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Spatial-dynamic externalities and coordination in invasive species control

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  • Liu, Yanxu
  • Sims, Charles

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This paper investigates the coordination problem in transboundary species invasions. When invasions impact commodity markets and control decisions are made by many producers, a spatial externality arises due to market-level impacts and delaying the invasion on neighboring parcels. We illustrate how the intrinsic spread rate and the spatial configuration of producers interact to determine the public benefits of private control decisions and the ultimate outcome of species invasions on private property. To coordinate responses to invasions at the market level, a corrective mechanism is suggested in which invaded producers are compensated by all other producers for control actions that alleviate impacts to other producers.

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  • Liu, Yanxu & Sims, Charles, 2016. "Spatial-dynamic externalities and coordination in invasive species control," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 23-38.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:resene:v:44:y:2016:i:c:p:23-38
    DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2016.01.001
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    Spatial-dynamic modeling; Agricultural pests; Phytosanitary standards; Trade restrictions; Agricultural cooperatives;
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    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation

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