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Irreversible Investment Under Uncertainty: Conservation Easements and the Option to Develop Agricultural Land

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  • Abebayehu Tegene
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  • Abebayehu Tegene & Keith Wiebe & Betsey Kuhn, 1999. "Irreversible Investment Under Uncertainty: Conservation Easements and the Option to Develop Agricultural Land," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(2), pages 203-219.
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