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The impact of individual quotas on technical efficiency: does quality matter?

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  • DRESDNER, JORGE
  • CAMPOS, NÉLYDA
  • CHÁVEZ, CARLOS

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We estimate the technical efficiency gains of introducing individual quotas (IQs) in fisheries. Our estimates are based on two samples of vessels, considering a potential self-selection bias and controlling for quality changes in landings induced by the IQ system. The results suggest that the introduction of IQs has an important positive impact on fleet efficiency, and that properly measuring this impact requires controlling for the self-selection bias and quality changes induced by the regulatory shift.

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  • Dresdner, Jorge & Campos, Nélyda & Chávez, Carlos, 2010. "The impact of individual quotas on technical efficiency: does quality matter?," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(05), pages 585-607, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:endeec:v:15:y:2010:i:05:p:585-607_00
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    1. Solís, Daniel & del Corral, Julio & Perruso, Larry & Agar, Juan J., 2014. "Evaluating the impact of individual fishing quotas (IFQs) on the technical efficiency and composition of the US Gulf of Mexico red snapper commercial fishing fleet," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 74-83.

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