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Modeling Artisanal Fisheries and Hydroelectricity in Relation to the Itezhi-tezhi Dam on the Kafue River, Zambia


  • Richard Jensen

    () (Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame)


Maximizing the production of ecosystem services is a necessity for resource management particularly when increasing the provision of one service decreases the provision of another. In these instances, it is important to estimate the value of ecosystem services to efficiently distribute resources. We estimate two major ecosystem services provided by the Kafue River, Zambia -hydroelectricity and fisheries- and discuss management implications of the relationship between hydropower controlled water regime and fisheries production.

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  • Richard Jensen, 2012. "Modeling Artisanal Fisheries and Hydroelectricity in Relation to the Itezhi-tezhi Dam on the Kafue River, Zambia," Working Papers 010, University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:nod:wpaper:010

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    Environmental flows; Multivariate state-space; Fisheries management; ecosystem services; canonical correlation;

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    • D - Microeconomics
    • L - Industrial Organization

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