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Market Impact of Domestic Offset Programs

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Three recent reports have estimated the market impacts of domestic offset programs, including afforestation, contained in the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). The magnitude of these estimated impacts motivates this study. We show that with carbon prices as low as $30 per metric ton, a significant number of U.S. crop acres would be used to grow trees and this would cause price increases for some U.S. commodities. Although we present only one carbon price scenario, the modeling approach that we use suggests that the acreage and price impacts we describe here would increase at higher carbon prices.

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Paper provided by Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University in its series Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications with number 10-wp502.

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Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ias:cpaper:10-wp502

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Keywords: afforestation; agricultural sector; commodity prices; land-use change.;

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  1. Barr, Kanlaya Jintanakul & Babcock, Bruce A. & Carriquiry, Miguel A. & Nassar, Andre M & Harfuch, Leila, 2012. "Agricultural Land Elasticities in the United States and Brazil," Staff General Research Papers, Iowa State University, Department of Economics 35043, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  2. Pan, Suwen & Hudson, Darren & Mutuc, Maria Erlinda M., 2011. "The Effects of Domestic Offset Programs on the Cotton Market," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas, Southern Agricultural Economics Association 98557, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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