Download Consulta: subjectFacets:"Resource /Energy Economics and Policy

Survey
yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Transcript
Consulta: subjectFacets:"Resource /Energy Economics and Policy"
Registros recuperados: 4.150
Máximo de registros impressos: 2500
Data/hora: 08/06/2017 22:04:42
Food security based on the spatial temporal feature of grain production
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: He,
Yan-fen; Ma,
Chao-qun; Yang,
Hai-juan.
We use the mean value and variation coefficient model to analyze the spatial-temporal feature of grain production in 31 provinces
from the year 1980 to 2006. Time series of grain production is divided into 3 stages according to the average yield and the
variation coefficient of grain production in provincial level, which are the lower yield and higher variation stage, the higher yield
and lower variation stage and the higher yield and higher variation stage. We classify the grain production of each province into
four types according to the grain production level and the annual variation characteristics: the lower yield and higher variation
type, the lower yield and lower variation type, the higher yield and lower variation type and the higher yield and...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Grain production; Spatial-temporal feature; Instability; Food security; China; Agricultural and Food Policy;
Crop Production/Industries; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53435
Income Convergence and Growth in Alabama: Evidence from Sub-county Level Data
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gyawali,
Buddhi Raj; Fraser,
Rory; Banerjee,
Ban; Bukenya,
James O.
1980 and 2000 Census Block Group (CBG) data were used to examine income convergence in all Alabama counties vis-à-vis
Alabama’s Black Belt and Northwest regions. Though all three models demonstrated conditional income convergence, CBGs with
smaller initial populations, smaller changes in African-American or dependent age populations had higher income changes.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Alabama; African-Americans; Black Belt; Census Block Groups; Income Convergence;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46713
A Comparison of Pricing Strategies for Cellulosic Ethanol Processors: A Simulation Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mark,
Tyler B.; Darby,
Paul M.; Salassi,
Michael E.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49527
AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF PRICE ON RESIDENTIAL WATER DEMAND:
METROPOLITAN MIAMI, FLORIDA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Andrews,
Donald R.; Gibbs,
Kenneth C.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1975
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29686
An Assessment of the Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of NSW Agriculture's Advisory
Programs in Water Use Efficiency
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Crean,
Jason; Shaw,
Anna; Singh,
Rajinder Pal; Mullen,
John D.
An assessment of the economic, environmental and social impacts of extension activities by NSW Agriculture related to water use
efficiency is reported. The main vehicle for these extension activities has been a four day vocational course delivered to about
4,400 irrigators under the auspices of the WaterWise on the Farm Initiative (WWF). We focused on four industry/regional
complexes - the cotton industry in northern NSW, the lucerne industry in central and northern NSW, the cherry industry and the
viticulture industry in southern NSW - where WWF was known to have had an impact. Generally the impact of WWF was to
advance the adoption of water use efficient technologies by several years. The investment by NSW Agriculture in year 2002
dollars is likely to be...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28014
Fiddling while carbon burns: why climate policy needs pervasive emission pricing as well as
technology promotion
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pezzey,
John C.V.; Jotzo,
Frank; Quiggin,
John C.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Asia–Pacific Partnership; Climate policy; Pricing; Technology; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117740
Experimental Economics and Water Policy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Duke,
Charlotte.
Experiments in economics and their application to policy design continue to gain increasing popular appeal. Australia is investing
in training, capacity building and international partnerships to bring these skills to our policy makers. Economic experiments are
used to test policy-related hypotheses: to examine the behavioural processes upon which the policy is built, identify policy bugs,
confirm incentive mechanism performance, investigate new decision processes, and illustrate economic allocation systems to
stakeholders. Experiments provide a new source of information to improve policy design.
This paper explores a set of
experiments conducted for the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality Market Based Instruments Pilots Program.
The...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Policy Experiments; Market mechanisms for the environment; Water; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
Q25; Q28; C90.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25369
CONSERVING GENETIC RESOURCES FOR AGRICULTURE: COUNTING THE COST
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Koo,
Bonwoo; Pardey,
Philip G.; Wright,
Brian D.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16485
Net Costs of Wildlife Damage on Private Lands
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rollins,
Kimberly S.; Heigh,
Lori; Kanetkar,
Vinay.
This study models net welfare impacts on producers who receive utility from on-farm wildlife populations that are not costlessly
disposable. Wildlife damage levels where net benefits are zero indicate producers' maximum willingness to pay for on-farm
wildlife. An empirical model is developed. Results for Ontario producers suggest the net welfare loss from damage is
approximately half of the value of the yield loss for those with damage. In aggregate, however, on-farm wildlife generates net
benefits to producers that outweigh costs by about 10-to-1. The distribution of net benefits is highly skewed across producers.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Random effects probit; Tolerance thresholds; Wildlife benefits; Wildlife damage; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30921
Intra-regional Wealth-Deforestation Relationships in the Brazilian Pantanal: An Examination of the
Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Seidl,
Andrew F.
This paper provides an examination of the EKC Hypothesis applied to deforestation in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland. It is
hypothesized that the unsustainable subdivision of many of the larger ranches due to inheritance may result in greater
deforestation pressure than a less equal distribution of land and animal resources. The analysis advances understanding in this area
on several dimensions: an intra-regional rather than international approach is examined; deforestation is addressed; and land and
cattle wealth serve as proxies for income and wealth among agriculturists, where income measures are notoriously poor indicators
of welfare.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/36073
Valuing Recreational Benefits of a National Park in Andean Colombia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Alvarez,
Sergio; Larkin,
Sherry L.
Protected undeveloped areas are an important tool for land conservation in developing nations. Efficient land allocation decisions
and resource management requires knowledge of non-market benefits. Using travel cost and contingent valuation data from
on-site interviews and secondary data on visitation, this study will value a national park in Columbia.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Consumer surplus; Non-market valuation; Willingness to pay; Zonal travel cost; International Development;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q24; Q26; Q57.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6732
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE ENERGY INDUSTRY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE
ECONOMY FOR 2004 AND PROJECTED FOR 2005
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Coon,
Randal C.; Leistritz,
F. Larry.
This report provides estimates of the lignite industry's contribution to the North Dakota economy, using key economic indicators
such as retail trade activity, personal income, total business activity, employment, and tax revenues. The estimates are based on
actual industry expenditures for 2004 and projected expenditures for 2005. This analysis contains two measures of the relative
importance of the lignite energy industry in North Dakota. First, the industry's share of the state's total sales to final demand (or
exports) is evaluated. Second, the business volume generated by the industry is compared to the total gross business volume for
the state. Expenditures were obtained from a survey of firms involved in lignite-related activities (mining or...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Economic impacts; Lignite (coal) mining; Lignite conversion; Input-output analysis; Community/Rural/Urban
Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23667
LANDHOLDER COOPERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE UPLAND WATERSHED
MANAGEMENT: A THEORETICAL REVIEW OF THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: White,
Thomas A.
Despite national legislation and substantial donor investments, watershed degradation continues to threaten the sustained
economic development and social welfare of millions of citizens in the developing world. Past efforts have largely concentrated
on the physical rather than institutional aspects of watersheds, and have often relied on external incentives to coerce or persuade
individuals to adopt conservation practices. In contrast to this conventional "physical" perspective, watersheds can be considered
as sets of vested interests (and social relations) within a physically defined space. In essence, watersheds are physically defined
subsets of rural society. Actors with vested interests within watersheds are interdependent because of water flow...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11887
Ethanol Plant Investment using Net Present Value and Real Options Analyses
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schmit,
Todd M.; Luo,
Jianchuan; Tauer,
Loren W.
A real option analysis of dry-grind corn ethanol plants compared to a standard net present value analysis (NPV) shows that the
option values increase entry prices and lower exit prices of investment and disinvestment considerably. For a large plant, the gross
margin of ethanol price over the corn price for a gallon of ethanol using NPV shows that entry will occur with a $0.45 margin and
shutdown will occur at a $0.38. Under a real options framework, the margins for entry and exit become $1.33 and $0.13,
respectively. Under baseline conditions, a large operating plant would become mothballed at $0.18 and reactivate if margins
rebounded to $0.66. Growth in the variability of ethanol margins will delay new plant investments, as well as exits of currently...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Ethanol; Net Present Value; Real Options Analyses; Environmental Economics and Policy; Financial
Economics; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; D21; D81; Q4.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51145
Evaluating the Empirical Performance of Alternative Econometric Models for Oil Price Forecasting
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Scarpa,
Elisa; Longo,
Chiara; Manera,
Matteo; Markandya,
Anil.
The relevance of oil in the world economy explains why considerable effort has been devoted to the development of different
types of econometric models for oil price forecasting. Several specifications have been proposed in the economic literature. Some
are based on financial theory and concentrate on the relationship between spot and futures prices (“ financial” models). Others
assign a key role to variables explaining the characteristics of the physical oil market (“ structural” models). The empirical
literature is very far from any consensus about the appropriate model for oil price forecasting that should be implemented.
Relative to the previous literature, this paper is novel in several respects. First of all, we test and systematically evaluate the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12118
THE THABINA IRRIGATION SCHEME IN A CONTEXT OF REHABILITATION AND
MANAGEMENT TRANSFER: PROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS AND LOCAL EMPOWERMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Perret,
Sylvain R.; Lavigne,
M.; Stirer,
N.; Yokwe,
S.; Dikgale,
K. S.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18071
Design of substrate supply contracts for biogas plants
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Reise,
Christian; Liebe,
Ulf; Musshoff,
Oliver.
For a sustainable development of energy production in biogas plants, the continuous supply with substrates is essential. To the
authors’ knowledge, there have not been carried out any quantitative investigations of farmers’ choices with regard to supply
contracts for biogas plants. Thus, it has been only possible to a limited extent to make predictions for a targeted design of supply
contracts. We therefore investigated different factors, which might be relevant for the conclusion of substrate supply contracts, by
conducting a survey with 178 German farmers. The survey included a choice experiment, in which participants were confronted
with different contract attributes (features). These attributes were varied systematically and thus revealed the influence...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Renewable energy; Bioenergy; Substrate supply contract; Contract design; (labeled) choice experiment;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124428
OUT-OF-STATE EXPORTS OF HARDWOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN THE
NORHERN AND CENTRAL APPLALACHIAN STATES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bodenman,
John E.; Smith,
Stephen M.; Jones,
Stephen B.
Natural resource-based economic development efforts are becoming increasingly popular. Interest focuses on industries that
export from a state, in order to expand the state and local economic base. The Northern and Central Appalachian states should be
ideally positioned to benefit from forest-based resources, as they have extensive hardwood forests, a favorable growth-to-drain
ratio, and easily accessible national and international markets. This paper examines the export levels of several hardwood
product industries and uses tobit analysis to examine establishment and location characteristics related to higher export levels.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31450
COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wollenberg,
Eva; Campbell,
Bruce; Shackleton,
Sheona; Edmunds,
David; Shanley,
Patricia.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16563
RECREATION DEMAND USING PHYSICAL MEASURES OF WATER QUALITY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Herriges,
Joseph A.; Egan,
Kevin J.; Kling,
Catherine L.; Downing,
John A.
This paper incorporates a rich set of physical water quality attributes, as well as site and household characteristics, into a model of
recreational lake usage in Iowa. Our analysis shows individuals are responsive to physical water quality measures.
Willingness-to-pay estimates are reported based on improvements in these measures.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Clean Water Act; CWA; Recreation demand model; Water quality valuation; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18496
Water productivity in the Syr-Darya River Basin
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Murray-Rust,
Hammond; Abdullaev,
Iskandar; Ul Hassan,
Mehmood; Horinkova,
Vilma.
This report analyses water productivity and water-saving initiatives in the Syr-Darya river basin in Central Asia and presents
institutional and political aspects of water management in the basin.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Water resource management; Productivity; Irrigation effects; Institutional development; Water allocation;
Irrigated farming; Irrigation canals; Water demand; Irrigation requirements; Water distribution; Water delivery; Crop yield; River
basins; Water conservation; Central Asia; Aral Sea; Syr-Darya; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban
Development; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Land Economics/Use;
Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61097
FISHERY BUY-BACK PROGRAMMES AND ECONOMIC WELFARE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Campbell,
Harry F.
Fishery buy-back programmes reduce the availability to the industry of certain inputs used in the harvesting process, thereby
increasing fishing costs and reducing the amount of effort applied to the fishery. The reduction in effort generates an economic
benefit which must be weighed against the increased costs. The paper develops an economic model of a buy-back programme
which can be used to estimate the effect of the programme on economic welfare. The model is applied to the Tasmanian rock
lobster fishery.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1989
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22645
BIOMASS FOR ENERGY USES – EXPLORING PRODUCTION POTENTIAL AND THE
PRODUCTION COSTS FOR AUSTRIA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sinabell,
Franz; Schmid,
Erwin.
The expansion of renewable energy sources is an EU strategy to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and to curb carbon dioxide
emission. According to studies estimating technical potentials, significant land resources can be mobilised for the production of
energy crops. We estimate the costs of a policy aiming at a stimulation of biomass and bioenergy production in Austria using a
model that integrates the production of food, feed, agricultural and forest biomass as well as bioenergy products. The results show
that an expansion of domestic biomass and bioenergy production is costly and it diminishes the production of food and feed.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bioenergy; Food and biomass production; Land use modeling; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/52665
An Economic Risk Analysis of No-till Management for the Rice-Soybean Rotation System used in
Arkansas
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hristovska,
Tatjana; Watkins,
K. Bradley; Anders,
Merle M.
Arkansas is the top domestic rice producer, representing nearly half of total U.S. rice production. Sediment is one of the major
pollutants in rice producing areas of Arkansas. In order to mitigate this problem no-tillage management is often recommended.
No-tillage is not well understood by farmers who believe that no-till is less profitable due to lower yields offsetting cost savings.
This study evaluates the profitability and variability of no-till in the typical rice-soybean rotation used in Arkansas rice
production. Crop yields, prices and prices for key production inputs (fuel and fertilizer) are simulated for the rotation, and net
return distributions for rice, soybean and the two-year rotation are evaluated for no-till and conventional till using...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Simulation; Rice-soybean; No tillage-profitability; Risk analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm
Management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/119676
Reducing Nutrient Losses in Europe and Implications for Farming - In the Light of the Water
Framework Directive
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jacobsen,
Brian H.; Abildtrup,
Jens; Orum,
Jens Erik.
An analysis for the implementation of the Nitrate Directive in the EU indicates that probably only three of 15 countries have
implemented the directive satisfactorily. These countries are Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Austria, however other countries are
in the process of getting their implementation accepted. As an example, the Netherlands has been forced to abandon the MINAS
system in order to get its implementation accepted by the EU. The continues by describing the costs related to implementation of
the Aquatic Plan II in Denmark. The costs have been calculated to 70 million € or 2,0 € per kg N in reduced leaching. The
farmers have paid 60% of the costs. The paper then describes the measures taken in Denmark and the associated costs for the state
and...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Water Framework Directive; Reducing Nutrient losses; Cost effective measures; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24229
Analisis del efecto de los mercados de agua sobre el beneficio de las explotaciones, la contaminacion
por nitratos y el empleo eventual agrario
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Calatrava-Leyva,
Javier; Colmenero,
Alberto Garrido.
RESUMEN: La evidencia disponible sobre los efectos externos de los mercados de agua actualmente en funcionamiento es
contradictoria. Algunos trabajos demuestran que el intercambio de agua reduce la contaminación derivada de los sistemas
productivos del regadío, mientras que otros concluyen lo contrario. El uso combinado de tasas sobre el input contaminante y la
implantación de un mercado de agua plantea incentivos a los productores con resultados ambiguos, entre otras razones porque
agua y fertilización no son sustitutivos. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar el efecto conjunto del establecimiento de un
hipotético mercado de agua entre agricultores y un impuesto sobre el nitrógeno sobre la rentabilidad de las explotaciones, la
contaminación por...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q25; Q13.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28738
Lexicographic Preferences in Discrete Choice Experiments: Consequences on Individual-Specific
Willingness to Pay Estimates
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Campbell,
Danny; Hutchinson,
W. George; Scarpa,
Riccardo.
In discrete choice experiments respondents are generally assumed to consider all of the attributes across each of the alternatives,
and to choose their most preferred. However, results in this paper indicate that many respondents employ simplified lexicographic
decision-making rules, whereby they have a ranking of the attributes, but their choice of an alternative is based solely on the level
of their most important attribute(s). Not accounting for these simple decision-making heuristics introduces systemic errors and
leads to biased point estimates, as they are a violation of the continuity axiom and a departure from the use of compensatory
decision-making. In this paper the implications of lexicographic preferences are examined. In particular, using a...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12224
Global Land Use Changes and Consequent CO2 Emissions due to US Cellulosic Biofuel Program: A
Preliminary Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Taheripour,
Farzad; Tyner,
Wallace E.
The economic and land use consequences of US biofuel programs and their contributions to GHG emissions have been the focal
point of many debates and research studies in recent years. However, most of these studies focused on the land use emissions
due to the first generation of biofuels such as corn ethanol, sugarcane ethanol, and biodiesel (e.g. [1, 2] [3, 4]). A quick literature
review indicates that only a few attempts have been made to estimate these emissions for the second generation of biofuels which
convert cellulosic materials into liquid fuels. Gurgel et al. [5] have used a highly aggregated computational model (CGE) to
evaluate land use consequences of producing biofuels from biomass feedstock. This model does not distinguish between the first...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Cellullosic feedstocks; Land use change; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103559
Land Preservation in British Columbia: An Empirical Analysis of the Factors Underlying Public
Support and Willingness to Pay
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Androkovich,
Robert A.; Desjardins,
Ivan; Tarzwell,
Gordon; Tsogaris,
Peter.
This study extends previous empirical research on land preservation by considering an actual land preservation scheme, the
agricultural land reserve in British Columbia, Canada. The reserve was established in 1973 to ensure that development did not
occur on the province’s most productive agricultural land. ‘To ensure that local food production is maintained,’ ‘the economic
importance of British Columbia’s agricultural sector,’ and ‘to protect the environment’ are the most important factors that underlie
support for the reserve. Aggregate, provincewide willingness to pay to maintain the land reserve is substantial, with our most
conservative estimate being Can$91.18 million per year.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Agriculture; Contingent; Land; Preservation; Valuation; Agribusiness; Agricultural Finance; International
Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q15; Q24; Q28; Q51.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47273
A META ANALYSIS OF CONTINGENT VALUES FOR GROUNDWATER QUALITY IN THE
UNITED STATES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Poe,
Gregory L.; Boyle,
Kevin J.; Bergstrom,
John C.
This paper provides an overview and a meta analysis of existing US contingent valuation studies of groundwater quality. Using
108 observations from 14 studies, core economic variables, risk variables, and elicitation effects are found to systematically
influence groundwater values. Other research design features are also investigated.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21871
Greenhouse gases and Nutrients: The Interactions Between Concurrent New Zealand Trading
Systems
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kerr,
Suzi; Kennedy,
Marianna.
Emissions trading and nutrient trading interact in critical ways. The agricultural sector is a major emitter of both nutrients and
greenhouse gases in New Zealand. Thus the simultaneous implementation of such systems will have a large impact on the farmers
in affected catchments. Many of the mitigation options that are available to farmers, for example reducing animal numbers, will
reduce both nutrient loss and greenhouse gas emissions. Thus the combined cost of control could be much less than the sum of the
costs of the separate systems. The allocation of units under each system will also affect the same people. Monitoring systems for
each pollutant could have common elements but could also impose a double burden. The interactions between the two systems...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/96444
An Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Lake Water Clarity on New Hampshire Lakefront Properties
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Huang,
Ju-Chin; Boyle,
Kevin J.; Halstead,
John M.; Gibbs,
Julie P.
Policy makers often face the problem of evaluating how water quality affects a region's economic well-being. Using water clarity
as a measure of the degree of eutrophication levels (as a lake becomes inundated with nutrients, water clarity decreases markedly),
analysis is performed on sales data collected over a six-year period. Our results indicate that water clarity has a significant effect
on prices paid for residential properties. Effects of a one-meter change in clarity on property value are also estimated for an
average lake in four real estate market areas in New Hampshire, with effects differing substantially by area. Our findings provide
state and local policy makers a measure of the cost of water quality degradation as measured by changes in...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31475
Global Implications of U.S. Biofuels Policies in an Integrated Partial and General Equilibrium
Framework
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Birur,
Dileep K.; Beach,
Robert H.; Hertel,
Thomas W.; McCarl,
Bruce A.
With the increasing research interests in biofuels, global implications of biofuels production have been generally examined either
in a partial equilibrium (PE) or general equilibrium (GE) frameworks. Though both of these approaches have unique strengths,
they also suffer from many limitations due to complexity of addressing all the relevant aspects of biofuels. In this paper we have
exploited the strengths of both PE and GE approaches for analyzing the economic and environmental implications of the U.S.
policies on corn-ethanol and biodiesel production. In this study, we utilize the Forest and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model
(FASOMGHG: Adams et al. 1996, 2005; Beach et al. 2009), a non-linear programming, PE model for the United States. We also
use...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Indirect land use change; Land use emissions; Partial Equilibrium; Computable General Equilibrium;
Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61812
CONJOINT ANALYSIS OF GROUNDWATER PROTECTION PROGRAMS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Stevens,
Thomas H.; Barrett,
Christopher B.; Willis,
Cleve E.
Three conjoint models-a traditional ratings model, a ratings difference specification, and a binary response model-were used to
value groundwater protection program alternatives. The last, which is virtually identical to a dichotomous choice contingent
valuation specification, produced the smallest value estimates. This suggests that the conjoint model is very sensitive to model
specifications and that traditional conjoint models may overestimate economic value because many respondents are not in the
market for the commodity being valued.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31562
PEASANT COOPERATION FOR WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN MAISSADE, HAITI:
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: White,
Thomas A.
Soil erosion is an important contributor to the agricultural decline, poverty, and emigration which characterize rural Haiti today.
