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Estimating Population Dynamics without Population Data

  • Robert Chambers

    ()

    (University of Maryland)

  • Vangelis Tzouvelekas

    ()

    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

We develop a biologically correct cost system for production systems facing invasive pests that allows the estimation of population dynamics without a priori knowledge of their true values. We apply that model to a data set for olive producers in Crete and derive from it predictions about the underlying populations dynamics. Those dynamics are compared to information on population dynamics obtained from pest sampling with extremely favorable results.

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Paper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1210.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 03 Nov 2012
Date of revision: 27 Apr 2013
Handle: RePEc:crt:wpaper:1210
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