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An Evaluation Of The Impacts Of Land Voiding Caused By Degrading Waterways: An Engineering Economic Approach, Landon Leath Morris Jan 1994

An Evaluation Of The Impacts Of Land Voiding Caused By Degrading Waterways: An Engineering Economic Approach, Landon Leath Morris

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No abstract provided.


Environmental Pollution Control Under Alternative Incentive Structures , Ramu Govindasamy Jan 1993

Environmental Pollution Control Under Alternative Incentive Structures , Ramu Govindasamy

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The present study examines environmental pollution control under alternative incentive structures with an emphasis on the effectiveness and practicality of alternative policy tools. The focus is on three instruments for controlling pollution: (1) Environmental Bonds; (2) Budget Balancing Incentive Mechanisms; and (3) Environmental Rank Order Tournaments;Environmental bonds typically require more information for implementation than either budget balancing incentive mechanisms or rank order tournaments. However, there is a trade-off between the cost savings from acquiring information and the potential costs from committing an error in assigning pollution control responsibility;Paper I examines the limits to environmental bonds. It identifies three ...


Tradeoffs In Balancing Multiple Objectives Of An Integrated Agricultural Economic And Environmental System , P. G. Lakshminarayan Jan 1993

Tradeoffs In Balancing Multiple Objectives Of An Integrated Agricultural Economic And Environmental System , P. G. Lakshminarayan

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This research, which integrates the economic and environmental processes in a multiobjective framework to find comprehensive solution, is a departure from the traditional approach. The problem is motivated by multiattribute utility and social welfare theory, and the conditions for optimality are derived. Since agricultural nonpoint source pollution (NPS) pollution is a nonmarket externality, a motivation based on public policy and social costs is provided to include environmental quality decisions. A conceptual framework for integrating the multidisciplinary models is presented. The environmental data needs of the integrated system was obtained from spatially simulated predictions of the biogeophysical process model, a mathematical ...


The Interface Of Forestry And Agriculture As Nonpoint Sources Of Suspended Sediment: A National Modeling Approach , John M. Fowler Jan 1979

The Interface Of Forestry And Agriculture As Nonpoint Sources Of Suspended Sediment: A National Modeling Approach , John M. Fowler

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A Model For Economic Evaluation Of Alternative Waste Management Systems In Iowa Beef Cattle Feedlots , Eldon Leroy Erickson Jan 1978

A Model For Economic Evaluation Of Alternative Waste Management Systems In Iowa Beef Cattle Feedlots , Eldon Leroy Erickson

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An Economic Analysis Of Field Crop Production, Insecticide Use And Soil Erosion In A Subbasin Of The Iowa River , Klaus Friedrich Alt Jan 1976

An Economic Analysis Of Field Crop Production, Insecticide Use And Soil Erosion In A Subbasin Of The Iowa River , Klaus Friedrich Alt

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Stream Sediment Movement, Water Quality And Agricultrual Production: A Modeling Approach To Economic And Environmental Analysis , James Carl Wade Jan 1975

Stream Sediment Movement, Water Quality And Agricultrual Production: A Modeling Approach To Economic And Environmental Analysis , James Carl Wade

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No abstract provided.


Impact Of Water Right Constraints On The Regional Allocation Of Agricultural Production , William Arden Colette Jan 1975

Impact Of Water Right Constraints On The Regional Allocation Of Agricultural Production , William Arden Colette

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No abstract provided.