The numerous soil conservation projects have often ignored indigenous knowledge, techniques and socio-cultural institutions and
have not generally resulted in sustained conservation. Limited adoption rates have supported widespread assumptions that
peasants were noncooperative, individualistic actors who required substantial external incentives for changing land use behavior.
An alternate strategy was utilized in Maissade, Haiti, where peasants now cooperate to treat small, multiple-owner watersheds.
Field research was conducted to understand the cooperative action and the socio-economic factors associated with...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11897
SISTEMAS AGRO-FLORESTAIS, TRANSFORMAÇÕES NA AGRICULTURA TRADICIONAL E
O DESENVOLVIMENTO LOCAL SUSTENTÁVEL.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Alves,
Arlete Maria Da Silva.
A implantação dos sistemas agro-florestais por alguns atores e setores sociais e suas instituições de apoio e a formulação sobre o
Desenvolvimento Local Sustentável discutidos neste artigo, visam contribuir para o aprofundamento do conhecimento sobre
aqueles sistemas, que conciliam o cultivo de alimentos com plantios florestais e alternativas de desenvolvimento, a fim de
subsidiar a elaboração de estratégias para a agricultura e setor florestal brasileiros. Inclui uma reflexão sobre os Sistemas
Agro-florestais e formulações sobre esta e outras práticas sócio-ambientais e relações sócio-econômicas e político-institucionais
que buscam contribuir efetivamente na resolução de desigualdades sócio-econômicas e de degradação ambiental existentes nestes
dois...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Sistemas Agro-florestais; Transformações na Agricultura Tradicional e o Desenvolvimento Local Sustentável;
Agro-forestry Systems; Conventional Agriculture; Local and Sustainable Development; Community/Rural/Urban Development;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114168
POTENTIAL CORN ACREAGE EXPANSION FOR ETHANOL PRODUCTION: WESTERN
NORTH DAKOTA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gustafson,
Cole R.
Several recent developments have stimulated farmers' interest in raising corn for ethanol production in northwestern North
Dakota. The purpose of this study is to estimate the corn supply response of western North Dakota farmers for ethanol
production. Two focus groups of western North Dakota farmers (Williston and Minot) were organized. The market premium
over prevailing local corn prices that was required by western North Dakota farms to entice additional production of an ethanol
specific hybrid was determined. Aggregation of these farm responses yielded a supply function of corn for the region. Results
show that sufficient corn can be produced in the surrounding region to support a 12 million gallon ethanol facility if modest price
premiums are...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Ethanol; Corn supply; Response; Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23593
Numerical Analysis of Non-Constant Discounting with an Application to Renewable Resource
Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fujii,
Tomoki; Karp,
Larry S.
The possibility of non-constant discounting is important in environmental and resource management problems where current
decisions affect welfare in the far-distant future, as with climate change. The difficulty of analyzing models with non-constant
discounting limits their application. We describe and provide software to implement an algorithm to numerically obtain a Markov
Perfect Equilibrium for an optimal control problem with non-constant discounting. The software is available online. We illustrate
the approach by studying welfare and observational equivalence for a particular renewable resource management problem.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Non-constant discounting; Numerical methods; Non-renewable resources; Observational equivalence; Research
Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C63; Q20.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7199
ECONOMIC PROSPECTS FOR SMALL-SCALE FUEL ALCOHOL PRODUCTION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dobbs,
Thomas L.; Hoffman,
Randy; Lundeen,
Ardelle.
Small-scale alcohol plants will have difficulty in supplying fuel that is competitive in cost with petroleum-based fuels. This is
based upon economic findings form interdisciplinary research with a pilot fuel alcohol plant. Results of economic-engineering
cost analyses and of fuel and feed byproduct returns analyses are shown. Fuel and feed transportation costs are also considered in
determining the economic feasibility prospects for small-scale plants producing hydrous ethanol from grain.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32369
Countermeasures on Development of Rural Talent Resource in North Bay Economic Zone of Guangxi
Province
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jiang,
Aixian.
The necessity for developing rural talent resource in North Bay Economic Zone of Guangxi Province was analyzed. And the
problems in the development were introduced. Related countermeasures on promoting the development of rural talent resource
were put forward.
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: North Bay Economic Zone of Guangxi Province; Rural areas; Talent resource development; Countermeasures;
China; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Labor and Human Capital; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53586
Agricultural Productivity, Climate Change and Water availability in Sub-Saharan Africa
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kibonge Naik,
Aziza.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/104001
Fishery Co-Management in Japanese Coastal Fisheries
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Uchida,
Hirotsugu.
This paper presents an empirical analysis of the Japanese coastal fishery co-management system. In particular, the paper focuses
on the effectiveness of Fishery Management Organizations (FMOs), which are established by groups of fishermen and set rules
and regulations that they self-enforce. The paper finds that FMOs engaged actively in marketing practices in their output markets
significantly increased their member fishermen's revenue. Proceeds sharing rules, where individual proceeds are pooled and
shared among the members, appeared to have marginal effects despite of several anecdotal evidence that suggests otherwise.
Findings suggest that benefit gains from the output markets is substantial in successful fishery co-management.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Fishery co-management; Marketing; Sharing rules; Japan; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19436
Biofuels: review of policies and impacts
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Janda,
Karel; Kristoufek,
Ladislav; Zilberman,
David.
This paper provides an overview of the environmental, economical, and policy considerations related to biofuels. While the
biofuel production and consumption exhibited significant increase over the first decade of the new millennium, this and further
increases in biofuel production are driven primarily by government policies. Currently available first generation biofuels are with
a few exceptions not economically viable in the absence of fiscal incentives or high oil prices. Also the environmental impacts
of biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels are quite ambiguous. The review of the most recent economic models dealing with
biofuels and their economic impacts provides a distinction between structural and reduced form models. The review of...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Ethanol; Biodiesel; Political Economy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging
Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/120415
Gender and Local Floodplain Management Institutions--A Case Study from Bangladesh
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sultana,
Parvin; Thompson,
Paul M.
Floodplain wetlands are the major common pool natural resource in Bangladesh. Mostly men fish, and both men and women
collect aquatic plants and snails. Case studies contrast a women-only, men-only, and mixed community based organization
(CBO), each of which manages a seasonal floodplain wetland. The two CBOs in which women hold key positions are in Hindu
communities where more women use aquatic resources, work for an income, and belong to other local institutions. In the oldest of
these CBOs, more women have gradually become office bearers as their recognition in the community has grown. In the Muslim
community, only a few women collect aquatic resources and in this community most women do not perceive floodplain natural
resource constraints to be very...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Floodplains; Fisheries; Community; Bangladesh; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42509
LOCATION DECISIONS OF ENERGY-INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING FIRMS: ESTIMATING
THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES DEREGULATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Goetz,
Stephan J.
Location decisions of electric energy-intensive manufacturing establishments are examined in the context of electric utilities
deregulation, using Tobit and probit methods. Rural counties which once had an advantage recruiting manufacturing industries
by offering low electricity rates may lose firms to other regions of the country under deregulation.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20951
Water Quality Credit Trading and Agriculture: Recognizing the Challenges and Policy Issues Ahead
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Abdalla,
Charles W.; Borisova,
Tatiana; Parker,
Douglas D.; Saacke Blunk,
Kristen.
Outstanding Choices Article Award, 2008
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q58.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94488
DYNAMIC SUPPLY FROM A COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCE: WATER DIVERSIONS
FROM THE GREAT LAKES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Becker,
Nir; Easter,
K. William.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1990
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13683
RESOURCE ABUNDANCE, GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN
TURKMENISTAN AND UZBEKISTAN
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pomfret,
Richard.
This paper analyses the connection between resource wealth, governance and economic performance in Turkmenistan and
Uzbekistan. Since independence, both countries have remained heavily resource-dependent and they have had political stability,
but despite some similarities, their economic situations have been diverging since the transition shock in 1991. Although the two
countries are resource-abundant, their resource endowments differ: both have energy resources and farmland suited to
cotton-growing, but Turkmenistan's resource base is heavily skewed towards natural gas, with cotton and oil of lesser importance,
and with very little other economic activity. Uzbekistan's major exports are cotton and gold, with energy endowments sufficient to
cover domestic...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18735
Decentralization and Environmental Conservation: Gender Effects From Participation in Joint Forest
Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Agrawal,
Arun; Yadama,
Gautam; Andrade,
Raul; Bhattacharya,
Ajoy.
This paper analyzes how women’s participation affects institutional outcomes related to the decentralized governance of
community forests in Madhya Pradesh, India. The analysis is based on data from a representative sample of 641 cases of joint
forest management, India’s flagship program to involve communities in forest governance. We focus on two outcomes relevant
for local livelihoods: control of illicit grazing and control of illicit felling in the forest. The paper statistically estimates the effects
of women’s participation on outcomes, and also the source of this effect in terms of women’s representation in committees and
action in protecting forests. We find that women’s participation has substantial positive effects on regulating illicit grazing...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Joint Forest Management; Gender equity; Decentralization; Forestry Resources; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42494
Assessing the environmental externalities from biofuels in Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cuevas-Cubria,
Clara.
In Australia, as in other countries, the environmental costs and benefits of biofuel production and use have been found to vary
greatly according to the production method and feedstocks used. In general, the use of biodiesel produced in Australia has been
found to provide greater environmental benefits than ethanol, both in terms of reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and
reduced air pollutant emissions. In this paper, estimates of GHG and air pollutant emissions arising from biofuels and petroleum
fuels production and use are employed to calculate the change in environmental externalities when substituting biofuels for
petroleum fuels in Australia. These estimates of externalities highlight the need to better understand the environmental
implications...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Environmental policy; Greenhouse gas emissions; Air pollutants; Externalities; Australia; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47624
HIGH PRICE VOLATILITY AND SPILLOVER EFFECTS IN ENERGY MARKETS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Singh,
Aaron; Karali,
Berna; Ramirez,
Octavio A.
Replaced with revised version of paper 07/22/11.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Asymmetric shocks; Energy markets; Oil; Spillover effects; Volatility; Marketing; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy; GARCH.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103593
Spatial Variability of Tourism Demand and Differences in Economic Impact in a Rural Economic
Development Context
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Das,
Biswa R.; Rainey,
Daniel V.
Statistically predicted future tourism demand is used to conduct an economic impact analysis in twelve tourism zones in the state
of Arkansas. The analysis reveals spatial variability in employment, and output growth that will continue into the future. Tourism
has the potential as an economic growth engine for the state, especially in economically disadvantaged regions with long-term
benefits.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Tourism Demand; Economic Impact Analysis; Rural Development; Community/Rural/Urban Development;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; R15; R58.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6799
A THRESHOLD VALUE ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED FOREST RESERVES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bennett,
Jeffrey W.
Threshold Value Analysis (TVA) may be a useful input into natural resource decision making when non-market values are
involved. The decision rule under a TVA is to protect a natural resource if the (non-marketed and unquantified) benefits so arising
are deemed to be greater than a threshold value defined by the (marketed and quantified) developmental benefits foregone. In this
paper, threshold values are calculated for a range of forest protection options being considered under the Regional Forestry
Agreements being negotiated in New South Wales. A static analysis is first undertaken. This is then enhanced by the incorporation
of factors that affect the alternative streams of value through time. Extensive sensitivity testing to demonstrate the impact of...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/123768
Invasive Species Management: Importers, Border Enforcement, and Risk
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ameden,
Holly A.; Cash,
Sean B.; Zilberman,
David.
Invasive species are a negative externality associated with imported goods. Policies aimed at excluding pests associated with
imports include pre-shipment treatment requirements, varied inspection schemes, treatment at the border, penalties, and import
bans or restrictions. Existing policies are based on the reasoning that increased enforcement effort will result in higher detection
levels, or more specifically, that increased inspection will result in a higher number of interceptions and in turn, higher
compliance. In addition to a deterrence effect, however, under which importers respond to increased enforcement with increased
due care with respect to pest control, importers may respond in ways that regulators do not intend. For example, importers may...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9946
FEASIBILITY OF A SHEEP COOPERATIVE FOR GRAZING LEAFY SPURGE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sell,
Randall S.; Nudell,
Daniel J.; Bangsund,
Dean A.; Leistritz,
F. Larry; Faller,
Timothy.
This report presents an economic feasibility study of a 5,000 head, cooperatively owned, sheep operation for leafy spurge control.
The objectives were 1) determine the return on investment of the cooperative, 2) determine the proposed structure of the
cooperative, and 3) ascertain the amount of capital investment required by members in the cooperative. Three sheep flock
management alternatives were initially considered for the cooperative. These were 1) winter lambing, 2) spring lambing, and 3)
fall lambing. The fall lambing scenario was determined to be infeasible because of logistics associated with gathering and
transportation of pregnant ewes and lack of grazing pressure on leafy spurge throughout the grazing season.
The total capital
investment...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Leafy Spurge; Cooperative; Weed Control; Sheep Grazing; Economics; Farm Management; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; Agribusiness.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23270
A DISCRETE STOCHASTIC PROGRAMMING MODEL TO ESTIMATE OPTIMAL BURNING
SCHEDULES ON RANGELAND
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Garoian,
Lee; Conner,
J. Richard; Scifres,
C.J.
McCartney rose is a range management problem on 500,000 acres of rangeland in Texas. Roller chopping followed by burning is
an effective method of improving infested rangeland.
However, uncertainty associated with implementing effective burns
adversely affects economic feasibility of the treatment sequence. Discrete stochastic programming is used to determine optimal
burning schedules under uncertainty. Optimal schedules and expected net returns vary with changes in the probability of a
successful burn.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30208
Uncovering the Macrostructure of Tourists’ Preferences. A Choice Experiment Analysis of Tourism
Demand to Sardinia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Brau,
Rinaldo; Cao,
Davide.
This paper studies the preferences of tourists visiting the island of Sardinia (Italy), by means of a choice modelling approach. The
focus is on some specific demand-enhancing effects which should confirm the feasibility of implementing sustainable tourism
policies. Multinomial logit estimations reveal the strong negative effects resulting from the congestion of tourist attractions and
the major transformation of coastal environments. On the other hand, recreational services and the proximity of accommodation to
the beaches also seem to be important. The computation of willingness to pay measures and choice probabilities for hypothetical
destinations illustrate how this kind of approach can provide useful information in determining decision processes by...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12150
Economics of Integrated Catchment Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Marshall,
Graham R.; Wall,
Lisa M.; Jones,
Randall E.
Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) can be viewed as an institutional instrument designed to ameliorate losses of economic
efficiency that have arisen due to incomplete specification of the privileges and restrictions attached to property rights. If applied
appropriately ICM can facilitate the emergence of a market in which parties disadvantaged by incomplete specification attempt to
bribe those advantaged, with the aim of obtaining the latter's agreement to more complete specification. The instrument provides
potential for transactions costs of bargaining to be reduced substantially by reducing the number of parties eligible to participate
in, and installing the state as broker and arbiter of, the bargaining process. Participation by sub-catchment...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12415
CO2 emissions, energy consumption and economic growth in Tunisia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Chebbi,
Houssem Eddine; Boujelbene,
Y.
The aim of this country specific study is to understand long and short-run linkages between economic growth, energy
consumption and CO2 emission using Tunisian data over the period 1971-2004. Statistical findings indicate that economic
growth, energy consumption and CO2 emission are related in the long-run and provide some evidence of inefficient use of energy
in Tunisia, since environmental pressure tends to rise faster than economic growth. In the short run, results support the argument
that economic growth exerts a positive “causal” influence on energy consumption growth. In addition, results from impulse
response do not confirm the hypothesis that an increase in pollution level induces economic expansion. Although Tunisia has no
commitment to reduce...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: CO2 emissions; Energy Consumption; Economic Growth; Tunisia; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44016
Integrated management of multiple aquifers with subsurface flows and inter-district water transport
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pitafi,
Basharat A.K.; Roumasset,
James A.
Many places, including the island of Oahu in Hawaii, have a number of groundwater aquifers. Consumers located in one aquifer
area can be supplied from water extracted and transported from another aquifer if this results in cost savings over local extraction.
Incorporating such interdistrict transport is necessary for a fully efficient allocation framework. We derive efficient water
management and pricing plans for two of the four aquifer zones in the Central Oahu corridor, taking into account the possibility of
inter-district water trade. Efficient management requires not only intertemporal efficiency within zones but also spatial efficiency
between zones, where water is transferred from one zone to the next if, without the transfer, the intertemporal...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21473
AN ASSESSMENT OF THE COMPETITIVE POSITION OF GREAT LAKES PORTS IN THE
INTERNATIONAL STEAM COAL MARKET
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Senf,
David R.; Fruin,
Jerry E.
This report, using a linear programming model to minimize total delivered world steam coal costs, analyzes future coal trade
flows. Assessing the possibility of exporting Northern Great Plains coal through the St. Lawrence via the twin ports of Duluth,
Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin is the main goal of the study. World steam coal trade flows are projected for the years 1985,
1990 and 2000 through the linear programming model. The model includes demand from 25 coal importing nations and supply
from 19 coal producing regions around the world.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1986
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14109
Agritourism flows to Italy: an analysis of determinants using the gravity model approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Santeramo,
Fabio G.; Seccia,
Antonio; De Blasi,
Giuseppe; Carlucci,
Domenico.
Tourism represents one of the most important income sources for Italy. In recent years, apart from “traditional” destinations,
tourism supply is widely changing in order to satisfy the customers “love for variety” and valorise marginal resources, then new
formulas are emerging (e.g. agritourism). This work aims to elaborate and estimate an econometric model able to adequately
explain the size of agritourists flows to Italy from main partner countries using the gravity model approach that has been broadly
applied to the analysis of international flows. In this work, the “basic” model has been enlarged and improved with the
introduction of other explicative variables. The results has allowed to confirm empirical validity of the gravity model in studying...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Gravity Model; Agritourism; Rural tourism; Tourism flows; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6623
Brazilian biofuels policies and impacts on world agricultural trade
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Miranda,
Silvia Helena Galvao de; Blandford,
David; Abler,
David G.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/104534
The Transformation of Property Rights in Kenya's Maasiland: Triggers and Motivations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mwangi,
Esther.
This paper explores the puzzle of why the pastoral Maasai of Kajiado, Kenya, supported the individualization of their collectively
held group ranches, an outcome that is inconsistent with theoretical expectation. Findings suggest that individuals and groups will
seek to alter property rights in their anticipation of net gains from a new assignment, even as they seek to eliminate disadvantages
that were present in the status quo property rights structure. Heightened perceptions of impending land scarcity, failures of
collective decision making, the promise of new income opportunities and the possibility of accessing capital markets motivated
individuals to support group ranch subdivision. More importantly individuals were confronted with a declining...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Property rights; Privatization; Land tenure; Group ranches; Maasai; Pastoralism; Kajiado; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42492
Water rights for variable supplies
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Freebairn,
John W.; Quiggin,
John C.
The relative merits of different systems of property rights to allocate water among different extractive uses are evaluated for the
case where variability of supply is important. Three systems of property rights are considered. In the first, variable supply is dealt
with through the use of water entitlements defined as shares of the total quantity available. In the second, there are two types of
water entitlements, one for water with a high security of supply and the other a lower security right for the residual supply. The
third is a system of entitlements specified as state-contingent claims. With zero transaction costs, all systems are efficient. In the
realistic situation where transaction costs matter, the system based on state-contingent claims is...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Property rights; State-contingent claims; Water; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116968
Derechos de emision temporales procedentes de actividades de forestacion y reforestacion en el EU
ETS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bachiller Mendez,
Ignacio; Fernandez-Cavada,
Jose Luis; Martin Juez Labat,
Jaime.
Resumen En este trabajo se examina el marco regulatorio establecido por la Convención Marco sobre Cambio Climático, el
Protocolo de Kioto y sus Mecanismos de Flexibilidad, entre ellos el Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio (MDL) y el sistema europo
de Comercio de Derechos de Emisión (EU ETS). Partiendo de este marco general se expone de qué modo se han incorporado las
actividades de forestación y reforestación en el ámbito del MDL y su situación actual en el EU ETS. Se analizan los costes de
transacción de este tipo de proyectos de MDL y el estado del mercado de derechos temporales que genera. Finalmente, a la vista
de los elementos descritos, se formulan unas conclusiones con respecto a la conveniencia y expectativas del desarrollo futuro de
este mercado....
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Temporary allowances; EU ETS; Afforestation; CDM; Reforestation; Derechos temporales; EU ETS;
Forestacion; MDL; Reforestación; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; F18; Q23;
Q54; Q56.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7057
Irrigation impacts on income inequality and poverty alleviation: policy issues and options for
improved management of irrigation systems.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bhattarai,
Madhusudan; Sakthivadivel,
Ramasamy; Hussain,
Intizar.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Irrigation management; Policy; Income; Poverty; Social aspects; Economic aspects; Water allocation; Irrigation
canals; Irrigated farming; Farm Management; Food Security and Poverty; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92694
Economic Analysis Prepared for the Environmental Impact Statement on Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Conservation and Management on the Nebraska National Forest and Associated Units
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Beutler,
Martin.
This limited analysis resulted from a request by the Nebraska National Forest to provide some economic estimates to the value of
changes in forage availability that would result from three proposed levels of rodenticide use in the management of black-tailed
prairie dogs (BTPD) on the Nebraska National Forest (NNF) and associated units managed by NNF (i.e. Buffalo Gap National
Grasslands, Ft. Pierre National Grasslands in South Dakota, and the Oglala National Grasslands in Nebraska.)
The values of
changes in forage availability were determined based on three alternatives of rodenticide use. These alternatives include: (1)
limit use of rodenticides to only protect public health & safety and maintain facilities; (2) maintain a 1 mile buffer zone to...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32032
Implications for Increased Ethanol Production for U.S. Agriculture
Provedor de dados: 31
FAPRI analysis indicates that increased ethanol production resulting from the Energy Policy Act of 2005 will have important
effects on markets for corn and other crops, government farm program costs, and net farm income.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44997
PROSPECTS FOR CONTINGENT VALUATION: LESSONS FROM THE SOUTH-EAST
FORESTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bennett,
Jeffrey W.; Carter,
Marc.
The Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) has been strongly criticised in Australia following two prominent applications. The
aims in this paper are to review these criticisms and to demonstrate how, through an application of the method, these potential
problems were addressed. The results of the application - a valuation of the conservation benefits of the National Estate forests of
Southeastern Australia - are presented. A key feature of the application was the use of focus group testing in the questionnaire
design phase. Finally, an assessment is made of the future prospects for the use of the CVM in Australia.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1993
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22615
The hysteresis phenomenon and benefit evaluation for pollution control in aquatic ecosystems
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fisher,
Anthony C.; Hanemann,
W. Michael.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6191
Automobile Fuel Economy: What is it Worth?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nair,
Santosh; Espey,
Molly.
The marginal value of increased automobile fuel economy is estimated using a hedonic model of 2001 model year automobiles
sold in the United States. This value is then compared to the average expected lifetime fuel savings attributable to increased fuel
economy. Results indicate that automobile buyers fully internalize fuel cost savings attributable to improved fuel economy at
low discount rates, and may partially internalize other perceived benefits of improved fuel economy such as reduction in global
warming or fossil fuel dependence.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20102
Irrigation Water Pricing Policy in China
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Huang,
Qiuqiong; Rozelle,
Scott; Howitt,
Richard E.; Wang,
Jinxia; Huang,
Jikun.
Paper replaced with revised version 06/03/08
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21241
POLICY LESSONS FROM HISTORY AND NATURAL RESOURCE PROJECTS IN RURAL
HAITI
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: White,
Thomas A.
The rural population of Haiti is sinking ever deeper into poverty and misery in parallel with the rapid degradation of its
agricultural and forest lands.
With essentially no remaining agricultural frontier, no significant value-added products and
markets, and very few off-farm employment opportunities, many view emigration as their only hope. This downward spiral of
welfare results mostly from taxes on rural production coupled with lack of government investments in rural infrastructure and
measures. Traditional rural institutions that could contribute to development have been seen as a political threat and have been
repressed. It is evident from the history of Haiti that even good projects have not made up for bad sectoral policies and
repressive...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11892
THE IMPACT OF KNAPWEED ON MONTANA'S ECONOMY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hirsch,
Steven A.; Leitch,
Jay A.
The economic impact of three invasive, exotic weeds--diffuse, spotted, and Russian knapweed (Centaurea diffusa, C. maculosa,
and Acroptilon repens)--on Montana's economy was estimated using a procedure developed for another invasive weed species.
Published data and that from a survey of county weed boards were used to estimate direct negative impacts of over $14 million
annually due to infestation of over 2 million acres of rangeland and wildland. This amounts to about $10.63 on each infested
grazing land acre and $3.95 on each infested wildland acre. Direct plus secondary economic impacts, estimated using an
input-output model, are about $42 million annually, which could support over 500 jobs in the state's economy. This first
approximation suggests...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa; C. maculosa; And Acroptilon repens); Montana; Economic impact; Invasive
weeds; Rangeland; Wildland; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23289
ENERGY PROBLEMS AND ALTERNATIVES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SOUTH
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Debertin,
David L.; Pagoulatos,
Angelos.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1980
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29391
Price Floors for Emissions Trading
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wood,
Peter John; Jotzo,
Frank.
Price floors in greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes can have advantages for technological innovation, price volatility, and
management of cost uncertainty. Implementing the schemes, however, has pitfalls.
This research report argues that requiring
firms to pay an extra fee or tax is the best way to put a price floor in place. As well as providing budgetary advantages, the fee
approach is more compatible with international permit trading than the alternative approaches currently dominating academic and
policy debate. The fee approach can also be used for other emissions pricing schemes.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Price floor; Price ceiling; Carbon tax; Emissions trading; Carbon pricing; Price and quality controls;
Waxman-Markey Bill; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94885
The impact of price and yield risk on the bioeconomics of reservoir aquaculture in north Vietnam
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Petersen,
Elizabeth H.; Hertzler,
Greg; Schilizzi,
Steven.
A bioeconomic model of reservoir aquaculture in northern Vietnam is used to investigate the impacts of price and yield risk on the
level, variability and skewness of expected net revenue and utility. Prices and yields are assumed to follow lognormal and beta
distributions, respectively. Net revenue follows a generalized gamma distribution and is found to be very risky compared with
similar enterprises elsewhere, mainly due to the relatively high yield risk. This represents the nascent nature of the industry in
Vietnam and the opportunity for efficiency improvements. Increasing production capacity (through increasing reservoir size,
stocking density, production cycle length and harvest rate) are found to increase profits and decrease the variability of...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bioeconomic modelling; Price risk; Yield risk; Aquaculture; Vietnam; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10422
LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES USE: A CASE STUDY OF
BOTSWANA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: O'Connor,
Leslie Carole.
Pastoralism and communal livestock production are important economic activities in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to FAO
production figures the number of cattle in two countries, Botswana and Namibia, outnumber the human population (FAO, 1989).
In Southern Africa, Botswana's agricultural sector is largely dependent on livestock, because most of the country lacks adequate
rainfall for arable agriculture. A complicating factor is the unreliability of the rainfall and the potential for recurrent drought.
Indeed, drought is considered a normal occurrence and farmers experience crop failure three or four years in every decade. Tyson,
points out that the oscillations observed in past rainfall will likely continue into the future and that the rainfall averages...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1991
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10971
SMALL HOLDERS, TRANSGENIC VARIETIES, AND PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY: THE CASE
OF COTTON FARMERS IN CHINA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Huang,
Jikun; Hu,
Ruifa; Rozelle,
Scott; Qiao,
Fangbin; Pray,
Carl E.
The overall goal of this study is to measure the effect of the impact that genetically modified cotton varieties have had on the
production efficiency of small holders in farming communities in China. We also find that the adoption of Bt cotton varieties
leads to a significant decrease in the use of pesticides. Hence, we demonstrate that Bt cotton appears to be an agricultural
technology that improves both production efficiency and the environment. In terms of policies, our findings suggest that the
government should investigate whether or not they should make additional investments to spread Bt to other cotton regions and to
other crops.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Farm Management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11995
Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wilman,
Elizabeth A.
Although it is common to alternate between till and no-till practices, past research has considered farmers’ tillage options to be
limited to the dichotomous choice of whether or not to switch to a long-term no-till regime. This paper expands farmers’ options
and models their choices of tillage frequency. Less frequent tilling sequesters more carbon but permits a greater accumulation of
weeds, whereas more frequent tilling eliminates weeds but releases carbon (tillage emissions). The timing of tillage balances its
marginal benefits and costs. Higher payments from industry or government for atmospheric greenhouse gas reductions will
increase marginal cost and reduce tillage frequency. Other key parameters, such as higher rates of tillage emissions or...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Carbon contract; No-till; Offsets; Soil carbon
sequestration; Tillage frequency.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/105535
Technical efficiency under resource scarcity: Non-parametric approach Uzbekistan agriculture
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hasanov,
Shavkat.
Water scarcity and land degradation increases led to a sharp rise in input resource's costs. These developments make it
increasingly difficult for agricultural farms to produce according to the demand for food and other commodities, especially owing
a rapid population growth. The present study aims to focus on scarce resource use in the agricultural production of the Zarafshan
valley by means of the efficiency analysis. A DEA model is estimated to investigate the farm level efficiency levels with respect
to the use of the limited resources available to the farmers. By the application of linear programming methods a "best practice
frontier is estimated‟, classifying farms on the frontier as efficient and others as inefficient with respect to different...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114563
Biotechnology and Planted Forests: Assessment of Potential and Possibilities
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sedjo,
Roger A.
This paper addresses the potential impact of the introduction and development of biotechnology on planted forests. It includes a
description of some recent innovations in forestry including the use of traditional breeding, and also more recent innovations
involving biotechnology, including the development of clonal propagation and the use of modern molecular biology techniques. In
addition to describing these innovations, the paper undertakes an assessment of their probable impact on future production of the
forest industry, on the global timber supply, and on future markets for timber and wood products. The paper offers a description of
recent innovations in tree breeding and biotechnology, including a discussion of innovations in agriculture that have...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Biotechnology; Plantation forests; Genetic modification; Genetic research; Economic benefits; Transgenic;
GMO; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q21; Q23; Q16; O32; L73.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10862
Angola’s Macroeconomy and Agricultural Growth
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kyle,
Steven C.
This paper discusses the effects of Angola’s mineral wealth on the process of agricultural development. Though Angola has a rich
agricultural resource base its history of civil war and extreme real exchange rate distortions has resulted in agricultural stagnation
through many parts of the country. Though the security situation is now much improved, current high oil prices along with oil
output increases mean that pressures on the real exchange rate will remain a fact of life for the foreseeable future.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Financial Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/57043
Importância do setor florestal para a economia brasileira
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Soares,
Naisy Silva; Sousa,
Eliane Pinheiro de; Silva,
Marcio Lopes da.
O PRESENTE TRABALHO TEVE COMO OBJETIVO ANALISAR A IMPORTÂNCIA DO SETOR FLORESTAL NA
ECONOMIA BRASILEIRA, TENDO COMO REFERÊNCIA O ANO DE 2005. FOI UTILIZADO O MODELO DE
INSUMO-PRODUTO PARA O CÁLCULO DE MULTIPLICADORES SETORIAIS, ÍNDICES DE LIGAÇÕES DE
RASMUSSEN-HIRSCHMAN E ÍNDICES PUROS DE LIGAÇÃO. OS RESULTADOS INDICARAM QUE O SETOR
FLORESTAL
FOI
IMPORTANTE
PARA
O
DESENVOLVIMENTO
SÓCIO-ECONÔMICO
DO
BRASIL,
EM
2005.-----------------------------------------THE PRESENT WORK OBJECTIVES TO ANALYZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE
FOREST SECTOR FOR THE BRAZILIAN ECONOMY, WITH REFERENCE THE YEAR 2005. THE INPUT-OUTPUT
MATRIX MODEL WAS USED FOR TO ESTIMATE SECTORS MULTIPLIERS, RASMUSSEN-HIRSCHMAN LINKAGE
INDEXES AND LINKAGE PURE INDEXES. THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE FOREST...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Setor florestal; Matriz insumo-produto; Economia brasileira; Desenvolvimento sócio-econômico; Forest sector;
Input-output matrix; Brazilian economy; Socio-economic development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108583
Economic Activity Associated With the Garrison Diversion Unit in 1984
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Leitch,
Jay A.; Schaffner,
LeRoy W.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23361
An Experimental Investigation of Hard and Soft Price Ceilings in Emissions Permit Markets
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Perkis,
David F.; Cason,
Timothy N.; Tyner,
Wallace E.
Tradable emissions permits have been implemented to control pollution levels in various markets around the world and represent a
major component of legislative efforts to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. Because permits are
supplied for a fixed level of pollution, allowing the market for permits to determine the price, there is a desire for price control
mechanisms which would protect firms otherwise susceptible to price spikes caused by fluctuations in the demand for pollution
abatement. We test permit markets in an experimental laboratory setting to determine the effectiveness of several price control
mechanisms. Evidence suggests that both permit supply adjustments and traditional price ceilings (hard ceilings) effectively...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Tradable Emissions Permit Market; Price Controls; Hard Ceiling; Soft Ceiling; Experimental Economics;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124096
EFICIÊNCIA NA INDÚSTRIA DE MÓVEIS NO BRASIL: O IMPACTO DA ABERTURA
COMERCIAL NOS ESTADOS E REGIÕES DO BRASIL.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Santos,
Ricardo Bruno Nascimento dos; Santos,
Francivane Teles Pampolha Dos; Sousa,
Alexandre Gervasio.
Com a abertura comercial na década de 90, muitos setores da economia que estavam em processo de industrialização se viram em
dificuldade em enfrentar uma nova estrutura de competição, isso por sua vez acarretou numa industrialização tardia para algumas
empresas do setor industrial, principalmente para as empresas de fabricação de móveis. Analisando esta entrada, este trabalho teve
como objetivo verificar se o processo de abertura comercial causou impactos na eficiência dos estados nas indústrias de móveis,
bem como o impacto na produtividade física. Para atingir esse objetivo, foi utilizado o Modelo de Análise Envoltória de Dados
(DEA), que se baseia em programação matemática. Como insumos foram utilizados pessoal ocupado no setor, salários e
remunerações...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Eficiência Técnica; DEA; Índice Malmiquist de Produtividade; Technical Efficiency; DEA; Malmiquist of
Productivity Index; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/115542
Resilience in Ecology and Belief
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ranjan,
Ram.
Replaced with revised version of paper 06/18/08. Former title: Non-Linearity in Belief and Environmental Risk Dynamics
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Belief dynamics; Ecological hysteresis; Water scarcity; Groundwater dependent ecosystems; Threshold effects;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/5999
Irrigation Water Value Scenarios for 2015: Application to Guadalquivir River
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mesa-Jurado,
Maria A.; Piston,
Juan Maximo; Giannoccaro,
Giacomo; Berbel,
Julio.
This paper reviews the application of a scenario for the 2015 agricultural policy and markets for the irrigated agriculture in
Europe. Scenarios for irrigated agriculture 2015 are also described in detail including Reformed CAP and biomass demand. It is
applied at the basin level for the Guadalquivir River in southern Spain. The methodology is based upon residual value of water
and it combines budget and farm analysis at municipality level, with the Guadalquivir basin divided at 50 ‘comarcas’; in each of
them 24 possible crops are selected with specific ‘comarca’ data bases. The 2015 scenario studies the present level of water use
and value, and makes an analysis for 2015.This model allows the knowledge of water value and irrigated agriculture at
‘comarca’...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Water pricing; Irrigated agriculture; Value of water; Scenario analysis; Agricultural and Food Policy; Land
Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6450
Ex-ante Evaluation of Cassava Research for Development in Malawi: A Farm Household and
Random Utility Modeling Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rusike,
Manyong,
Joseph; Jumbo,
S.; Ntawuruhunga,
Pheneas; Kawonga,
J.M.; James,
Braima; Okechukwu,
R.;
Victor M.
Ex ante evaluation of agricultural research for development projects has become important in recent years for priority setting, ex
post impact assessment and learning about generalizability to other populations and contexts. We apply farm household and
random utility modeling to baseline survey data and evaluate the impact of a cassava research for development project in Malawi
prior to its implementation. The project is being implemented to unlock the potential of cassava in response to the global food
crisis. We find that a high proportion of farm households are not self-sufficient in food production and can be assisted by
increasing the productivity of land and labor in production, processing and marketing of cassava to reduce deficits and increase...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/96182
Sustainable Development and Economic Growth in the Amazon Rainforest
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nogueira,
Jorge Madeira; Kyle,
Steven C.
This paper analyzes the implications of the concept of sustainable development for economic growth. Most definitions of
"sustainability" currently in use provide little guide for policy while some would in fact work against the process of development
if they were to be operationalized. The difficulties in promoting "sustainable development" in the context of a growing economy
where there is a large segment of the population living in absolute poverty are illustrated with the case of the Brazilian Amazon.
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121364
DETERMINING THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF PUBLIC RECREATION
DEVELOPMENTS AT BEAVER LAKE, ARKANSAS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shulstad,
Robert N.; Sawyer,
Thomas G.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1977
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29290
Counterfactual Approach for Assessing Agri-environmental Policy: The Case of the Finnish Water
Protection Policy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lankoski,
Jussi E.; Ollikainen,
Markku.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114404
Marine Protected Areas as Fishery Policy: A Discussion of Potential Costs and Benefits
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sanchirico,
James N.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are currently receiving considerable attention as a "new" tool to control overexploitation. Many
advocates argue that MPAs will provide a plethora of benefits ranging from improved habitat to higher fish stocks with little costs.
Fishermen argue, not surprisingly, that the costs resulting from closing areas could be significant and need to be considered in the
debate. In this paper, a set of biological, industry, and management hypotheses drawn from the literature analyzing the effects of
MPAs are discussed. In doing so, a framework is presented that can be used to assess the expected returns to society from
investing in MPAs.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Renewable resources; Fisheries; Marine protected areas; No-take zones; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; Q22; Q28.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10728
Green House Gas Mitigation Policy, Bio-fuels and Land-use Change- a Dynamic Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cai,
Yongxia; Kicklighter,
John M.; Melillo,
David W.; Gurgel,
Angelo Costa; Paltsev,
Sergey; Cronin,
Timothy W.; Reilly,
Jerry M.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61852
Modelling Spot Water Markets Under Uncertain Water Supply
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Calatrava-Leyva,
Javier; Garrido,
Alberto.
Water availability in semiarid regions usually exhibits patterns of extreme variability. Even in intensively controlled basins, some
users are subject to low levels of water reliability, and more vulnerable to periods of extreme scarcity. To reduce their risk
exposure more flexible instruments, such as voluntary exchanges of water among users, are required. Recent changes in the
Spanish water Law have given an initial impulse to allow for leases of water use rights. Properly designed and monitored, this
instrument provides some flexibility to water management, and may increase the economic use efficiency as well as mitigate the
adverse economic effects of droughts. This paper looks at the risks and uncertainty dimensions of water markets, which have not...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Uncertainty; Farm modelling; Water markets; Water supply; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24820
Forest-Mill Integration: A Transaction Costs Perspective
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Niquidet,
Kurt; O'Kelly,
Glen.
In Canada, where public ownership of forestland is prevalent, a central decision facing policy makers is how to allocate timber
resources to private forest companies. Debates tend to focus around what proportion of the annual harvest should be devoted to
markets opposed to long-term contracts. To give a guide to policy makers, we surveyed forest firms from New Zealand and
Sweden where this decision is based purely on a commercial basis. On average, mills source fifty percent of their fibre from the
market. However, using a fractional logit model, we test whether theories from transaction cost economics influence this decision.
Results are consistent with transaction cost economics; firms decrease the proportion of fibre sourced from a market with...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Transaction costs; Forest tenure; Vertical integration; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; D23; K23; L22; L73.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37086
Valuing National Forest Recreation Access: Using a Stratified On-Site Sample to Generate Values
Across Activities for a Nationally Pooled Sample
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bowker,
James Michael; English,
Donald B.K.; Bergstrom,
John C.; Starbuck,
C. Meghan.
The Forest Service controls vast quantities of natural resources including timber, wildlife, watersheds, air sheds, and ecosystems.
For many of these resources, recreation is one of the primary uses of the natural asset. Recreation visits taken to National Forests
are not "purchased" in the same type of market as other goods (e.g., timber, grazing, or housing). The price of, and ultimately
benefit received from, recreation to National Forests cannot be estimated via traditional market prices and quantities. Alternate
methods must be employed to estimate the value of recreation access.
We use on-site survey data from the Forest Service's
National Visitor Use Monitoring database (2000-2003) and stated preference demand estimation methods to model annual...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19506
MARKET RENT DISSIPATION IN REGULATED OPEN ACCESS FISHERIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Homans,
Frances R.; Wilen,
James E.
Using a new model of markets in regulated open access resources, we illustrate the evolution of a fishery as demand for the
product grows.
We show that increased demand for fish in its fresh form shortens the fishing season and leads to the
development of a market for processed fish. The model allows us to calculate the rent gains from rationalizing the fishery, and we
show that much of the rent gains come on the market side as the season lengthens and more fish can be delivered to the
higher-valued fresh market.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21878
IS THE IRRIGATION WATER DEMAND REALLY CONVEX?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bontemps,
Christophe; Couture,
Stephane; Favard,
Pascal.
The seasonal irrigation water demand under uncertainty, which lies at the core of this paper, is still very roughly known. We
know, however, that irrigated agriculture accounts for a large proportion of water use, especially in many water-scarce areas. In
this paper, we estimate the irrigation water demand, for various climatic conditions characterizing the distribution of the
necessarily stochastic, demand functions under uncertainty. We use a dynamic programming model to represent the farmer's
decision program under uncertainty. A crop-growth simulation model (EPIC-PHASE), provides the response function to the
decisions taken and climatic events and is linked to a CRRA utility function representing the farmer's objective function. This
model is used...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20508
Water Trading - Producer Perspective
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Spellmire,
Tom.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8091
Economic Dimensions of Invasive Species
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Evans,
Edward A.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/93721
Carbon-accounting methods and reforestation incentives
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cacho,
Oscar J.; Hean,
Robyn L.; Wise,
Russell M.
The emission of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, and the consequent potential for climate change are the focus of
increasing international concern. Temporary land-use change and forestry projects (LUCF) can be implemented to offset
permanent emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector. Several approaches to accounting for carbon sequestration in
LUCF projects have been proposed. In the present paper, the economic implications of adopting four of these approaches are
evaluated in a normative context. The analysis is based on simulation of Australian farm–forestry systems. Results are interpreted
from the standpoint of both investors and landholders. The role of baselines and transaction costs are discussed.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116186
A SUSTENTABILIDADE DAS RESERVAS EXTRATIVISTAS PELA PERSPECTIVA DA
ECONOMIA ECOLÓGICA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cavalcanti,
Carvalho; Reydon,
Francisco Carlos Da Silveira; Maciel,
Raimundo Claudio Gomes; Mangabeira,
Joao Alfredo De
Bastiaan Philip.
