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Using Optimal Control To Characterize The Economic And Ecological Implications Of Spatial Externalities

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  • Marshall, Elizabeth P.
  • Homans, Frances R.

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This study uses optimal control theory to examine the dynamic features of agricultural landscapes characterized by spatial externalites. A stylized system of agricultural production and groundwater flow is used to illustrate how spatial externalities affect land use decisions over time. Policy alternatives are also considered.

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  • Marshall, Elizabeth P. & Homans, Frances R., 2001. "Using Optimal Control To Characterize The Economic And Ecological Implications Of Spatial Externalities," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20654, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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