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Regulating Nonpoint-


  • Vatn, Arild, et al


This paper analyses a set of policy measures oriented towards reducing losses of nitrogen, phosphorous, and soil from agricultural land. An interdisciplinary modelling system--ECECMOD--is presented and a set of policy scenarios analysed. The analyses are oriented towards comparing the effects of input-oriented measures (fertiliser taxes) and policy measures directed towards more direct changes in the agronomic practices conducted on the farm. The effects on emission levels, abatement costs, and distributional effects are documented. The trade-offs between precision and regulation costs are discussed. Coauthors are Lars R. Bakken, Halstein Lundeby, Eirik Romstad, Per K. Rorstad, Arild Vold, and Peter Botterweg. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Vatn, Arild, et al, 1997. "Regulating Nonpoint-," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 24(2), pages 207-229.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:24:y:1997:i:2:p:207-29

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