As Reservas Extrativistas (RESEX) são áreas de domínio público, com uso concedido às populações extrativistas tradicionais,
cuja subsistência baseia-se no extrativismo e na agricultura de subsistência e na criação de animais de pequeno porte, e têm como
objetivos básicos proteger os meios de vida e a cultura dessas populações, e assegurar o uso sustentável dos recursos naturais da
unidade. Porém, o aumento da área para agropecuária dentro das reservas vem aumentando e, assim, o desmatamento. O presente
estudo tem como objetivo promover uma reflexão sobre a regulamentação ambiental e suas conseqüências, bem como sobre a
organização popular como instrumento capaz de deter o desmatamento na Amazônia. Neste sentido, as RESEX, resultado da luta
política e...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Sustentabilidade; Reservas Extrativistas; Economia Ecológica; Amazônia; Regulamentação ambiental;
Sustainability; Extractivist Reserves; Ecological Economics; Amazon; Environmental regulation; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113395
The Effect of Farm Labor Organization on IPM Adoption. Empirical Evidence from Thailand
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Beckmann,
Volker; Irawan,
Evi; Wesseler,
Justus.
This paper examines the effect of labor organization on integrated pest management (IPM), using cross section data collected
from a participatory farming system survey of 157 durian growers in Chanthaburi, Thailand, in 2005. In contrast to many studies
of IPM adoption, this work uses the form of farm labor organization as an endogenous factor for identifying the rate of IPM
adoption among durian growers. The instrumental variables method was employed to econometrically relate a set of alleged
variables as instruments of labor organization to the rate of IPM adoption. Results show that, among others, farms employing
hired labor have a significantly lower adoption rate of IPM.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Labor Organization; IPM Adoption; 2SLS; Farm Labor; Agricultural Extension; Agricultural and Food Policy;
Agricultural Finance; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm
Management; Financial Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Institutional and
Behavioral Economics; International Development; Labor and Human Capital; Land Economics/Use; Political Economy;
Production Economics; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; Q16; J2; J43.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/55767
BARRIERS FOR DEVELOPMENT IN ZAMBIAN SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZE FARMS:
EVIDENCE FROM MICRO-DATA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kimhi,
Ayal; Chiwele,
Dennis K.
The objective of this paper is to identify factors which limit the ability of Zambian farmers to increase Maize productivity and/or
diversify their crop mix. Both may enable wealth accumulation, investments, and further expansion. Specifically, we link
variations in agricultural decisions, practices, and outcomes, to variations in the tightness of the different constraints. We model
crop production decisions as having recursive structure. Initially, farmers decide on land allocation among the different crops,
based on their information set at planting time. Then, as new information (weather, market conditions) is revealed, farmers can
change output by influencing the yield. This recursive structure enables to separate the effects of the constraints on the...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Diversification; Maize Productivity; Recursive Decisions; Two-stage Estimation; Censored Dependent
Variables; Community/Rural/Urban Development; International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; O1; Q1.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21877
Natural Resources, Development Models and Sustainable Development
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Auty,
Richard M.
This paper starts out from the optimistic assumption that the basic policies for environmental economic development are known
but uncertainties surround the speed of their adoption. In many developing countries the key obstacle is poor governance:
consequently, renewable resources continue to be mined, non-renewable resources are depleted irresponsibly, and reductions in
pollution intensity lag. Recent research identifies resource abundance as an important cause of policy failure. This is because the
primary sector remains large in relation to GDP so that differences in the scale of natural resource rents (and in their
socio-economic linkages) condition macro policy in important ways. Most developing countries are resource-rich, a condition that
engenders...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24136
Effects of Resource Endowments on Agricultural Trade
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Koo,
Won W.; Anderson,
Craig Scott.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; International Relations/Trade.
Ano: 1988
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23203
Bioenergy in a Greenhouse Mitigating World
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: McCarl,
Bruce A.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q1; Q4; Q54.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94503
Household perceptions of climate change and preferences for mitigation action: the case of the
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme in Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Akter,
Sonia; Bennett,
Jeffrey W.
This study aims to show how Australian households perceive climate change and what they are prepared to do to reduce the
harmful effects of climate change.
A web-based survey in November 2008 asked approximately 600 New South Wales
households about their willingness to pay additional household expenses caused by the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
(CPRS) proposed by the Australian government.
The Contingent Valuation Method (CVM), a widely used non-market
valuation technique, was applied. Results of the study show there is a positive demand to mitigate climate change in Australia
resulting from a wish to avoid climate change. Households’ willingness to pay (WTP) for climate change was, however,
significantly curbed as households was uncertain about...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Contingent valuation; Climate change; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme; Willingness to pay; Uncertainty;
Australia; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94819
Collective Action for Water Harvesting Irrigation in Lerma-Chapala Basin, Mexico
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Scott,
Christopher A.; Silva-Ochoa,
Paula.
Water and watersheds are difficult to separate for management purposes. Providing irrigation as a supplement to rainfall for crop
production requires considerable collective action at the watershed level to mobilize labor and other resources, as well as to make
decisions and implement the distribution of benefits. Small- scale water harvesting irrigation systems in Mexico have endured for
centuries. They now face considerable challenges with changes in the ejido property rights over land and water, the growing
importance of alternative sources of livelihoods, and increasing scarcity and competition for water within the river basins. Two
case studies of water harvesting irrigation systems in the Lerma-Chapala Basin illustrate the response of communities to...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Irrigation; Watershed; Water harvesting; Water; Collective action; Property rights; Mexico; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/50057
Identifying the Impact of Weather Variation on Crop Yield in the Northern Plains
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jiang,
Yong; Koo,
Won W.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Weather; Production; Crop yield; Agriculture; Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Land Economics/Use;
Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/104508
DEVELOPMENT OF INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR INNOVATIONS TO REDUCE
PERMANENTLY THE EFFECTS OF DROUGHTS ON AGRICULTURE (WITH IMPLICATION
FOR ETHIOPIA)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Abebe,
Kassahun.
Drought is a natural hazard that cannot be avoided significantly within the present level of scientific development. Studies and
experiments to overcome drought have not yet reached the stage of development where the world can depend on the available
scientific technology to avoid droughts. As a result, both scientifically developed and the developing nations face the problem
equally. The recent droughts of the Sahel and Northeast Africa and the current drought of the Great Plains of the United States
show how diverse the distribution of the problem is and the range of possible effects that might be sustained in the poor regions of
the world such as the Sahel and the more developed regions like the Great Plains. There is a large body of experience on...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1976
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11131
Discussion: Water Scarcity–Future Uses and Implications for Policy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Willis,
David B.
The three articles presented at this invited session examine the evolution of water policy planning and the implementation of
regulatory tools to achieve water conservation objectives. Two articles focus on Texas water issues and the third focuses on the
Georgia planning experience. Each article clearly illustrates the value of sharing advances in hydrologic and economic modeling
with local community stakeholder groups to facilitate the credible development of regional water management plans. Moreover,
each article hints that stronger regulatory tools may be needed to achieve long-run policy objectives.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Conservation; Regulation; Water policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q25; Q28.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113530
Food vs. Wood: Dynamic Choices for Kenyan Smallholders
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Peralta,
Maria Alexandra; Swinton,
Scott M.
Natural resource management
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agroforestry; Eucalyptus; Food security; Kenya; Linear programming; Smallholder agriculture; Whole farm
model; Crop Production/Industries; International Development; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
O13; Q12.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49401
THE ECONOMIC AND FISCAL IMPACTS OF A WIND TURBINE FARM IN PECOS COUNTY
TEXAS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Stallmann,
Judith I.; Evans,
Garen K.; Jones,
Lonnie L.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23982
Assessing the economic impact of an emissions trading scheme on agroforestry in Australia’s northern
grazing systems
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Donaghy,
Peter; Rolfe,
John; Gowen,
Rebecca; Bray,
Steven; Madonna,
Hoffman.
Although agriculture generates a significant portion of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, it also has the potential to sequester
large quantities of emissions through changed land use management such as agroforestry. Whilst there is an extensive amount of
agroforestry literature, little has been written on the economic consequences of adopting silvopastoral systems in northern
Australia. This paper reports the economic feasibility of adopting complimentary agroforestry systems in the low rainfall region of
northern Australia. The analysis incorporates the dynamic tradeoffs between tree and pasture growth, carbon sequestration,
cleared regrowth decomposition rates and livestock methane emissions in a bioeconomic model. The results suggest there are...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Carbon sequestration; Financial analysis; Carbon accounting framework; Agroforestry; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/59069
Need for institutional impact assessment in planning irrigation system modernization
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bandaragoda,
Don Jayatissa.
Presents a case study of the institutional implications of remodeling an old irrigation system in northern Pakistan. Highlights the
importance for donors and project planners to consider institutional issues such as water allocation rules, operation procedures,
and organizational capacity for post-construction system management along with changes to the physical infrastructure.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Irrigation management; Irrigation systems; Water allocation; Rehabilitation; Modernization; Case studies;
Institutional constraints; Operations; Maintenance; Irrigation canals; Irrigation effects; Pakistan; Lower Swat Canal; Agribusiness;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics
and Policy; Farm Management; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Land Economics/Use; Production Economics; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/52967
Responsiveness of Demand for Irrigation Water: A Focus on the Southern Murray-Darling Basin
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Appels,
David; Douglas,
Robert A.; Dwyer,
Gavan.
The Productivity Commission staff working paper, 'Responsiveness of Demand for Irrigation Water: A Focus on the Southern
Murray-Darling Basin', was released August 2004. This paper explores the determinants of the elasticity of demand for irrigation
water. It focuses on three main irrigated industries - rice, dairy and horticulture - to gain a greater understanding of the value that
farmers place on water as an input. This paper provides detail relating to farm decision behaviour and biophysical production
realities faced by irrigators in the southern Murray-Darling Basin.
The views expressed in this paper are those of the staff
involved and do not necessarily reflect those of the Productivity Commission.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31924
Sweetener-Ethanol Complex in Brazil, the United States, and Mexico: Do Corn and Sugar Prices
Matter?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schmitz,
Andrew; Seale,
James L., Jr.; Schmitz,
Troy G.
Sugar is a major commodity, produced and traded around the world, but it is no longer the only sweetener. For example, in the
United States, roughly 50 percent of the sweetener market is made up of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is also making
inroads into Mexico. This is not the case, however, for the European Union and countries such as Brazil, which dominates the
world sugar market in almost all aspects (Schmitz, 2002). In the United States, 8 to 10 percent of the U.S. corn crop goes into
HFCS production, with roughly the same percentage of corn being used for the production of ethanol (Schmitz and Polopolous,
1999). In Brazil, however, sugarcane, rather than corn, is used in the production of ethanol. Because of relative price differences
for...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15666
Agricultural Salinization in the Olfants River at Loskop Valley, Mpumalanga
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Aihoon,
John Komo; Groenewald,
Jan A.; von Bach,
Helmke J. Sartorius.
Salinization of South African rivers is serious and has rendered some dams and reservoirs unsuitable for irrigation. The
contribution of agriculture to the environmental problem of salinization was empirically analysed in this study. Linear regression
models demonstrated that increases in the Total Dissolved Salts (TDS) and chlorine of the Olifants River in the Loskop Valley are
at least partially the result of variations in irrigation farming parameters such as fertilizer usage, rainfall and area cultivated to
crops such as tobacco, cotton and wheat. The marginal rates of substitution among the independent variables can be employed in
the formulation of the economically most efficient local salinization control policy. Other approaches are possible, but...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/54442
The Impact of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Participation on Household
Energy Insecurity
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Murray,
Anthony G.; Mills,
Bradford F.
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: LIHEAP; Energy Security; Program Evaluation; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q48.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/123968
AN ANALYSIS OF COMMON-POOL-RESOURCE IN AN INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS
FRAMEWORK: EVIDENCE FROM TANK IRRIGATION AND GROUP-OWNED WELLS IN
SOUTH INDIA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Singh,
Meenu.
Tanks are man made reservoirs formed by putting crescent shaped earth embankments across the drainage flow to capture and
store heavy runoff from concentrated monsoon rainfall. Tank water reaches fields by gravity flow through sluices. Tanks, which
were once the largest form of irrigation in South India have declined in importance and are in state of disrepair. This paper
synthesizes the disparate strands of thoughts prevailing in the Common Pool Resource literature while analyzing tank and well
irrigation in South India. Particular attention is given to the fact that tanks are a part of the village 'public domain' through which
social relations are articulated, reproduced and challenged (Mosse, 1997). Group Owned Wells are discussed as an alternative,...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11255
River Basin Indicators: a Framework for Evaluation in the Rio Grande
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hooper,
Bruce P.; Ward,
Frank A.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92880
ENERGY SUBSTITUTION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO SHRIMP FISHERY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kim,
Dae K.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1983
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30147
Challenges for fruitful participation of smallholders in large-scale water resource management
organisations: Selected case studies in South Africa
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Faysse,
Nicolas.
In South Africa, the 1998 National Water Act has created two user-driven water resource management organisations, namely the
Water User Association at the local level and the Catchment Management Agency at a larger catchment level. The paper
investigates some challenges concerning the participation of smallholders in water resource management organisations involving
also large-scale users. Specifically, the paper analyses the possible discrepancies between the needs of smallholders with regard to
water and the functions of these organisations. A simple typology of needs concerning water is presented and used to classify the
main problems faced by smallholders in selected case studies. In some of the cases studied, smallholders need above all funds
for...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9475
JAAE Front page
Provedor de dados: 31
Includes: Front Cover, Editorial Information, JAAE Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Community/Rural/Urban Development;
Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Demand and Price Analysis; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113515
Tradeoffs Between Water Quality and the Economic Impacts of Low-Input Agriculture in the Coastal
Plain of Virginia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Diebel,
Penelope L.; Taylor,
Daniel B.; Batie,
Sandra S.; Heatwole,
Conrad D.
Agricultural activities have been identified as major contributors to the non-point pollution of the Chesapeake Bay. Low-input
agricultural practices are being considered to reduce pollution in areas adjoining the Chesapeake Bay. A multiperiod mathematical
programming model was used to examine the potential adoption of low-input practices and to assess the environmental
consequences of these activities under different policies. The results of these analyses indicate that tradeoffs exist among the types
of non-point pollution produced under each policy. Only policies that retired productive agricultural land reduced all pollutant
types.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Environmental tradeoffs; Low-input agriculture; Nitrogen; Pesticides; Farm Management; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118176
Ignoring the Multi-species Aspect of Labor Supply Decisions in Spatially Explicit Bio-economic
Fishery Models
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Stafford,
Tess.
This paper analyzes the bias associated with ignoring the multi-species aspect of labor supply decisions in spatially explicit
bioeconomic fishery models. Recent advancements have been made to simultaneously model the biology of a marine species and
the strategic behavior of harvesters over both time and space in order to more accurately predict the effect of regulatory policies
on harvester effort and resource population. These models assume a nested choice structure in which the harvester first faces a
dichotomous decision between fishing for the target species or not on a given day and then chooses a location to fish conditional
on participation. This structure implicitly groups all non-target species options together in the first nest forcing...
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Multi-species fisheries; Labor supply; Fisheries management; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124367
Private Sector Initiatives in Nature Conservation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bennett,
Jeffrey W.
The provision and management of protected natural areas has generally been regarded as the province of governments. Yet there
are theoretical arguments to support the contention that the private sector can play a valuable role in nature conservation. There
are also numerous examples of private sector initiatives in countries as economically, culturally and environmentally diverse as
Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Vanuatu.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12382
Breaks and Trends in OECD Countries’ Energy-GDP Ratios
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Liddle,
Brantley.
This paper uses the econometrics of endogenous structural breaks to examine changes in energy intensity for OECD countries
over 1960-2009. Nearly all OECD countries currently have significant negatively trending energy-GDP ratios; but for several
countries those negative trends are recent, and two countries have recent significant positive trends. For several countries, energy
intensity had a significant positive trend followed by a break and then a significant negative trend. Those break-dates, however,
appear to have little to do with level of development (GDP per capita). Instead, among the likely causes of break timing are the
volatile energy prices of the 1970s and early 1980s and the increased concern for the environment in the late 1960s and early...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Energy intensity; Endogenous structural breaks; Modeling environment and development; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; Q43; O13.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100578
Portfolio Analysis for Optimal Seafood Product Diversification and Resource Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sylvia,
Gilbert; Tuininga,
Chris; Larkin,
Sherry L.
Future harvests from commercial fish stocks are unlikely to increase substantially due to biological and regulatory constraints.
Developing alternative sets of processed seafood products is one strategy for increasing welfare while managing the risks inherent
in a variable and renewable natural resource. To quantify the risk-benefit tradeoffs of alternative strategies, a portfolio decision
framework is embedded into a multi-period bioeconomic model. The model is used to generate an efficient portfolio frontier to
estimate possible rent dissipation from status quo management. Frontiers are also generated for seafood processors and brokers.
Implications for the different industry agents are discussed.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Bioeconomic analysis; Dynamic optimization; Markowitz; Pacific whiting; Portfolio analysis; Resource
management; Seafood processing; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31092
Where Will the New Ethanol Plants Be?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Holbrook,
Bill.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/33312
Read This Paper Later: Procrastination with Time-Consistent Preferences
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fischer,
Carolyn.
A model of time-consistent procrastination is developed to assess the extent to which the observed behavior is compatible with
rational behavior. When a finite work requirement must be completed by a deadline, the remaining time for leisure is an
exhaustible resource. With a positive rate of time preference, the optimal allocation of this resource results in more hours spent
working (and fewer in leisure) the closer the deadline. Key qualitative findings of psychological studies of academic
procrastination are consistent with the standard natural resource management principles implied by the model, when suitably
adapted to task aversiveness, uncertainty, and multiple deadlines. However, quantitatively, the fully rational model requires an
extremely high...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Procrastination; Natural resource economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q3; D9; J22; D81.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10590
Economic Value of Wildlife in the Lower Sheyenne River Basin: Comparison of Four Measurement
Techniques
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Leitch,
Jay A.; Nelson,
William C.
Wildlife is continually being reduced in numbers due to man's activities which are competitive with wildlife for the use of land.
The authors hope that this report will assist individuals and groups in making decisions affecting the future population of wildlife.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1976
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23310
Erfassung, Bewertung und Minderung von Treibhausgasemissionen des deutschen Agrar- und
Ernährungssektors
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Osterburg,
Jochen; Krentler,
Bernhard; Nieberg,
Jan-Gerd; Paulsen,
Hiltrud; Ruter,
Sebastian; Isermeyer,
Hans Marten; Schuchardt,
Folkhard; Haenel,
Frank; Schweinle,
Jorg; Weiland,
Hans-Dieter; Hahne,
Peter.
Zusammenfassung: In dieser Studie werden Treibhausgasemissionen (THG) aus der deutschen Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft
analysiert und Möglichkeiten zu ihrer Reduzierung erörtert. Darüber hinaus wird die Eignung von Ökobilanzen für die Bewertung
von Produktionsverfahren und Produkten untersucht. In Kapitel 2 werden theoretische Grundlagen für die Umsetzung von
Klimaschutzpolitiken erörtert. Als Bilanzierungs- und Analysemethoden werden die Emissionsberichterstattung, die
umweltökonomischen Gesamtrechnungen, Ökobilanzen (Life Cycle Assessment) und Carbon Footprints vorgestellt. Es folgt in
Kapitel 3 eine Analyse der THG-Emissionen des deutschen Agrar- und Ernährungssektors nach Quellgruppen der
Klimaberichterstattung sowie in Bezug auf Produktionsprozesse...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Klimawandel; Treibhausgase; Landwirtschaft; Kohlenstoff Fußabdruck; Climate change; Greenhouse gases;
Agriculture; Carbon footprint; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food
Safety; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q1 (Q18); Q 5 (Q51; Q 52; Q 54).
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103666
Implicit discount rates and fisheries management: is there a relationship?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Coglan,
Louisa; Pascoe,
Sean.
Fishers are faced with multiple risks, including unpredictability of future catch rates, prices and costs. While the latter are largely
beyond the control of fisheries managers, effective fisheries management should reduce uncertainty about future catches.
Different management instruments are likely to have different impacts on the risk perception of fishers, and this should manifest
itself in their implicit discount rate. Assuming licence and quota values represent the net present value of the flow of expected
future profits, then a proxy for the implicit discount rate of vessels in a fishery can be derived by the ratio of the average level of
profits to the average licence/quota value. From this, an indication of the risk perception can be derived,...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/58891
Towards more inclusive long-term bulk water resource management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: de Lange,
Willem J.; Kleynhans,
Theo E.
Fresh water resources provide a platform for complex and often emotional issues to develop, particularly in resource scarcity
situations. Bulk water infrastructure contains elements of a public good and proved vulnerable to failures in market and
government driven allocation strategies.
Common to both are uncaptured costs and benefits due to shortcomings in cost
quantification techniques. Natural ecosystems stands to lose the most since ecosystem services are often not quantifiable in
monetary terms and therefore neglected in allocation decision-making. This paper took on the challenge of expanding current
decision-support in order to promote more inclusive long-term water management. A case-study approach with the focus on a
choice related problem...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Water management; Decision-support; Public participation; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8015
Institutions for integrated water-resources management in river basins: An analytical framework.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kurian,
Mathew.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Water resource management; River basins; Crop production; Institution building; Conflict; Irrigation
management; Crop Production/Industries; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92522
A MULTI-PRODUCT ANALYSIS OF ENERGY DEMAND IN AGRICULTURAL SUBSECTORS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Adelaja,
Adesoji O.; Hoque,
Anwarul.
A multi-product cost function model was used to analyze energy demand in various agricultural subsectors. This approach has
advantages over previously used approaches since it reduces aggregation bias, considers technological jointness, and provides
various disaggregative measures related to energy input demand. When fitted to West Virginia county level data, labor and
miscellaneous inputs in crop and livestock production were found to be substitutes for energy, while capital, machinery, and
fertilizer were complementary to energy. Energy demand was inelastic and increases in machinery prices had the largest reduction
effect on energy demand. Technological change was found to be capital, machinery, and fertilizer using, but it was labor and
energy saving....
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1986
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29795
AN ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF A MULTI-AREA RECREATION SYSTEM
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wetzstein,
Michael E.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1982
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30456
A Qualitative Assessment of the Benefits and Costs of On-Farm Food Safety and Environmental Farm
Plans in the Pork Sector
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hobbs,
Jill E.; Gervais,
Jean-Philippe; Gray,
Richard S.; Kerr,
William A.; Larue,
Bruno.
