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Accounting For Spatial Characteristics Of Watersheds In Evaluating Water Pollution Abatement Policies

  • Qiu, Zeyuan
  • Prato, Anthony A.
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    This study evaluates three agricultural nonpoint pollution abatement policies: regulating the spatial pattern of agricultural activities, ambient tax, and abatement tax/subsidy. All three policies incorporate spatial characteristics of agricultural emission loading and movement for an agricultural watershed in the Midwest. The effects of spatial variation in natural conditions and landscape features on agricultural emissions and crop yield are evaluated using a newly developed biophysical simulation model and experimental data. While the policies are equally cost effective in reducing agricultural nonpoint source pollution, their implementation feasibility is quite different.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 31 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 01 (April)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15135
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