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Changing Rural Land Use In New Zealand 1997 To 2008


  • Dorner, Zach


This paper is a current draft of my Honours research project, and looks into whether changing economic variables have any predictive power on changing rural land use in recent years. To do this I attempt to answer three questions: 1. Do recent commodity prices have any predictive power on land use conversions? 2. Is recently sold land more likely to change use? 3. Does land which is marginal between uses have identifiable characteristics? I present my preliminary findings, which suggest land sales as a good indicator of land use change.

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  • Dorner, Zach, 2013. "Changing Rural Land Use In New Zealand 1997 To 2008," 2013 Conference, August 28-30, 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand 160197, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nzar13:160197
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.160197

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    1. Nancy E. Bockstael, 1996. "Modeling Economics and Ecology: The Importance of a Spatial Perspective," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 78(5), pages 1168-1180.
    2. Ruben N. Lubowski & Andrew J. Plantinga & Robert N. Stavins, 2008. "What Drives Land-Use Change in the United States? A National Analysis of Landowner Decisions," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 84(4), pages 529-550.
    3. Suzi Kerr & Maribeth Todd, 2009. "How Does Changing Land Cover and Land Use in New Zealand relate to Land Use Capability and Slope?," Working Papers 09_17, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
    4. Schatzki, Todd, 2003. "Options, uncertainty and sunk costs:: an empirical analysis of land use change," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 86-105, July.
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    1. Thomas Carver & Patrick Dawson & Suzi Kerr, 2017. "Including Forestry in an Emissions Trading Scheme: Lessons from New Zealand," Working Papers 17_11, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.


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