This series of six reports entitled: "On-Farm Food Safety and Environmental Farm Plans: Identifying and Classifying Benefits and
Costs" was initiated soon after the launch of the Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) in 2002. The APF recognized the
importance of food safety and environmental concerns for the future growth of the agriculture and Agri-food sector. For this
reason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) commissioned this series of reports to develop a conceptual framework to
strengthen our understanding of the potential benefit and cost implications of On-farm Food Safety (OFFS) and Environmental
Farm Plans (EFP) that were key components of the APF. The reports were prepared by a group of academics with extensive
knowledge of the agriculture...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Food
Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Marketing; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/55298
GEORGIA WATER SERIES -- ISSUE 6: FUTURE ISSUES AND DIRECTIONS FACING
WATER RESOURCES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jordan,
Jeffrey L.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16637
THE IMPACT OF ENERGY PRICES ON OPTIMUM MACHINERY SIZE AND THE
STRUCTURE OF AGRICULTURE: A GEORGIA EXAMPLE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Musser,
Wesley N.; Marable,
Ulysses, Jr.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Demand and Price Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1976
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29962
Assessing the performance of conservation auctions: an experimental study
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schilizzi,
Steven; Latacz-Lohmann,
Uwe.
Building on available theory, this work uses controlled laboratory experiments to investigate the budgetary and the economic
performance of competitive tenders for allocating conservation contracts to landholders. Experiments have been replicated in two
different countries to check for robustness of results. We find that auctions outperform the more traditional fixed-price programs
only in the one-shot setting. With repetition, the auctions quickly lose their edge. The budget-constrained auction performs
similarly to the target-constrained in the one-shot setting but appears more robust to repetition. Our results suggest that previous
estimates of conservation auction performance are too optimistic, and we propose a method for improving such estimates.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10436
Agri-Environmental Policies When the Spatial Pattern of Biodiversity Reserves Matters
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bamiére,
Laure; David,
Maia; Vermont,
Bruno.
The aim of this paper is to compare different policy instruments for cost-effective habitat conservation on agricultural lands, when
the desired spatial pattern of reserves is a random mosaic. We use a spatially explicit mathematical programming model which
studies the farmers' behavior as profit maximizers under technical and administrative constraints. Facing different policy
measures, each farmer chooses its land-use at the field level, which determines the landscape at the regional level. A spatial
pattern index (Ripley L function) is then associated to the obtained landscape, indicating on the degree of dispersion of the
reserve. We compare a subsidy per hectare of reserve with an auction scheme and an agglomeration malus. We find that the
auction is...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agri-environmental policies; Biodiversity; Mathematical programming; Spatial optimization; Reserve design;
Cost-efficiency; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; H23; Q57; Q12; Q28.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114239
ETHNICISED ENTITLEMENTS? PROPERTY RIGHTS AND CIVIL WAR IN SRI LANKA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Korf,
Benedikt.
The present paper investigates how ethnic violence and civil war in Sri Lanka have affected local property rights institutions . I
use local case studies to analyze the institutional relations and alliances between civilians and combatants in the emergent society
of violence that shapes local communities in civil war. My focus will be on how civilians from different ethnic groups utilize
social and political capital assets to secure entitlements to natural resources. The findings of my research suggest that resource
entitlements in Trincomalee are "ethnicised" in the sense that opportunities and access to resources are unequally distributed
among the three ethnic groups (Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims), because these groups are unequally endowed with political...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Political Economy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18767
A Comparison of Timber Models for Use in Public Policy Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sohngen,
Brent; Sedjo,
Roger A.
In this paper, we compare and contrast two types of timber models that have been used for public policy analysis. These models
have been variously used to predict price, inventory and market welfare impacts under different exogenous forces that impact
timber markets. The framework and theory for each model type is presented and discussed. We then thoroughly test the two model
types across six potential exogenous shocks to timber markets, ranging from instantaneous demand shocks to gradual supply
adjustments. Our comparison indicates that these models predict potentially important differences in timber market behavior.
These differences are important to consider for those who do public policy analysis.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Timber markets; Models; Dynamic adjustment; Optimization; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C62;
Q21; Q23.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10467
Auctions for conservation contracts: an empirical examination of Victoria’s BushTender trial
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Stoneham,
Gary; Chaudhri,
Vivek; Ha,
Arthur; Strappazzon,
Loris.
The present paper proposes that markets for nature conservation on private land are missing because of the problem of asymmetric
information. An auction of conservation contracts was designed to reveal hidden information needed to facilitate meaningful
transactions between landholders and government. The present paper describes the key elements of auction and contract design
employed and the results obtained from a pilot auction of conservation contracts run in two regions of Victoria. The pilot
demonstrated that it was possible to create at least the supply side of a market for nature conservation and in conjunction with a
defined budget, prices were discovered and resources allocated through contracts with landholders. The present paper compares
a...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118151
Valuing Beach Recreation Across a Regional Area: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rolfe,
John; Gregg,
Daniel.
The focus of the research reported in this paper has been to estimate recreation values for beaches over approximately 1400
kilometres of coastline along the Queensland coast. The study is notable at an international level because it assesses recreation
values to a general type of recreation asset rather than to a specific site, and because it focuses on the values of the local resident
population. Negative binomial models have been used to estimate both the visit rate and recreation values associated with beach
visits in different regional areas. The value of a single beach visit was estimated per person at $35.09, which extrapolates to $450
million in beach recreation values per annum. These values are likely to be conservative because opportunity costs...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Recreation; Travel Cost Method; Beach; Contingent behaviour; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124433
WATER MARKETS AND THIRD PARTY EFFECTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bourgeon,
Jean-Marc; Easter,
K. William; Smith,
Rodney B.W.
This paper examines the potential effects of water trading on the service sector of a rural economy. The economy earns income
producing an irrigated agricultural product and a non-agricultural (service) good, and possibly by selling water. Among other
things, we show when none of the water income leaves the region (no income flight), water trading enhances regional welfare. We
then show if income flight is "large enough", water trading has the opposite effect. Albeit, even under income flight, if the income
flight problem is not too serious, water trading will enhance regional welfare.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20231
ADOPTION OF CARBON-SEQUESTERING PRACTICES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND
RISK-AVERSE FARMERS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: De Pinto,
Alessandro; Robertson,
Richard D.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/91272
Assessment of performance and impact of irrigation and water resources systems in Taiwan and Sri
Lanka: Final report
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sakthivadivel,
Ramasamy; Aloysius,
Noel; Matsuno,
Yutaka.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Irrigation systems; Water scarcity; Water allocation; Water supply; Water quality; Water distribution; Decision
making; Water management; Regression analysis; Performance evaluation; Sustainability; Irrigated farming; Agricultural
development; Farm size; Irrigation management; Farmers' associations; Rain; Paddy cultivation; Crop yield; Costs; Productivity;
Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92774
ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC ACCOUNTING FOR THE GERMAN AGRICULTURAL
SECTOR
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schmidt,
Thomas G.; Osterburg,
Bernhard.
How can we estimate the negative externalities of agriculture at the national level, and attribute these to specific production
activities and outputs? The paper presents a method that calculates the mass flow in the whole agricultural sector including inputs
from other sectors, and that allows to analyse resource use and emissions, e.g. of greenhouse gases. Data inputs are the German
economic accounts for agriculture, farm structural survey and market statistics, as well as environmental statistics. In the
framework of the German agricultural sector model RAUMIS, material flows within the agricultural sector are described, as well
as inputs from other German sectors and imports. Through a processanalytical approach, all information is integrated and...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: SEEA; Input-Output Analysis; Agriculture; Resource use; Trade; Emissions; Carbon footprint; Livestock
Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/91268
A Theoretical Market Model for National Parks of Different Ecological Character Managed by One
Agency
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Beal,
Diana J.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12409
Willingness to Pay for Potable Water in the Southeastern Turkey: An Application of both Stated and
Revealed Preferences Valuation Method
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bilgic,
Abdulbaki; Eren,
Gunes; Florkowski,
Wojciech J.
We estimate both averting behavior and stated preferences about water quality improvements in the southeastern Anatolian region
using reduced form equations. The model reveals that income, education, perception about water features, household living
conditions, regional variables are only statistically significant in both the RP and SP data models. The WTP estimate was around
6.43 New Turkish Liras. And also simulation analysis show that increasing income and education foster the willingness-to-pay for
treating water, while an increase in bid prices and perception reduce the WTP.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6755
DEVELOPING THE OUTDOOR RECREATION-RELATED AND NATURE-BASED TOURISM
SECTOR IN SOUTHWESTERN NORTH DAKOTA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Leistritz,
F. Larry; Hodur,
Nancy M.
Southwestern North Dakota has historically been economically dependent on agriculture and the energy industry. Since the early
1980s, the region has experienced substantial out-migration and population loss as both the agricultural and energy sectors have
undergone substantial consolidation with subsequent declining employment.
The patterns of economic restructuring,
out-migration, and population decline throughout the region led to the designation of the eight southwestern counties of North
Dakota (a.k.a., State Planning Region 8) as a Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) zone in 1995. The USDA program was
established to help address critical economic and community development issues unique to rural areas by facilitating a
collaborative and...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: SW-REAP Zone; Nature-based tourism; Economic development; Outdoor recreation; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23548
Fish for Feed vs Fish for Food
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Allan,
Geoff L.
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food producing industry sector in the world. Demand for feed ingredients, particularly for
preferred protein sources such as fishmeal, fish oil and ‘trash fish’, has also increased, raising questions about sustainability and
uses of fish for aquaculture feeds or directly as human food. Approximately 30 million metric tonnes (MMT) of fish from capture
fisheries are used each year to produce fishmeal and fish oil. The species used are not usually consumed directly by humans.
Production of fishmeal and fish oil has remained relatively static over many years, with the increasing amount going to
aquaculture feeds being balanced by reducing amounts going to other animal feeds. Trash fish are generally smaller or
lower-value...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124068
Impact of Government-Sponsored Pollution Prevention Practices on Environmental Compliance and
Enforcement: Evidence from a Sample of US Manufacturing Facilities
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sam,
Abdoul G.
A two-way fixed effects Poisson model is used to investigate the impact of 43 EPA-sponsored pollution prevention (P2) practices
on compliance and enforcement for a sample of facilities in the US manufacturing sector. I find that P2 adoption reduces
environmental violations in three industries while increasing violations in two others. P2 adoption also spurs fewer enforcement
actions in three industries. I further partition the P2 practices into three categories based on their approach to improve
environmental performance. In doing so, I find that practices that involve changes in operating procedures--about a third of
adopted P2 practices--such as instituting a self-inspection and monitoring program to discover spills or leak sources, improving
maintenance...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Pollution Prevention Act; P2 practices; Compliance; Enforcement; Poisson models; Environmental Economics
and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q53; L51; C23.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49306
Food security for sub-Saharan Africa: does water scarcity limit the options?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gowing,
John W.
Future food security can be achieved only by delivering substantial increases in agricultural production, but this has important
implications for water availability. Water scarcity is not currently a major issue in sub-Saharan Africa, but it would be a mistake
to neglect this issue. It would be a mistake also to assume that only plans for irrigated agriculture are affected. It should be
recognised that a land-use decision is also a water-use decision. A plan based on improving rain-fed agriculture through adoption
of measures to make better use of rainfall brings trade-offs in that there may be less runoff to satisfy the water needs of
downstream users and environmental functions. Planning for future food security requires integrated analysis of land-use...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Food security; Water scarcity; Irrigation; Agriculture; Africa; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47864
SOME ISSUES IN CONTINUOUS - AND DISCRETE - RESPONSE CONTINGENT VALUATION
STUDIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hanemann,
W. Michael.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28928
Questions of Costs About the French Bio-Fuel Sector by Year 2010
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Treguer,
David; Sourie,
Jean-Claude; Rozakis,
Stelios.
By the end of year 2010, each member state of the European Union (the EU) ought to incorporate 5.75% of bio-fuels in the total
of fuels used for transportation purposes. In order to achieve such a target, tax incentives are implemented by the French
government given that the production of bio-fuels still remains unprofitable, even if oil prices are about $60/barel. After a brief
introduction (1), we will first demonstrate the importance borne by the cost of agricultural raw material in the total cost of biofuels
(2). For this purpose a sequential multi annual LP model is used (3). Emphasis must be placed on the possible competition
between food and energy crops, should the production of energy crops require land exceeding the mandatory 10% set-aside (4)....
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bio-fuels; Common Agricultural Policy; Opportunity cost; Energy crops; Kyoto Protocol; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; C61; Q18; Q42.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24560
Potential for Tradable Water Allocation and Rights in Jordan
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Carpio,
Carlos E.; Ramirez,
Octavio A.; Boonsaeng,
Tullaya.
This paper estimates the costs of buying water use rights from farmers located in the Mafraq-Azraq basin in Jordan. Farmers’
water supply curve is estimated using data gathered from a contingent valuation survey. Estimation results indicate that a total
supply of 29 million m3 could be periodically purchased from farmers at an annual price of approximately JD 0.23/m3 (1 JD ≈
0.70 U.S. dollars), or a total cost of about JD 6.8 million per year.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Contingent valuation; Non-parametric estimation; Water supply curve; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56452
Wildlife trade and endangered species protection
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Missios,
Paul C.
Markets for endangered species potentially generate incentives for both legal supply and poaching. To deter poaching,
governments can spend on enforcement or increase legal harvesting to reduce the return from poaching. A leader–follower
commitment game is developed to examine these choices in the presence of illegal harvesting and the resulting impacts on species
stocks. In addition, current trade restrictions imposed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Fauna and Flora are examined. With Cournot conjectures among poachers, the model details the subgame perfect equilibrium
interactions between poaching levels, enforcement and legal harvesting.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117995
Impacts of Selected Title I Provisions of the Senate Committee Farm Bill
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Westhoff,
Patrick C.
This report examines selected provisions of Title I of the “Food and Energy Security Act of 2007,” as approved by the Senate
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Security and Poverty; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37851
Distributional Impacts of Energy-Efficiency Certificates Vs. Taxes and Standards
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Quirion,
Philippe.
Energy efficiency commitments, often associated with tradable energy efficiency certificates, dubbed "white certificates", were
recently implemented in the United Kingdom and Italy and will soon start in France. Energy suppliers have to fund a given
quantity of energy efficiency measures, or to buy "white certificates" from other suppliers who exceed their target. We develop a
partial equilibrium model to compare white certificates to other policy instruments for energy efficiency, i.e., taxes and standards.
Our conclusions are: First, if white certificates are chosen, each supplier's target should be set as a percentage of the energy they
sell during the commitment period rather than in absolute terms, e.g. based on past variables. Indeed the latter...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12123
Spatial Endogenous Fire Risk and Efficient Fuel Management and Timber Harvest
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Konoshima,
Masashi; Montgomery,
Claire A.; Albers,
Heidi J.; Arthur,
Jeffrey L.
This paper integrates a spatial fire behavior model and a stochastic dynamic optimization model to determine the optimal spatial
pattern of fuel management and timber harvest. Each year’ s fire season causes the loss of forest values and lives in the western
US. This paper uses a multi-plot analysis and incorporates uncertainty about fire ignition locations and weather conditions to
inform policy by examining the role of spatial endogenous risk - where management actions on one stand affect fire risk in that
and adjacent stands. The results support two current strategies, but question two other strategies, for managing forests with fire
risk.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9700
IMPACTS OF ENERGY COST INCREASES ON IRRIGATED LAND VALUES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Whittlesey,
Norman K.; Herrell,
Jon P.
Irrigation development in the Pacific Northwest expanded rapidly during the 1960s and 1970s when economic conditions,
including very cheap electricity for pumping water, were favorable for this activity. Thousands of acre of land were irrigated that
required lifting water 400 feet or more. The cost of energy for irrigation pumping has risen as much as 400% in recent years, and
many of these high pump lift farms are in serious economic difficulty. This study shoes that farms with pump lifts exceeding 400
feet will not be able to replace capital irrigation equipment to remain in production in the long run. Land values on these farms
will be determined by dryland production alternatives leaving no rents to sustain the incentive for irrigation.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32476
Sensitivity of Carbon Emission Estimates from Indirect Land-Use Change
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dumortier,
Amani E.; Fabiosa,
Jerome; Hayes,
Jacinto F.; Tokgoz,
Dermot J.; Carriquiry,
Miguel A.; Dong,
Fengxia; Du,
Xiaodong; Elobeid,
Simla.
We analyze the sensitivity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land-use change to modifications in assumptions concerning
crop area, yield, and deforestation. For this purpose, we run a modified version of the Center for Agricultural and Rural
Development (CARD) Agricultural Outlook Model, which was used previously to assess the impacts of energy price increases
and biofuel policy changes on land conversion. To calculate the GHG implications of agricultural activity, we use GreenAgSiM, a
model developed to evaluate emissions from land conversion and agricultural production. Both models are applied to scenarios
that lead to higher US ethanol production. The results are contrasted with the findings of Searchinger et al., and we explain the
role of model...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Biofuel; Crop yield; Greenhouse gas emissions; Indirect land-use change.; Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop
Production/Industries; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51945
Recent Developments in the US - Canadian Softwood Lumber Disputes
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Devadoss,
Stephen; Roman,
Angel Aguiar.
Since the United States and Canada could not resolve their contentious dispute on lumber trade, both countries approached the
World Trade Organization to resolve this long-running disagreement. Each country filed three petitions covering (a)
countervailing duties (CVD), (b) antidumping, and (c) material injury resulting from CVD and antidumping. This article briefly
reviews the dispute, explains both countries' factual arguments submitted to the WTO, presents the WTO rulings on the three
petitions, and discusses the economic implications of WTO findings.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Canada; Dispute; Lumber; United States; WTO; International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23901
Assessing the Impact of Cap-and-Trade Climate Legislation on Agriculture in the Northern Plains: A
Policy Simulation with Farmer Preference and Adaption
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jiang,
Yong; Koo,
Won W.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Cap-and-trade; Carbon sequestration; Climate change mitigation; Agricultural impact; Agricultural and Food
Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61532
Ecosystem Services and Western U.S. Rangelands
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Skaggs,
Rhonda K.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q24; Q28; Q57.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94652
Optimal Contracts for Exploration with Cost Recovery of an Exhaustible Natural Resource Under
Asymmetric Information
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Helal,
Uddin; Rahman,
Shaikh Mahfuzur.
Exploration of an exhaustible resource with cost recovery under asymmetric information about cost is modeled and analyzed
employing Principal-Agent theory. Allocation of lower than full information level of effort for the high-cost firms is found
socially optimal. However, distortion is less in a two-stage process of exploration and extraction.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28578
Multifunctional Agriculture: The Effect of Non-Public Goods on Socially Optimal Policies
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ollikainen,
Markku; Lankoski,
Jussi E.
We develop a general framework for multifunctional agriculture, which includes not only public goods but also rural viability as a
non-public good item. We contribute to the literature in two ways. First, we demonstrate how the broader definition of
multifunctional agriculture differs from the agri-environmental multifunctionality, and how agri-environmental policy should be
reformed to include these aspects. We show that rural viability entails adjusting fertilizer tax and buffer strip subsidy below their
first-best Pigouvian levels to reflect the direct and indirect employment effects of agricultural production. Moreover, we show that
when non-agricultural land use is present, an additional, non-agricultural instrument is needed to adjust the amount of...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biodiversity; Employment; Nutrient runoffs; Rural viability; Labor and Human Capital; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24611
Tree Shade and Energy Savings: An Empirical Study
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pandit,
Ram; Laband,
David N.
Trees cast shade on homes and buildings, lowering the inside temperatures and thus reducing demand for power to cool these
buildings during hot times of the year. Drawing from a large sample of residences in Auburn, Alabama, we develop a statistical
model that produces specific estimates of the electricity savings generated by shade-producing trees in a suburban environment.
This empirical model links residential energy consumption to hedonic characteristics of the structures, characteristics and
behaviors of the occupants, and the extent, density, and timing of shade cast on the structures. Our estimates suggest that if an
additional 10 percent of the 125 million home owners in America started using tree shade to reduce electricity consumption an
average...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/59147
Impacts of the Hutan Kamasyarakatan Social Forestry Program in the Sumberjaya Watershed, West
Lampung District of Sumatra, Indonesia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pender,
John L.; Suyanto,
S.; Kerr,
John M.; Kato,
Edward.
This paper investigates the impacts of a social forestry program in Indonesia, Hutan Kamasyarakatan (HKm), based on analysis of
a survey of 640 HKm and comparable non-HKm plots in the Sumberjaya watershed of southern Sumatra, and of the households
operating those plots. The HKm program provides groups of farmers with secure-tenure permits to continue farming on state
Protection Forest land and in exchange for protecting remaining natural forestland, planting multistrata agroforests, and using
recommended soil and water conservation (SWC) measures on their coffee plantations. Using farmers’ perceptions, econometric
techniques, and propensity score matching, we investigated the impacts of the HKm program on perceived land tenure security,
land purchase...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Rewards for environmental services; Land tenure contracts; Social forestry; Indonesia; Impact assessment;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42321
Threats to Aquatic Environments: Is Aquaculture a Solution?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Naylor,
Rosamond L.
Marine ecosystems and fisheries face serious threats from over-fishing, run-off of land-based pollutants, introductions and
invasions of exotic species, coastal development and habitat alteration, unintended by-catch, and climate change. Annual global
fish catches fluctuate between 80 and 90 million metric tonnes (MMT) and appear to be declining. As a result of limitations on
wild capture, aquaculture has emerged as a major player in seafood production and marketing worldwide. During the past decade,
global output of farmed finfish and shellfish almost tripled in weight and nearly doubled in value. This paper shows how
aquaculture is both a contributing factor and a possible solution to the decline in world fisheries. The threats include overfishing
of...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124070
Nitrate Reduction Approaches
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Burkart,
Christopher; Jha,
Manoj K.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q25.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94486
Biomass Supply from Alternative Cellulosic Crops and Crop Residues: A Spatial Bioeconomic
Modeling Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Egbendewe-Mondzozo,
Aklesso; Swinton,
Scott M.; Izaurralde,
R. Cesar; Manowitz,
David H.; Zhang,
Xuesong.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Production Economics; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103435
Development and evaluation of a regional water poverty index for Benin
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Heidecke,
Claudia.
