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Analyzing The Effect Of Agri-Environment Measures On Nitrate Concentration In Groundwater For Austria

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  • Heumesser, Christine
  • Morawetz, Ulrich B.

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The Austrian agri-environment program (ÖPUL) from 2000-2006 introduced several measures to reduce nitrate concentration in groundwater. We apply spatial econometric methods on a country-wide panel dataset to assess the partial effects of ÖPUL and other determining factors on nitrate concentration in groundwater. Preliminary results reveal that organic farming and refraining from using inputs on arable land have a measurable negative effect on nitrate concentration.

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  • Heumesser, Christine & Morawetz, Ulrich B., 2012. "Analyzing The Effect Of Agri-Environment Measures On Nitrate Concentration In Groundwater For Austria," 52nd Annual Conference, Stuttgart, Germany, September 26-28, 2012 133044, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
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    1. Millo, Giovanni & Piras, Gianfranco, 2012. "splm: Spatial Panel Data Models in R," Journal of Statistical Software, Foundation for Open Access Statistics, vol. 47(i01).
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    Nitrate concentration; Groundwater; Agri-Environment Measures; Spatial Regression; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy;

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