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Estimation of Short and Long Run Derived Irrigation Water Demands and Elasticities

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  • Levan Elbakidze

    (Agricultural and Resource Economics, West Virginia University, WV 26506, USA)

  • Brett Schiller

    (#x2020;University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA)

  • R. Garth Taylor

    (#x2020;University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA)

Abstract

Short-run and long-run derived irrigation water demand functions are estimated using shadow price data obtained from a profit maximization mathematical programming model. Crop and soil-type specific production functions are expressed in terms of applied irrigation water. Demand functions for two South Central Idaho counties are estimated using linear, semi-log, double-log, and Box-Cox transformation forms. Price elasticities, at the mean shadow prices, range from 0.8 to 1.2, 1.49 to 1.84, and 2.9 to 4.9, for short run, long run with deficit irrigation, and long run with no deficit irrigation, respectively.

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  • Levan Elbakidze & Brett Schiller & R. Garth Taylor, 2017. "Estimation of Short and Long Run Derived Irrigation Water Demands and Elasticities," Water Economics and Policy (WEP), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 3(01), pages 1-22, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wepxxx:v:03:y:2017:i:01:n:s2382624x17500011
    DOI: 10.1142/S2382624X17500011
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