarling basin," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 55(3), pages 342-359, 07.
  2. Peter B. Dixon & Maureen T. Rimmer & Glyn Wittwer, 2011. "Saving the Southern Murray‚ÄźDarling Basin: The Economic Effects of a Buyback of Irrigation Water," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 87(276), pages 153-168, March.
  3. Peter B. Dixon & B. R. Parmenter & John Sutton, 1978. "Some Causes Of Structural Maladjustment In The Australian Economy," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 1(57), pages 10-26, 01.
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