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A micro-simulation model of irrigation farms in the southern Murray-Darling Basin

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  • Huong Dinh
  • Manannan Donoghoe
  • Neal Hughes
  • Tim Goesch

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This paper presents a farm level irrigation microsimulation model of the southern Murray-Darling Basin. The model leverages detailed ABARES survey data to estimate a series of input demand and output supply equations, derived from a normalised quadratic profit function. The parameters from this estimation are then used to simulate the impact on total cost, revenue and profit of a hypothetical 30 per cent increase in the price of water. The model is still under development, with several potential improvements suggested in the conclusion. This is a working paper, provided for the purpose of receiving feedback on the analytical approach to improve future iterations of the microsimulation model.

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  • Huong Dinh & Manannan Donoghoe & Neal Hughes & Tim Goesch, 2019. "A micro-simulation model of irrigation farms in the southern Murray-Darling Basin," Papers 1903.05781, arXiv.org.
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