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Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution Through Voluntary Incentive-Based Policies: An Application to Nitrate Contamination in New York

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  • Peterson, Jeffrey M.
  • Boisvert, Richard N.

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A voluntary program is developed to achieve environmental goals through the self-interested choices of farmers under environmental risk and asymmetric information. Farmers behave to maximize expected net returns, and environmental quality standards are formulated through chance constraints. Because the government may not know each farmer's soil type, policy options must be self-selecting. The model is applied empirically to nitrate leaching and runoff from corn production in three New York regions. Asymmetric information between producers and the government would impose additional cost burdens on society, but these costs are modest in the context of other farm programs.
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  • Peterson, Jeffrey M. & Boisvert, Richard N., 2001. "Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution Through Voluntary Incentive-Based Policies: An Application to Nitrate Contamination in New York," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 30(02), pages 127-138, October.
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    1. Patterson, Jeffrey M. & Boisvert, Richard N., 2002. "An Incentive Compatible Self-Compliant Pollution Policy and Asymmetric Information on Both Risk Attitudes and Technology," Working Papers 127318, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
    2. Elofsson, Katarina, 2011. "Contracting Nitrogen Abatement in the Baltic Proper Watershed Under the Risk of Climate Change," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114344, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Nurmakhanova, Mira, 2008. "Essays on fall fertilizer application," ISU General Staff Papers 2008010108000016739, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    4. Boisvert, Richard N., 2002. "Analysis of a Re-Focused Agricultural Policy within a Farm-Household Framework Some Data Requirements," Workshop on the Farm Household-Firm Unit: Its Importance in Agriculture and Implications for Statistics, April 12-13, 2002, Wye Campus,Imperial College 15727, International Agricultural Policy Reform and Adjustment Project (IAPRAP).
    5. Peterson, Jeffrey M. & Boisvert, Richard N., 2001. "Designing Nonpoint Source Pollution Policies With Limited Information About Both Risk Attitudes And Production Technology," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20720, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    6. Peterson, Jeffrey M. & Boisvert, Richard N., 2001. "Designing Nonpoint Source Policies With Limited Information About Both Risk Attitudes and Production Technology," Working Papers 127661, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.

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