The paper discusses the application of the Water Poverty Index (WPI) as a monitoring tool for Benin’s water sector. Benin is
currently in a process of political decentralization shifting responsibility for and administration of rural water supplies from the
national to the communal level. Appropriate indicators are needed for monitoring and analyzing the progress of the water sector
for each community. The Water Poverty Index allows monitoring of a combination of aspects affecting rural water management,
including water sources, access to and use of water, human capacity to manage water, and environmental impacts. The application
of this index is tested for Benin at the regional level. A series of variables have been chosen for inclusion into the index...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Water poverty index; Water supply; Decentralization; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/55413
TRENDS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HUNTER AND ANGLER SPENDING, NORTH
DAKOTA, 1981 THROUGH 2001
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bangsund,
Dean A.; Leistritz,
F. Larry.
Macro-economic forces, technological innovations in equipment, abundant wildlife populations, changing participation levels, and
land access are all contributing to a changing environment for wildlife managers and outdoor recreationists. Since the late 1970s,
numerous studies have periodically examined hunter and angler spending in North Dakota; however, comprehensive assessments
of changes in spending over time have not been conducted. The purpose of this report was to evaluate changes in hunter and
angler spending from 1981 through 2001 and evaluate spending patterns based on selected participant characteristics.
For
resident hunters, increasing trends in miles traveled, spending on lodging, and spending on durable goods were observed, while
overall...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Hunting; Fishing; Expenditures; North Dakota; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23492
The Future of Electricity Generation in New Zealand
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bishop,
Phil; Bull,
Brian.
Increasing demand for electricity in New Zealand requires approximately 150 megawatts of new capacity to be installed annually.
Rapidly increasing global prices for fossil fuels; the New Zealand Energy Strategy with its focus on renewable technologies;
climate change policies; and a gradual shift from an energy constrained electricity system to one with capacity constraints are all
factors underlying a change in the type of generation plant being installed and the location of that plant. This paper examines the
likely future of the generation sector over the next 20-30 years. It is based on the work undertaken by the Electricity Commission
in preparing its Statement of Opportunities, which contains scenarios describing how electricity may be generated in...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Electricity; Capacity expansion; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/96442
Biological Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Trading Re-visited
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: van Kooten,
G. Cornelis.
Under Kyoto, biological activities that sequester carbon can be used to create CO2 offset credits that could obviate the need for
lifestyle-changing reductions in fossil fuel use. Credits are earned by storing carbon in terrestrial ecosystems and wood products,
although CO2 emissions are also mitigated by delaying deforestation, which accounts for one-quarter of anthropogenic CO2
emissions. However, non-permanent carbon offsets from biological activities are difficult to compare with each other and with
emissions reduction because they differ in how long they prevent CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is the duration
problem; it results in uncertainty and makes it difficult to determine the legitimacy of biological activities in mitigating climate...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Carbon offset credits from biological activities; Climate change; Duration of carbon sinks; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37083
The economics of trade, biofuel, and the environment
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hochman,
Gal; Sexton,
Steven E.; Zilberman,
David.
The introduction of renewable biofuels was associated with global food crisis and unintended environmental consequences. This
paper incorporates energy environment and agricultural sector to the classic Hecksher-Ohlin model to address these issues. A
household production function model was introduced to model consumer energy choices and concern about externalities related to
climate change and open space. The conceptual model links energy and food markets and derives guidelines for the development
of climate change and land-use policies. The results suggest that globalization and capital flows increase demand for energy,
leading to decline in food production, increase in food prices, and loss of environmental land. Globally optimal outcomes may
require...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Trade; Biofuel; Environment; Globalization; Capital flows; Technical changes; Household production;
International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; D1; F1; Q4.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/59254
Demand-Side Factors in Optimal Land Conservation Choice
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ando,
Amy Whritenour; Shah,
Payal.
The dominant paradigm of conservation-reserve planning in economics is to optimize the provision of physical conservation
benefits (measured in units like species protected) given a budget constraint. Large-scale biology-based priority setting implies
that the value we place on biodiversity and ecosystem function is not affected by human proximity to that natural capital. There is
significant evidence, however, that human willingness to pay (WTP) for conservation declines with distance (e.g. Loomis 2000) –
a phenomenon we refer to as “spatial value decay”. This paper begins a new strand of the conservation planning literature that
takes demand-side factors – the location of people in the landscape and the degree to which their willingness to pay for an...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Conservation; Endangered species; Optimal reserve-site selection; Spatial; Demand-side; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q24; Q57.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49209
VALUING BIODIVERSITY: ISSUES AND ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Steffens,
Karin; Hoehn,
John P.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11738
On the balance between strategic-basic and applied agricultural research
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pannell,
David J.
Strategic‐basic research refers to basic research conducted in strategically selected areas expected to be of social benefit. Recent
literature on the processes of basic research and its links to applied research has not been widely discussed in relation to
agricultural research. This may have important implications for the question of the optimal allocation of research resources. The
links are reviewed and combined into a framework for considering the allocation question. A numerical model suggests that only a
small number of the model’s parameters substantially affect the optimal level of basic research, and that it is not important to
identify the optimal solution precisely, since the benefit function is extremely flat around the optimum.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117033
Uncertain Climate Policy and the Green Paradox
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Smulders,
Sjak; Tsur,
Yacov; Zemel,
Amos.
Unintended consequences of announcing a climate policy well in advance of its implementation have been studied in a variety of
situations. We show that a phenomenon akin to the so-called “Green- Paradox” holds also when the policy implementation date is
uncertain. Governments are compelled, by international and domestic pressure, to demonstrate an intention to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions. Taking actual steps, such as imposing a carbon tax on fossil energy, is a different matter altogether and depends on
a host of political considerations. As a result, economic agents often consider the policy implementation date to be uncertain. We
show that in the interim period between the policy announcement and its actual implementation the emission of green-house...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Climate policy; Carbon tax; Uncertainty; Green paradox; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/93129
MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS OF FACTORS USE LEVEL: THE CASE OF WATER FOR
IRRIGATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gomez-Limon,
Jose Antonio; Riesgo,
Laura; Arriaza Balmón,
Manuel.
In this paper we present a methodology to analyse input use in the agricultural sector. The novelty of the theoretical model
explained is that it has been developed considering a multi-criteria environment. Thus, the optimal input use condition is
determined by the assessment of "multi-attribute utility" and "multi-attribute marginal utility". We show how the approach
adopted in this paper is a generalization of the single-attribute expected utility theory. The theoretical model developed is further
implemented in an empirical application that studies water for irrigation use as a particular case.
Results show how
multi-attribute utility functions elicited for a sample of 52 irrigators explain differences on irrigation water use in relative
homogenous...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25836
A Preliminary Benefit Cost Analysis of the Inland Diversion of the Coastal Rivers of New South Wales
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Davidson,
Bruce Robinson.
The Water Resources Commission of New South Wales has calculated the capital and operating costs of diverting the amount of
water which would be available in the driest year from the major coastal rivers to the inland streams of New South Wales. A
preliminary benefit cost analysis of the least cost diversion to each inland stream, using a discount rate of 3 per cent, indicates that
at present prices and yields none of the projects would have a benefit cost ratio of greater than 0.93, even if all of the diverted
water were utilised immediately by farmers for the most profitable activity. If a discount rate of 7 per cent is used, this benefit cost
ratio would decline to 0.52. If water is taken up at the same rate as it was after Copeton Dam was completed...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12339
Challenges for Water Researchers in Alberta in a Climate of Policy Uncertainty
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Klein,
Kurt K.; Nicol,
Lorraine A.; Le Roy,
Danny G.
A safe and plentiful supply of surface water is crucial to the well-being of every resident of Alberta. The effective and efficient
use of surface water is central to economic growth and environmental sustainability. As the necessary but competing demands on
surface water intensify, the awareness of its limited supply increases. This is particularly evident in southern Alberta, which has
experienced significant agricultural, industrial and population growth. In addition to its use for extensive irrigation, surface water
in the South Saskatchewan River basin is vital to meet drinking and sanitation needs in rural and urban communities. Management
of this key resource involves many researchable issues– water supply, water treatment, water distribution,...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/45746
Environmental Services Programs for the Chesapeake Bay
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shabman,
Leonard A.; Rose,
Bob; Stephenson,
Kurt.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Ecosystem Services; Payment for Ecosystem Services; Water Quality; Chesapeake Bay; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q25; Q28; Q53; Q57.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117405
THE CONSERVATION OF RESIDENTIAL WATER: SCARCITY PRICING OF WATER IN
NORTHERN NEW CASTLE COUNTY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Duke,
Joshua M.; Ehemann,
Robert W.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Demand and Price Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15811
The Spatial Distribution of the Conservation Reserve Program: A Political Economy Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Perez,
Keri L.
Replaced with revised version of paper 07/27/07.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9693
India’s water future to 2025-2050: business-as-usual scenario and deviations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Amarasinghe,
Upali A.; Shah,
Tushaar; Turral,
Hugh; Anand,
B.K.
With a rapidly expanding economy many changes are taking place in India today. The business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, which
assumes the continuation of current trends of key water demand drivers, will meet the future food demand. However, it leads to a
severe regional water crisis by 2050, where many river basins will reach closure, will be physically water-scarce and will have
regions with severely overexploited groundwater resources. While the alternative scenarios of water demand show both optimistic
and pessimistic water futures, the scenario with additional productivity growth is the most optimistic, with significant scope for
reducing future water demand.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Water demand; Water supply; Population growth; Crop production; Crop yield; Groundwater; Irrigation; Food
security; Crop Production/Industries; Food Security and Poverty; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44522
PROPERTY RIGHTS IN A FLEA MARKET ECONOMY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fafchamps,
Marcel; Minten,
Bart.
This paper studies liberalized grain markets in Madagascar and examines how property rights are protected and contracts are
enforced among agricultural traders. We find that the incidence of theft and breach of contract is low and that the losses resulting
from such instances are small. This, however, does not result from reliance on legal institutions -- actual recourse to police and
courts is fairly rare, except in cases of theft -- but from traders’ reluctance to expose themselves to opportunism. As a result,
Malagasy grain trade resembles a flea market, with little or no forward contracting and high transactions costs. The dominant
contract enforcement mechanism is trust-based relationships. Trust is established primarily through repeated interaction...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Marketing; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/102523
An Economic Assessment of Water Quality Improvement BMPs for the Eagle Mountain Lake
Watershed
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Johnson,
Jason L.; Wolfe,
Clint; Waidler,
David.
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124224
The Effect of Climate Change over Agricultural Factor Productivity: Some Econometric
Considerations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: McCarl,
Bruce A.; Villavicencio,
Xavier; Wu,
Ximing.
This paper examines the role that climate change might be playing in the declining returns to agricultural research. For this
purpose, we estimate a cross-section time-series model of agricultural total factor productivity for the U.S. states over the period
1970–1999, with the inclusion of climatic variables, and controlling for non stationarity of the data. Our findings suggest that after
controlling for climatic variables and non stationarity, the effect of Public Agricultural Research Capital over Total Factor
Productivity is reduced.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Climate Change; Factor Productivity; Returns to Research; Panel Data; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C33; O13; Q16.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49452
The Search for Sustainable Seas
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Earle,
Sylvia A.
Recent sharp declines in numerous fish species and other ocean wildlife have forced serious reevaluation of old assumptions about
the capacity of marine systems to sustain large-scale taking, especially when coupled with drastic habitat destruction, by-catch and
food-web disruptions. Achieving ‘sustainable use’ of ocean wildlife is a widely-held goal, but present capacity to find, extract and
transport marine life to distant markets generally exceeds the capacity of the exploited species and supporting ecosystems to
recover. The role of fully protected areas within large marine management regimes or ‘seascapes’ is becoming recognised as a
vital part of what is needed to restore depleted populations and ecosystems and maintain their long-term integrity....
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124066
Estimating Economic Benefits of Allowing a Flexible Window for Maryland Purchases of Sponge
Crabs
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lipton,
Douglas W.; Sieling,
Bill.
We estimate that crabmeat industry revenues from processing sponge crabs can increase by at least 56% over the current
estimated value of production, from $1.6 million to $2.5 million. This gain can be realized by moving from the current fixed
opening of the season during which the Maryland industry can purchase sponge crabs to a flexible starting date to the season that
lasts the same number of days as the current system. This change would have the added advantage of reducing the variability in
revenues that come from processing sponge crabs. Our modeling of the decision to open the season is based on a minimum
amount of information. It is expected that with more sophisticated analysis of the market situation during the season, experts can
optimize the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7345
Modelling economic impacts of water storage in North Canterbury
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Daigneault,
Adam J.; Greenhalgh,
Suzie; Lennox,
James A.
Despite the importance of the agricultural and downstream processing sectors in the New Zealand economy, there is no tradition
of using partial or general equilibrium models to evaluate policies or other measures directed at the agricultural sector.
Policy-makers have instead relied on the development of ad hoc scenarios of land use change, farm budget models, and simple
multiplier analysis of flow-on effects. To redress this situation, we have developed a catchment-scale partial equilibrium
framework based on the US REAP model, which we have thus far calibrated for two different catchments.
In this paper, we
present an application of the model to the Hurunui Catchment in North Canterbury in which we assess several scenarios for the
development of...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Partial Equilibrium Modelling; Agriculture & Forestry Sector; Land Use; Water Quality; Water Quantity;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100541
Do Liquidity Constraints Help Preserve Tropical Forests? Evidence from the Eastern Amazon
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Klemick,
Heather.
This article examines the determinants of forest cover and land use efficiency in a shifting cultivation system. A conceptual
model demonstrates that liquidity constraints encourage farmers to allocate more land to forest fallow and less to cultivation by
limiting input purchases. Data from farm households in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon allow me to test whether farmers allocate
land between cropping and fallow efficiently from an individual or a community perspective. I find that many farmers devote
more land to fallow than is privately optimal, benefiting community income as a whole due to positive local externalities provided
by secondary forest. I also estimate the effect of a variety of socioeconomic and agroecological factors on fallow allocation...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6473
USINAS DE BIODIESEL E FALHAS NO MERCADO DE LEILÕES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lima,
Luiz Carlos Oliveira; Rodrigues,
Felipe Aleixo.
O trabalho tem por objetivo descrever e analisar as falhas de mercado no sistema de produção agroindustrial do biodiesel
constituído por todos os participantes envolvidos na produção da matéria-prima agrícola, no processamento e na distribuição do
produto. Incluem o suprimento dos produtores de matéria-prima, os produtores de matérias-primas, operações de estocagens,
processamento, atacado e varejo. Incluem as instituições que afetam e coordenam os estágios sucessivos do fluxo do produto, tais
como governo, associações e mercado de leilões. As relações contratuais são apontadas como importantes mecanismos de
coordenação nos sistemas de mercadorias. No caso do sistema de produção do biodiesel brasileiro, o mecanismo de coordenação
observado é o mercado de...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biodiesel; Cadeia produtiva; Mecanismo de coordenação e falhas de mercado; Biodiesel; Productive chain;
Coordination structure and market failures; Agribusiness; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/109454
Something in the Water? Testing for Groundwater Quality Information in the Housing Market
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: McLaughlin,
Patrick A.
I test the level of information regarding possible groundwater contamination in the residential real estate market in Washington
County, Minnesota. An approximately seven square-mile trichloroethylene plume has affected hundreds of households’ water
supplies since at least 1988 in the region. I find that homeowners were initially well-informed by market forces, but were later
somewhat misinformed by government actions regarding the potential of water contamination from the plume. A disclosure law
passed in 2003 may have added new, low-cost, and imperfect information to the market that could explain the change in
informational awareness.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Disclosure law; Environmental disamenity; Groundwater; Groundwater contamination; Hedonic model;
Incomplete information; Water quality; Real estate; Consumer/Household Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117207
ASSESSING ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT USING
ECONOMIC SURPLUS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Swinton,
Scott M.
This paper outlines the economic surplus approach to economic impact assessment and how it may be applied to natural resource
management (NRM) projects. Three challenges confront NRM impact assessment: measurement, attribution, and valuation of
non-market impacts. While various methods for non-market valuation have been developed, none has yet been integrated into a
market-based economic surplus analysis due to problems of measurement and theoretical consistency. Future research should
address those integration problems as well as the effects on valuation of inter-country income differentials.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11668
Bio-energy from Mountain Pine Beetle Timber and Forest Residuals: The Economics Story
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Niquidet,
Kurt; Stennes,
Brad; van Kooten,
G. Cornelis.
In light of the large volumes of pine killed in the Interior forests in British Columbia by the mountain pine beetle, many are keen
to employ forest biomass as an energy source. To assess the feasibility of a wood biomass-fired power plant in the BC Interior it is
necessary to know both how much physical biomass might be available over the life of a plant, but also its location because
transportation costs are likely to be a major operating cost for any facility. To address these issues, we construct a mathematical
programming model of fiber flows in the Quesnel Timber Supply Area of BC over a 25-year time horizon. The focus of the model
is on minimizing the cost of supplying feedstock throughout space and time. Results indicate that over the life of the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Forest economics; Biomass and bio-energy; Forest pests; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; O13; Q23;
Q42.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/45476
State and Not-For-Profit delivery of species conservation. Cost utility analysis of multiple-species
projects.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Vesey,
S.E.; Cullen,
Ross; Hughey,
Kenneth F.D.
Conservation of species is challenging, and there is continuing interest in finding more effective means to achieve conservation
goals. State provision of conservation occurs in many countries, alongside a growing range of alternative providers including Not
For Profit organisations and the private sector. Few studies have compared the effectiveness and efficiency of State provision
against Not For Profit or private sector provision. This research assesses the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of
multiple-species projects in regard to the conservation of threatened and endangered species using a cost-utility analysis. Three
State managed projects, three Not For Profit managed projects and one project managed by the State yet funded privately, were...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: State provision; Not For Profit; Multiple-species; Cost-utility analysis; Agricultural and Food Policy;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97987
Are Agricultural Values a Reliable Guide in Determining Landowners’ Decisions to Create Carbon
Forest Sinks?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shaikh,
Sabina L.; Sun,
Lili; van Kooten,
G. Cornelis.
This research examines the effects of various factors on farmer participation in agricultural tree plantations for economic,
environmental, social and carbon-uptake purposes, and potential costs of sequestering carbon through afforestation in western
Canada. Using data from a survey of landowners, a discrete choice random utility model is used to determine the probability of
landowners’ participation and corresponding mean willingness to accept (WTA) compensation for a tree-planting program. WTA
includes positive and negative benefits to landowners from planting trees, benefits not captured by foregone returns from
agricultural activities on marginal land. Estimates of WTA are less than foregone returns, but even so average costs of creating
carbon credits...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Willingness to accept compensation for tree planting; Afforestation; Climate change; Environmental Economics
and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q15; Q23; Q54.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37017
Simulating the Impact on the Local Economy of Alternative Management Scenarios for Natural Areas
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: de Agostini,
Paola; Lovo,
Stefania; Pecci,
Francesco; Perali,
Carlo Federico; Baggio,
Michele.
This working paper estimates the impact on the local economy of the High Garda Natural Park of alternative management
scenarios for the West Garda Regional Forest. The local economy is specialized in tourist services and strongly linked to the
tourist presence and their level of expenditure. We wish to investigate the effects of the participative management strategy, which
takes into account users preferences and the non-participative strategy, using the SAM multiplier analysis. The local SAM has
been constructed considering three sectors: agriculture, tourism and a third aggregate sector including all the other activities. The
resident population has been divided into two categories: residents employed in the tourist sector and the remaining resident...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12133
COPING AND ADAPTING TO INCREASED CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE ANDES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Valdivia,
Corinne; Quiroz,
Roberto.
The negative impact of climate change may be reduced with mitigation strategies in developing countries. Some studies project
that developing countries in the Tropics will be worse off than developed countries under different scenarios of global climate
change, due to warmer climates, increased droughts and floods. Their populations are poorer, and therefore more vulnerable to
climate stresses and shocks. Bolivia is an example: A country that experienced climate variability, political change and structural
adjustment throughout the nineties. These forces have an effect on rural livelihood strategies. Canonical correlations identify the
elements of strategies that impact on both income and diversity of the household portfolio. The ability of rural people...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22221
The influence of the natural environment and climate on life satisfaction in Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ambrey,
Christopher L.; Fleming,
Christopher M.
The narrative of the twentieth century is dominated by three key trends: population growth, economic growth and urbanisation.
Moreover, these trends are expected to continue well into the twenty-first century. Australia has not been immune to these trends.
Australia’s population is projected to increase by 65% to over 35 million by 2049, and be accompanied by an average growth in
per-capita Gross Domestic Product of 1.5% per annum. Much of this population and economic growth will be concentrated in an
already highly urbanised environment. As a consequence, the natural environment in which the majority of Australians live is
likely to undergo rapid change. It is useful therefore, to better understand our relationship with this environment. Using data
from...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C21; I31; R10.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100548
Tourism Specialization and Sustainability: A Long-Run Policy Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cerina,
Fabio.
This study focuses on the dynamic evolution of a small open economy specialized in tourism based on natural resources when
tourist services are supplied to foreign tourists who are crowding-averse and give positive value to the environmental quality. We
analyse the steady-state properties and run several policy exercises in two versions of our model: in the first, private agents’
income is spent entirely on consumption while, in the second, agents are allowed to invest part of their income in pollution
abatement technology (PAT) which artificially increases the rate of regeneration of the environmental asset. A unique locally
saddle point equilibrium is found in both versions and for both the market and the centralized solution. Our main findings are
that:...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12142
Read the Label! Energy Star Appliance Awareness and Uptake Among U.S. Consumers
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Murray,
Anthony G.; Mills,
Bradford F.
The Energy Star label program to promote the diffusion of energy efficient home appliances is arguably the most significant
government effort to reduce U.S. residential energy consumption. Program effectiveness requires that consumers are aware of the
labeling scheme and also change their purchase decisions based on label information. This paper examines the factors associated
with consumer awareness of the Energy Star label of recently purchased ‘white’ major appliances and the factors associated with
the choice of Energy Star labeled appliances. The paper finds that household characteristics have a much stronger association with
consumers awareness of labels than with the choice of Energy Star appliances. Renting the home, Hispanic ethnicity, being poor...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Energy Star; Household Energy Efficiency; Technology Adoption; Consumer/Household Economics; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; O33; Q40; Q48.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103328
EMERGING IMPORTANCE OF BIO-BASED PRODUCTS AND BIO-ENERGY IN THE U.S.
ECONOMY: INFORMATION DISSEMINATION AND TRAINING OF STUDENTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Singh,
Surendra P.; Ekanem,
Enefiok P.; Wakefield,
Troy, Jr.; Comer,
Sammy.
Bio-based products are non-food, non-feed agricultural products that are used in a variety of commercial/industrial applications,
thereby harnessing the energy of the sun to provide raw materials for industry and transportation fuels. The importance of
bio-based products in the U.S. and the global economy is expected to increase tremendously. The objectives of this paper are to:
(1) identify various bio-based products and energy sources and their applications, (2) examine emerging importance of bio-based
products in the U.S. and discuss technical marketing barriers and need for market development and maintenance of information
resources, and (3) discuss a plan to prepare students to work in the bio-based product economy.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/34338
Overview: Developing New Energy Sources from Agriculture
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q3.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94425
THE ECONOMICS OF PRIVATE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS AND COLLECTIVE
ACTION IN DEER MANAGEMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Steffens,
Karin; Schmid,
A. Allan.
Game theory and other approaches have been used to characterize problems involving high-exclusion-cost goods which also have
the characteristic that marginal cost of an additional user is zero over some range. These analytical tools have made valuable
contributions to understanding voluntary organizations and collective action. Resource systems for which composition or scale of
the resource is an important factor do not fit neatly into the types of problems which are typically analyzed. The Quality Deer
Management Association (QDMA) in Southern Wisconsin is used as an example to illustrate where the existing literature must be
modified to take account of particular features of this resource problem. Schelling's multi-person prisoner's dilemma model is...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11633
ENSO AND SOYBEAN PRICES: CORRELATION WITHOUT CAUSALITY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Letson,
David; McCullough,
B.D.
In this paper we seek to characterize the robustness of the ENSO/soybean price relationship and to determine whether it has
practical economic content. If such a meaningful relationship exists, the implications could be profound for commodity traders
and for public sector investments in climate forecasting capabilities. Also, the validity of economic evaluations of climate
impacts and climate forecasts based on ENSO-price independence would come into question. Our findings suggest a relationship
between interannual climate and soybean prices, although we are not able to attribute the relationship to ENSO or to say the
ENSO is economically important.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Climate forecasting; Granger causality; Spectral analysis; SOI; SST; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
C22; Q11.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15443
ON THE OPTIMAL DEPLETION OF OLD-GROWTH FORESTS AND THE PRESERVATION OF
WILDERNESS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Graham-Tomasi,
Theodore.
The problem of optimal depletion of old-growth forests and establishment of plantations is explored. The old-growth has value
for the timber products it contains and the wilderness services it provides if left unharvested. The optimal amount of wilderness
preserved in the steady-state is characterized and found to increase with increased interest rates and decreased cost of production.
The wilderness preserve is largest when silvicultural effort is utilized optimally in plantations. The problem of small initial stock
sizes is investigated.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13405
Organized Symposia
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Labor and Human Capital; Production
Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53106
Economic impact of biofuel chains in France
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sourie,
Jean-Claude; Treguer,
David; Rozakis,
Stelios.
Given the current situation with the high price of oil (an average of $53 per barrel in 2005) and the risk of global warming, the
European Union (EU) is reinforcing its objectives related to the production of biofuels: they should account for 5.75% of the
overall fuel consumption by 2010 in France, as opposed to 1% in 2005. In keeping with the objective set for 2010, the biodiesel
derived from rapeseed is still the preferred biofuel (27.5 million hectolitres projected), compared to the ethanol derived from
wheat or sugarbeet (9.3 million hectolitres projected). Our model makes it possible to foresee that there will be a competition
between food and energy crops by 2006 and that this will occur even before all of the fallow areas are requisitioned. Our...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21184
POPULATION PRESSURE, LAND TENURE, AND TREE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN
UGANDA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Place,
Frank; Otsuka,
Keijiro.
This study uses aerial photographs and survey data from sixty four parishes in east-central Uganda to identify the factors affecting
conversion of woodlands and traditional grazing areas to agriculture. Regression analysis shows that customary land tenure
institutions, greater population pressure and poor access to markets are significant causes of land conversion to agriculture, and
hence to loss of trees. Private ownership of converted land promotes greater integration of trees and crops and leads to the highest
density of trees on agricultural land. Given that continuing population growth will lead to further land conversion to agriculture,
the best prospect for maintaining or increasing tree populations lies with agroforestry on cultivated land.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16097
The Impact of Feedstock Supply and Petroleum Price Variability on Domestic Biofuel and Feedstock
Markets – The Case of the United States
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yano,
Yuki; Blandford,
David; Surry,
Yves R.
The promotion of biofuel use in preference to traditional petroleum-based transportation fuel has linked agricultural commodity
markets and energy markets more closely together. Biofuel policies can involve multiple policy instruments, but studies
examining their effects on biofuel feedstock and energy markets are scarce. In addition, the impact of alternative policy
approaches in the context of variability in petroleum prices and the supply of biofuel feedstock has received limited attention.
Focusing on the current situation in the United States, in which prohibitively high duties prevent imports of ethanol, this paper
examines how variability in the price of petroleum and corn supply affects domestic market variability under three types of
domestic...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Subsidies; Mandates; Variability; Agricultural and Food Policy; International Relations/Trade;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/58486
Values Associated with the Apalachicola Bay Marine
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hodges,
Alan W.; Adams,
Charles M.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15678
GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION AND THE MANAGEMENT OF A CONJUNCTIVE
GROUND AND SURFACE WATER IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tsur,
Yacov.
Irrigation water (including rainfall) that infiltrates the subsurface carries salts, pesticide and fertilizer residues, and other trace
elements, thus causing a contamination of aquifers and soils. A similar situation occurs when irrigating with saline groundwater
(aquifers containing saline water often are found in arid and semi-arid regions, where agricultural production depends critically on
groundwater irrigation). Evaporation of the irrigation water increases salt concentration, causing salinization of soils and aquifers.
Although not immediately noticeable, these quality deterioration processes will have long-term effects and therefore require
careful management. The paper describes a general framework for the intertemporal management of a...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1990
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13910
CAN WE SAVE TROPICAL FORESTS BY HARVESTING NON-TIMBER PRODUCTS?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Southgate,
Douglas; Coles-Ritchie,
Marc; Salazar-Canelos,
Pablo.
Many people believe that tropical forest conservation strategies for Latin America should focus on extracting non-timber products.
However, very little economic research has addressed the activity. This paper presents the results of a study of vegetable ivory, or
tagua (Phytelephas aequatorialis), production in western Ecuador. It is one of the largest extractive industries in the hemisphere.
We found that, until recently, households collecting tagua received payments that barely covered the value of their harvest labor.
By contrast, a few firms that slice tagua into disks that are exported to overseas button manufacturers have captured sizable
profits. This concentration of economic returns at the top of the domestic marketing chain has been typical of...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11875
Projections of Future Participation and Needs in Outdoor Recreation for North Dakota
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Anderson,
Randall S.; Leitch,
Jay A.
This report presents projected participation levels in selected outdoor recreation activities for North Dakota residents. It is the fifth
study to collect data on recreation participation rates for North Dakota's State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23212
Renewable Energy in Agriculture: Back to the Future?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fischer,
James R.; Finnell,
Janine A.; Lavoie,
Brian D.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q3.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94430
Equity issues and their socio-economic impact in a tribal dominated irrigation project of India
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Solanki,
A.S.
Irrigation equity leads to overall socio economic development in an irrigation project. Uneven distribution of water among farmers
caused social unsets as well as agriculture migration. The situation becomes more acute when no scientific water distribution
policy adopted by the irrigation officials viz.warabandi (Roster system of water distribution as per the owned landholding). The
same case was studied in tribal dominated Jakham irrigation project where more than 82.12 percent farmers were tribals. At tail
end of RMC, parel miner was selected purposely where most of the farmers were suffered from scarcity of water. At the parel
miner socio economic status further studied as head, middle and tailend farmers. The farmers located at head of the miner were...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Social unrest; Warabandi agricultural-migration; Gainful employment; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/58262
Groundwater Conservation Policy in Agriculture
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wilson,
Paul N.; Needham,
Robert A.
Transboundary water conflicts between urban and rural populations often center on water use in the agricultural sector. Public
officials may select a water conservation policy as the primary tool for reducing agricultural water use with the goal to improve
water availability to urban areas and future generations. The Groundwater Management Act of 1980 (GMA) in Arizona was
designed, in part, to induce water conservation in irrigated agriculture to sustain economic growth in an arid climate. Our
mixed-method evaluation design merges qualitative, interview-based information with an estimated water demand function using
panel data. We find that the GMA began with a flawed design and evolved through political circumstances into a ineffective water
conservation...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Impact assessment; Public policy; Irrigation; Water conservation; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25296
Regionale Vernetzungen in der Landwirtschaft Beitrage eines teilprojektubergreifenden regionalen
Workshops am 13.01.2005 in Bad Liebenwerda (Landkreis Elbe-Elster)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dannenberg,
Peter; Schleyer,
Christian; Wustemann,
Henry.
The Working Paper compiles three contributions of a regional workshop on "Regional Networks in Agriculture" jointly organized
by three subprojects of the DFG-Research Group SUTRA. The workshop took place on January 13, 2005 in Bad Liebenwerda in
the district (Landkreis) Elbe-Elster in the German federal state of Brandenburg assembling 60 farmers and other regional
stakeholders. The objective was to present the respective research projects and to discuss first results. The Working Paper
highlights the commonalities of the three subprojects with regard to content, research region, and methodological approach.
Thus, it also documents the subprojects' past, current, and future co-operation. Peter Dannenberg (subproject 4) deals with types
and spatial...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Spatial Networks; Multifunctionality; Water Management; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18817
Dynamic Interaction between Economic Indicators and SO2 Emission in U.S.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kim,
Man-Keun; Yu,
Tun-Hsiang (Edward).
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Kuznets Curve; Energy Use; Vector Autoregression; Historical Decomposition; Environmental
Economics and Policy; International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q43; Q52; Q56.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103239
TRADITIONAL USES OF INPUT-OUTPUT MODELS IN WATERSHED PROGRAMS PLANNED
UNDER PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sheets,
Keith.
This paper outlines the traditional uses of input-output (I/O) modeling in watershed programs planned under federal "Principles
and Guidelines." Generally, the national economic development costs and benefits are analyzed, and the I/O model is used to
track on regional economic development impacts. These regional impact estimates have little impact in project selection, but
provide a selling tool to develop local support for project funding and implementation.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: IMPLAN; Input-Output; Watershed analysis; Water quality; NRCS; Conservation; Regional analysis;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20931
MEASURING THE GAINS FROM MANAGEMENT OF SPATIALLY HETEROGENEOUS
RESOURCES: THE CASE OF GROUNDWATER
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Brozovic,
Nicholas; Sunding,
David L.; Zilberman,
David.
We develop a model for the dynamic management of spatially heterogeneous resources with multiple users. We apply our model
to the case of groundwater and show that – contrary to the results of existing studies – even when externalities are highly
concentrated in space, significant efficiency gains are possible over competitive outcomes.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20240
The energy-irrigation nexus
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: International Water Management Institute,
IWMI-TATA Water Policy Program.
Electricity subsidies for farmers are an expensive legacy of past development policies. The result is overuse of both energy and
water in groundwater-irrigated agriculture—threatening the financial viability of the power sector and the future of the
groundwater resource itself, along with the livelihoods of the millions who depend on it. The most popular solution is the metered
tariff, promoted by international donors and many of India’s state governments. But metering is the ideal solution only if the cost
of metering and billing 14 million scattered, small users in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh is ignored. Easier, more feasible and
more beneficial in the short run in many parts of South Asia would be the use of a rational flat tariff, which avoids the...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Water management; Energy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113065
Economics of Wastewater Treatment and Recycling: An Investigation of Conceptual Issues
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Devi,
Mekala Gayathri; Davidson,
Brian; Boland,
Anne-Maree.
In the context of continuous droughts, the search for alternative water sources and increasing environmental restrictions on
discharge of treated wastewater into natural water bodies, treated wastewater recycling offers a potential solution. In this paper the
methods needed to assess the questions - to what extent treated wastewater can complement the existing water sources in different
sectors and at what cost - are discussed? It was concluded that a comparative Benefit Cost Analysis of different combinations of
uses and treatment levels would be a critical component in the development of a decision support tool which could be used by
urban planners and water authorities. It was also found that community acceptance of recycled water, distribution of costs...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Wastewater; Recycling; Water quality; Pricing; Allocation; Urban design; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9461
Contracting for Biomass: Supply Chain Strategies for Renewable Energy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Altman,
Ira J.; Boessen,
Christian R.; Sanders,
Dwight R.
An organizational perspective is taken in analyzing the general case of the biomass exchange and the specific case of the Iogen
Corporation as it attempts to commercialize their cellulose ethanol technology. An example contract is examined in detail and
compared to current straw and hay supply chain systems.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/34907
INVENTORY ANALYSIS OF DROUGHT RESERVES: A NOTE ON THE VALUATION OF
CARRYOVER
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Powell,
Alan A.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1962
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22458
Analyzing Landowner Demand for Wildlife and Forest Management Information
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Munn,
Ian A.; Hussain,
Anwar; West,
Ben; Grado,
Stephen C.; Jones,
W. Daryl.
Determining appropriate topics and target audiences is essential to design effective educational outreach programs. Based on
landowner responses to a mail survey, we determined both the importance and the availability of wildlife and forest management
information topics to Mississippi landowners. Combining this information clearly identified the appropriate subject matter for
outreach programs-topics important to landowners and for which information was relatively unavailable. The importance of
wildlife and forest management information relative to its availability depended on the region, land use patterns, and landowner
characteristics, thus demonstrating which segments of the population should be targeted to maximize program impact.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Complementary log-log link; Landowner information needs; Odds ratio; Ordinal regression; Outreach program
budget; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C25; Q16; Q23; Q26.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6059
Sugarcane, the Energy Crop. Tres Valles, a Business Decision Case
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gallo,
Ernesto.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61711
POTENTIAL WATER USE CONFLICTS GENERATED BY IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE IN
RHODE ISLAND
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Opaluch,
James J.; Porter,
Edwin; Weaver,
Thomas F.; Gold,
Arthur.
This study constructs a simulation model to evaluate the potential for conflict among residential and agricultural users of water in
southern Rhode Island. The model estimates the profitability of irrigation and turf farms and projects the total use and the
economic value of irrigation water. The results indicate that the economic value of irrigation water compares favorably with
current residential water prices in the area. In addition, substantial demand for irrigation water is projected. Given current rates
of growth in turf acreage and residential water use, there appears to be a significant potential for conflict, particularly given the
absence of well developed institutions for allocating water among users.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1988
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29075
Non-pecuniary Value of Employment and Natural Resource Extinction
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Farzin,
Y. Hossein; Akao,
Ken-Ichi.
We assume that people value employment not only to earn income to satisfy their consumption needs but also as a means of
community/social involvement that provides socio-psychological (non-pecuniary) benefits. We show that the latter incentive can
encourage full employment harvesting resources and explain why poor resource-based communities may exhaust a natural
resource in a finite time even if there is a sustainable path of resource consumption available. We show that communities could
sustain their natural resources by using outside-the-community employment and economic diversification, but, to be effective,
such policies must ensure that the outside wage rate and the initial capital stock are above certain minimum levels, which will be
higher the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12155
Changing Productivity in U.S. Petroleum Exploration and Development
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bohi,
Douglas R.
This study analyzes sources of productivity change in petroleum exploration and development in the United States over the last
ten years. There have been several major developments in the industry over the last decade that have led to dramatic reductions in
the cost of finding and developing oil and natural gas resources. While some of the cost savings are organizational and
institutional in nature, the most important changes are in the application of new technologies used to find and produce oil and gas:
3D seismology, horizontal drilling, and deepwater drilling. Not all the innovation is endogenous to the industry; some rests on
outside advances (such as advances in high-speed computing that enabled 3D seismology), as well as learning-by-doing. The...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Petroleum supply; Technical change; World oil market; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q31; O31.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10902
Hedging Irrigation Risk through Water Markets: Trends and Opportunities
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hadjigeorgalis,
Ereney.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92874
Subjective Wealth, Policy Change, and Political Opinions: Evidence from the Cotton Reform in
Burkina Faso
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kaminski,
Jonathan.
This paper provides new evidence on the pattern of individual subjective welfare after a natural experiment in policy-led rural
development, and aims to identify the causal relationships between subjective welfare and political opinions on the effects of the
policy change. I adopt a structural approach by introducing a reference-based utility function that contains a signal of individual
participation in the policy change, which is conveyed by political opinions. Using data collected in cotton areas of Burkina Faso,
several simultaneous estimations are performed to analyze seemingly covariant political opinions on the recent cotton reform and
changes in subjective wealth, while addressing measurement issues related to subjective indicators as well as...
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Subjective Wealth; Burkina Faso; Policy Change; Rural Development; Political Opinions.; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Political Economy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; I32; 013; Q16; Q18.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/119531
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE WATERSHED PROTECTED AND FLOOD PREVENTION ACT TO
OVER-ALL WATER POLICIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Young,
Gladwin E.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1955
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17453
PANEL ESTIMATION OF WATER DEMAND BASED ON AN EPISODE OF RATE REFORM
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Moreno,
Georgina; Sunding,
David L.; Schoengold,
Karina.
Agriculture is by far the dominant user of water in the western United States and in nearly all arid regions of the planet. Despite
this fact and despite a growing push to rely on price mechanisms for rationalizing water allocation, there are few econometric
studies of agricultural water demand that measure its responsiveness to price. Using a unique panel data set of water use at a
disaggregated level, this paper estimates the parameters of an agricultural water demand function. The approach incorporates the
notion of “ "jointness"” in the farm production function, which postulates that producers choose inputs, outputs and technology
simultaneously. Estimation results indicate that the own-price elasticity of water use is in the range [-0.415, -0.275],...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Input demand estimation; Water resources; Conservation technology; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
C33; Q12; Q15.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20342
Marketing Wild Caught South Carolina Shrimp: Lessons Learned From Agricultural Niche
Marketing Programs
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fuderic,
Joseph A.; Barkley,
David L.; Henry,
Mark S.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Marketing; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113806
MODELING RECREATION SITE CHOICE: DO HYPOTHETICAL CHOICES REFLECT
ACTUAL BEHAVIOR?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Haener,
Michel K.; Boxall,
Peter C.; Adamowicz,
Wiktor L.
This study examines the ability of revealed preference (RP), site-specific stated preference (SP), transferred SP, and various joint
RP-SP models to predict aggregate and individual recreation site choice behavior in a holdout sample. For two statistical
comparisons, the site-specific RP model provided the most accurate predictions of individual choices. However, the transferred
SP model, applied directly or estimated jointly with the RP data, performed best in three aggregate and one individual prediction
tests and second best in the other individual prediction comparisons.
In every test examined the transferred SP models
outperformed the site-specific SP models. This result is traced to the method used to collect the hypothetical choice data (mail...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24124
Stranded Irrigation Assets
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Roper,
Heather; Sayers,
Chris; Smith,
Andrew.
The staff working paper "Stranded Irrigation Assets" (Roper, H., Sayers, C. and Smith, A) was released on 28 June 2006. Prior to
the National Water Initiative (NWI), irrigation authorities imposed restrictions on outward trade of water entitlements partly to
protect remaining irrigators against the risks and consequences of having to recover the costs of "stranded" or under-utilised
assets. This could be one of a number of reasons behind low levels of permanent water trade.
This paper examines ways of
minimising the financial impact of stranded assets on remaining irrigators with the relaxation of trading restrictions. The aim of
the project was to research the options to address the perceived adverse financial consequences of stranded irrigation assets....
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31921
Economic Feasibility of Sustainable High Oilseed-Based Biofuel Production: The Case for Biodiesel in
North Carolina
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yeboah,
Anthony K.; Naanwaab,
Cephas B.; Yeboah,
Osei-Agyeman; Owens,
John Paul; Bynum,
Jarvetta
S.
We assess the economic feasibility of a 10 MMGY biodiesel plant using a Monte Carlo Cash Flow model programmed in Excel
using @Risk, a simulation and risk analysis software. The model incorporates stochastic components to capture uncertainty in
the analysis. The stochastic components are mainly variables that may exhibit risk, such as input prices, output prices, and
expected revenues, and these are assigned probability distributions in the model. The model is programmed with three output
variables: stream of revenues, profits/loss, and the resulting net present value (NPV) over ten year forecast period.
Results
from the cash flow analysis show that average expected revenues from the sale of biodiesel and co-products will be $48.5 million
and total...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Economic feasibility; Biodiesel; Monte carlo simulations; Risk analysis; Sensitivity analysis.; Agribusiness;
Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/119729
Multi-Market Trading for Cooperative Resource Management: An Application to Water Pollution
and Fisheries
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Horan,
Richard D.; Shortle,
James S.
Increasingly, environmental problems are recognized to involve linkages across multiple environmental variables (e.g., pollution
and a fishery).
Prior work on managing these complex, linked systems generally focuses on efficiency rather than
implementation.
However, implementation is important and will generally involve changing human behaviors within the
multiple economic sectors that impact upon the multiple environmental variables. Tradable permit markets are generally seen as
a coordinating mechanism, within a particular regulated sector, that enhances efficiency by incentivizing agents to respond to
behavioral choices of others within the sector. However, prior work stops short of coordinating behaviors across multiple sectors
for cases where...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Permit trading; Fisheries; Pollution; Shapley values; Bioeconomics; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103591
MANAGING FORESTS FOR MULTIPLE TRADEOFFS: COMPROMISING ON TIMBER,
CARBON AND BIODIVERSITY OBJECTIVES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Krcmar,
Emina; van Kooten,
G. Cornelis; Vertinsky,
Ilan.
In this paper, we develop a multiple objective, decision-making model that focuses on forest policies that simultaneously achieve
carbon uptake and maintenance of ecosystem diversity objectives. Two forest carbon measures are used - a nominal
(undiscounted) net carbon uptake as a proxy for long-term carbon sequestration and discounted net carbon uptake that captures the
"fast" carbon accumulation aspect. Ecosystem diversity is expressed in terms of desired structures for forest and afforested
agricultural land. Economic effects of possible strategies are examined by comparing attainment of these objectives with the net
discounted returns from commercial timber harvests and agricultural activities. The tradeoffs between timber and non-timber
objectives are...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18161
Evaluation of Urban Land Intensive Use Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process - A Case of
Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province, China
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Luo,
Xin-mao; He,
Hong-wei; Ke,
Xin-li.
Taking Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province, China as an example, evaluation index system of urban land intensive use is established
from four aspects of land economic benefit, land utilization degree, investment intensity, and sustainable utilization. Analytic
Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to determine the weight of evaluation index in research region. Taking the index numerical value
of Hubei Province as the standard value, index value of the research region is evaluated. Combining with the index weight
obtained by AHP, urban land intensive use is evaluated by the weighted average. Result shows that land intensive use level of
Zhongxiang City is much lower than the average level of Hubei Province. Therefore, urban land of Zhongxiang City is of is
great...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Urban land; Intensive use; Analytic Hierarchy Process; Zhongxiang City; China; Land Economics/Use;
Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/58482
BIODIESEL AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PETROLEUM DIESEL IN A STOCHASTIC
ENVIRONMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tareen,
Irfan Y.; Wetzstein,
Michael E.; Duffield,
James A.
The objective of the research presented in this paper is the development of a stochastic adoption threshold. The option pricing
approach for modeling investment under uncertainty is extended for the case of comparing two stochastic input prices associated
with inputs that are perfect substitutes in a production process. Based on this methodology, a threshold decision rule influenced by
the drift and volatility of these two input prices is developed. Theoretical results established an empirical link for measuring the
tradeoff of a relatively more expensive input (biodiesel) with lower price drift and volatility compared with a lower but more
volatile priced input (petroleum diesel).
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Option pricing; Production; Renewable fuels; Technology adoption under uncertainty; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15505
Testing for Consistency in Tourists' Willingness to Pay for New Nature Reserves in the Gulf of
Morbihan (France)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Voltaire,
Louinord; Nassiri,
Abdelhak; Bailly,
Denis; Boncoeur,
Jean.
In this paper, we develop an empirical test of consistency in contingent willingness to pay (WTP) responses, which is based on the
following a priori expectation. In economics, when an individual considers paying for public goods, his decision to pay, and his
WTP are based on utility-maximising behaviour. Accordingly, supposing other factors are identical, if individual A expresses
greater interest in paying for public goods in general than individual B, that is because A receives more benefits from the use
and/or the non-use of these goods than B. Continuing with this logic, if both individuals are asked about their WTP for a precise
public good, A should logically be more likely to pay and should be willing to pay more than B. Thus, the test consists in...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Contingent valuation; Consistency; Endogeneity; Consumer/Household Economics; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; C24; D12; Q26.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114378
Structuring Exotic Options Contracts on Water to Improve the Efficiency of Resource Allocation in
the Water Spot Market
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Williamson,
Brendon; Villano,
Renato A.; Fleming,
Euan M.
With the current drought in South-Eastern Australia highlighting the scarcity and value of inland Australia’s water resources,
focus turns to how these resources can be allocated more efficiently. The first major step was taken almost a decade ago with the
separation of land and water property rights allowing openly traded water markets. This study assesses the potential economic
benefits that options contracts bring to the water market in the Murray Valley water market. Exotic call options are estimated
using both Black-Scholes and skewness-and-kurtosis-amended Black-Scholes financial option pricing methods that are based on
three years of data on water prices. While the presence of options would result in significant economic benefits in the more...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Options; Skewness-and-kurtosis-amended Black-Scholes model; Water; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Financial Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/5992
Marine Reserves: Is There a Free Lunch?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sanchirico,
James N.; Wilen,
James E.
This paper employs a spatial and intertemporal model of renewable resource exploitation to investigate the effects of marine
reserve creation. The model combines the H. S. Gordon/Vernon Smith hypothesis of a rent dissipation process with Ricardian
notions that resources are exploited across space in a pattern dependent upon relative profitabilities. The metapopulation model
employed here incorporates modern biological ideas that stress patch heterogeneity, linkages, and dispersal processes between
patches. The spatial bioeconomic model is then used to simulate the effects of reserve creation under various ecological structures.
We find, under certain parameter configurations and ecological linkages, that there is potential for a "double-dividend" where...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Marine reserves; Spatial and intertemporal modeling; Bioeconomics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
C62; Q22; R10.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10715
The Impact of Ethanol Plants on Cropland Values in the Great Plains
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Henderson,
Jason R.; Gloy,
Brent A.
Corn ethanol plants consume large amounts of corn and their location has the potential to alter local crop prices and surrounding
agricultural land values. The relationship between ethanol plant location and agricultural land prices is examined using data
obtained from the Agricultural Credit Survey administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The findings indicate that
the portion of land price changes attributable to location is consistent with previous estimates of basis changes associated with
ethanol plant location. As a result, the land markets appear to be rationally adjusting to the location of ethanol plants.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Farmland; Ethanol; Land values; Agribusiness; Agricultural Finance; Crop Production/Industries; Financial
Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51080
Multi-Product Crops for Agricultural and Energy Production – an AGE Analysis for Poland
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ignaciuk,
Adriana M.; Dellink,
Rob B.
By-products from agriculture and forestry can contribute to production of clean and cheap (bio)electricity. To assess the role of
such multi-product crops in the response to climate policies, we present an applied general equilibrium model with special
attention to biomass and multi-product crops for Poland. The potential to boost production of bioelectricity through the use of
multi-product crops turns out to be limited to only 2-3% of total electricity production. Further expansion of the bioelectricity
sector will have to be based on biomass crops explicitly grown for energy purposes. The competition between agriculture and
biomass for scarce land remains limited, given the availability of relatively poor land types and substitution possibilities. The...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12119
Linking Collective Action to Non-Timber Forest Product Market for Improved Local Livelihoods:
Challenges and Opportunities
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Komarudin,
Heru; Siagian,
Yuliana L.
The paper draws on findings from research in South Sulawesi and Jambi Provinces, Indonesia, looking at the role of collective
action in helping two local community groups enhance their bargaining power vis a vis other market players (such as collectors,
small- and large-scale industries) and promote an increased demand for non-timber forest products. The first group has
traditionally collected rattan (Calamus sp) from surrounding forests and was struggling to sell their products at a better price amid
market uncertainties and the lack of supportive government policies. The second one was involved in the propagation of another
high-value rattan species, widely known as Dragon Blood (Daemonorops sp), in anticipation of an increased market demand for
this...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Collective action; Market access; Smallholder; Livelihood; NTFP; Action research; Indonesia; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44346
A Benefit Transfer Approach to the Estimation of Agro-Ecosystems Services Benefits: A Case Study
of Kern County, California
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Qenani-Petrela,
Eivis; Noel,
Jay E.; Mastin,
Thomas.
Tipo: Technical Report
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121605
INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY INTO AGROFORESTRY PROJECTS: A WORKSHOP
FRAMEWORK FOR NGO PROGRAM MANAGERS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: White,
Thomas A.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1993
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11872
Trading Carbon into Agriculture: making it happen
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Acworth,
William; Edwards,
Astrid.
With agriculture occupying approximately sixty per cent of Australia’s land surface, policy makers, scientists and land managers
are becoming increasingly interested in opportunities to sequester greenhouse emissions through land use change. The
announcement of the Labor Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative brings Australian agriculture a step closer to participating in
recognised domestic and international climate change mitigation action. In this paper, the costs and opportunities for carbon
sequestration options under the Carbon Farming Initiative are assessed. The following section discusses the substantial hidden
costs that may be associated with an offset trading scheme and potential for these costs to substantially shrink the size of the
market....
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Carbon trading; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100528
Economic Impact of Leafy Spurge in Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bangsund,
Dean A.; Leistritz,
F. Larry.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1991
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23433
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SHELLFISH
PROCESSING
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: North,
Ronald M.; Lyda,
Fred M.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1975
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29503
Opportunistic behaviour by private irrigators within a capacity-sharing regime
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: de Lange,
Willem J.; Vink,
Nick.
The concept of capacity-sharing (as a specific type of demand-orientated water management strategy) is a relatively newcomer on
the South African water management regime and much debate is currently under way regarding the viability of the concept for the
South African context. One of the main features is that it decentralises and integrates water management to a much greater degree
than state-dominated management regimes. However, as the concept of capacity-sharing allows a greater degree of
decision-making autonomy to the private decision-maker, the question could be asked to what extent the management of a
capacity-sharing regime would be exposed to opportunistic behaviour from private irrigators. If it is heavily exposed, there are
considerable scope...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9500
Strategic Analyses of the National River Linking Project (NRLP) of India, Series 2; Proceedings of the
Workshop on Analyses of Hydrological, Social and Ecological Issues of the NRLP
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: River basin development; Development projects; Irrigation programs; Hydrology; Erosion; Water transfer; Cost
benefit analysis; Groundwater irrigation; Dams; Environmental effects; Water storage; Crop management; Livestock; Gender;
Rainfed farming; Supplemental irrigation; Water harvesting; Artificial recharge; Water market; Simulation models; Water
allocation; Case studies; Livestock Production/Industries; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118387
RETHINKING REHABILITATION: SOCIO-ECOLOGY OF TANKS AND WATER
HARVESTING IN RAJASTHAN, NORTH-WEST INDIA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shah,
Tushaar; Raju,
K. Vengama.
In the arid and semi-arid Indian state of Rajasthan, tanks and ponds have been a mainstay of rural communities for centuries.
There are over 4600 large minor irrigation tanks, plus numerous johads, bandhs and pals (small water harvesting structures). This
paper assesses a strategy proposed for rehabilitating 1200 of the larger tanks. It argues that treating tanks only as flow irrigation
systems—which lies at the center of the mainstream thinking on rehabilitating surface irrigation systems--is very likely to result in
a flawed strategy when applied to tanks. Instead, reviewing the successful experience of NGOs like PRADAN and Tarun Bharat
Sangh in reviving and rehabilitating clusters of small traditional water harvesting structures at a watershed level, it...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Watershed; Watershed management; Multiple uses; Natural resource management; Tank rehabilitation;
Collective action; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/55440
Determining The Cost Effectiveness Of Solutions To Diffuse Pollution: Developing A Model To Assess
In-Field Mitigation Options for Phosphorous and Sediment Loss
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bailey,
Alison P.; Quinton,
John; Silgram,
Martyn; Stevens,
Carly; Jackson,
Bob.
The European Union Water Framework Directive requires governments to set water quality objectives based on good ecological
status. This includes specific requirements to control diffuse pollution. Diffuse phosphorous (P) pollution plays a pivotal role in
influencing water quality with losses of P associated with soil particles often linked to soil erosion. The Mitigation Options for
Phosphorus and Sediment (MOPS) project, using three case study sites, is investigating the cost effectiveness of specific control
measures in terms of mitigating sediment and P loss from combinable crops. The analysis is conducted at the farm level using a
simple spreadsheet model. Further development of the model will allow the results to be extrapolated to generic regional...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7966
NO-TILL TECHNOLOGY: IMPACTS ON FARM INCOME, ENERGY USE AND
GROUNDWATER DEPLETION IN THE PLAINS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Harman,
Wyatte L.; Hardin,
Daniel C.; Wiese,
Allen F.; Unger,
P.W.; Musick,
Jack T.
Rapidly rising fuel costs for irrigation and tillage, combined with groundwater depletion confront producers in the Great Plains.
Maintaining profits while production costs escalate and water levels decline emphasizes the need to increase water and energy use
efficiency. A linear programming analysis for a ten-year period comparing conventional tillage practices with no-till practices
based on an irrigated wheat/ no-till feedgrain /fallow crop rotation indicates no-till increases both water and energy use efficiency.
Returns to land, management, and risk are substantially higher using no-till practices
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32516
THE INFLUENCE OF THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS OF FISHERIES ON
THE BENEFITS FROM ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Staniford,
Andrew J.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1988
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22918
Imposing regularity conditions on a system of cost and factor share equations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Griffiths,
William E.; O'Donnell,
Christopher J.; Cruz,
Agustina Tan.
Systems of equations comprising cost functions and first‐order derivative equations are often used to estimate characteristics of
production technologies. Unfortunately, many estimated systems violate the regularity conditions implied by economic theory.
Sampling theory methods can be used to impose these conditions globally, but these methods destroy the flexibility properties of
most functional forms. We demonstrate how Bayesian methods can be used to maintain flexibility by imposing regularity
conditions locally. The Bayesian approach is used to estimate a system of cost and share equations for the merino wool‐growing
sector. The effect of local imposition of monotonicity and concavity on the signs and magnitudes of elasticities is examined.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117790
Water markets as a vehicle for water reform: the case of New South Wales
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Crase,
Lin; O'Reilly,
Leo; Dollery,
Brian.
Water reform in NSW is being undertaken using an adaptive approach in recognition of the uncertainty and imperfect knowledge
embodied in the riverine environment. However, the reform process also relies, in part, on the ability of markets for tradable water
entitlements to develop and thereby assist in allocating scarce water resources to their highest value use. This article explores
impediments to the formation of efficient markets in permanent tradable water entitlements in NSW. The article concludes that
more attention should be paid to market failures and related problems which manifest themselves in thin markets for permanent
water entitlements.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117840
Lease allocation systems, risk aversion and the resource rent tax
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fraser,
Rob W.
This article examines the case of a risk‐averse mining firm facing a resource rent tax in order both to incorporate the role of the
risk‐sharing quality of such a tax and to assess its implications given a government’s lease allocation system. The model develops
the conditions required for an investment‐neutral RRT characterised by a threshold rate of return and a rate of tax and suggests
that for an auction system of lease allocation, government revenue could be maximised by setting the tax rate below 100 per cent,
but that for a discretionary system, it is in the government’s interest to introduce an RRT which is effectively rate‐of‐return
regulation.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117225
Agricultura familiar, água e estratégias produtivas no rio dos Cochos, campos gerais de Minas
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Galizoni,
Flavia Maria; Ribeiro,
Eduardo Magalhaes; Lopes,
Elias Carlos; Chiodi,
Rafael Eduardo; Reis,
Ricardo Pereira.
O Alto-Médio São Francisco, inserido no bioma caatinga, está localizado na porção norte do estado de Minas, região semi-árida,
marcada por uma distribuição muito irregular das chuvas no correr do ano. Esta região é alvo de projetos de irrigação, interessados
principalmente nas águas do São Francisco, e na de seus principais afluentes. O objetivo deste artigo é analisar a relação entre
comunidades de lavradores e água em um meio onde existe grande sazonalidade na disponibilidade natural de recursos hídricos e,
ao mesmo tempo, incentivos maciços para projetos intensivos em uso de água. Procura analisar, principalmente, os manejos
comunitários das águas realizados por agricultores familiares, a relação entre disponibilidade de água, produção de alimentos e...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Semi-árido; Agricultura familiar; Água; Semiarid; Family farmer; Water; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/106123
Off-Road Vehicle Recreation in the West: Implications of a Wyoming Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Thomas,
Foulke; Bastian,
Christopher T.; Taylor,
David T.; Coupal,
Roger H.; Olson,
Desiree.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92847
Comparing the Effectiveness of Regulation and Pro-Social Emotions to Enhance Cooperation:
Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lopez,
Maria Claudia; Murphy,
James J.; Spraggon,
John M.; Stranlund,
John K.
This paper presents the results from a series of framed field experiments conducted in fishing communities off the Caribbean coast
of Colombia. The goal is to investigate the relative effectiveness of exogenous regulatory pressure and pro-social emotions in
promoting cooperative behavior in a public goods context. The random public revelation of an individual’s contribution and its
consequences for the rest of the group leads to significantly higher public good contributions and social welfare than regulatory
pressure, even under regulations that are designed to motivate fully efficient contributions.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Public goods; Field experiments; Pro-social emotions; Social dilemma; Regulation; Enforcement.;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C93;
H41; Q20; Q28.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53126
AÇÃO EXTENSIONISTA DA EMPAER FRENTE À NOVA PNATER: UMA ANÁLISE A PARTIR
DO ASSENTAMENTO GUAPIRAMA, CAMPO NOVO DO PARECIS - MT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Laforga,
Gilmar; Vieira,
Andreia De Oliveira.
O modelo de agricultura ainda praticado continua a causar impactos negativos como a perda de solo, erosão genética,
contaminação do solo e da água entre muitos outros efeitos. Considerando-se esse cenário e assim buscar minimizar estes
processos, foi criada a Política Nacional de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural – PNATER, que orienta uma extensão rural
baseada nos princípios epistemológico da agroecologia. Entre as mudanças, está à exigência de um novo perfil de extensionista,
uso de metodologias participativas, minimização de utilização de recursos externos à propriedade, e a produção de vegetais e
animais com a mínima degradação dos recursos naturais. O presente trabalho tem por objetivo analisar se essas mudanças estão
sendo efetivamente empregadas...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agroecologia; Reforma Agrária; EMPAER; PNATER; Metodologias Participativas; Agroecology; Settlement;
EMPAER; PNATER; Participatory methodology; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108965
Forest owners' acceptance of incentive based policy instruments in forest biodiversity conservation - A
choice experiment based approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Horne,
Paula.
Finland has launched a new policy programme to encourage conservation of forest biodiversity, based on economic incentives and
voluntarism on the part of non-industrial private forest owners. This study examined the factors that affect the acceptability of
biodiversity conservation contracts and the amount of compensation needed in private forests, using the choice experiment
method. Data were collected by surveying 3000 Finnish private forest owners. Analysing separately those respondents who were
willing to enter into a conservation contract allowed an assessment of the impact of forest owners' heterogeneity on compensation
amount.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Forest owners; Heterogeneity; Compensation; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/59365
Opportunity Costs as a Determinant of Participation in Payments for Ecosystem Service Schemes
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wunscher,
Tobias; Engel,
Stefanie; Wunder,
Sven.
Landholders are generally assumed to be willing to participate in payments for ecosystem service (PES) schemes if the offered
payment exceeds the opportunity cost of participation. The calculation of opportunity costs is often based on historic financial
data such as net returns of the formerly practiced land use. Reliable estimates of opportunity costs are required especially in
flexible, cost-aligned payment schemes with differentiated payments at the farm scale. We question whether opportunity cost
estimates that do not consider personal landholder characteristics such as risk considerations, information access and
non-monetary personal preferences (e.g. for traditional land use practices) are sufficient to explain a landholder's decision to enrol
land...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/115779
At Home and Abroad: An Empirical Analysis of Innovation and Diffusion in Energy-Efficient
Technologies
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Verdolini,
Elena; Galeotti,
Marzio.
This paper contributes to the induced innovation literature by extending the analysis of supply and demand determinants of
innovation in energy-efficient technologies to account for international knowledge flows and spillovers. In the first part of the
paper we select a sample of 38 innovating countries and we study how knowledge related to energy-efficient technologies flows
across geographical and technological space. We demonstrate that higher geographical and technological distances are associated
with a lower probability of knowledge flow. In the second part of the paper, we use our previous estimates to construct stocks of
internal and external knowledge for a panel of 17 countries and present an econometric analysis of the supply and demand...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Innovation; Technology Diffusion; Knowledge Spillovers; Energy-Efficient Technologies; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; O33; Q55; C13.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56216
The Implications of Information Asymmetry for the Achievement of Australia's National Water
Objectives
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Chambers,
Adam; Trengove,
Graham.
On 29th April 2008, Senator Penny Wong outlined details of Water for the Future; the Rudd Government’s $12.9 billion plan to
secure the long term water supply of all Australians. Funding under Water for the Future will be used to support significant water
reform across the country. In order to formulate strategies to achieve the objectives of the Plan, decision makers will require
information related to the relative profitability of different irrigation activities, such as production costs and returns, as well as the
potential irrigator response to and impacts of reductions in water availability or changes to water policy more generally. The aim
of this paper is to highlight the potential for unexpected outcomes to arise from policies which are formulated...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Deaths; Irrigator Behaviour; Economic Assessment; Water Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47613
AGROFORESTRY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: POLICY LESSONS FROM
CENTRAL AMERICA AND PANAMA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Current,
Dean.
This paper summarizes results of the evaluation of 11 forestry activities in Central America using a framework of factors related
to long term sustainability of the benefits flowing from forestry development activities. Identified problems included: the lack of
continuity of support to project sponsored activities once formal projects end, the short term focus of many projects, the lack of
interest or capacity of host governments and institutions to provide continued support to these activities, and restrictive permit
procedures and legislation that discourage tree management. Factors that contribute to sustainability include the participation and
training of local farmers as promoters, trainers, and employees of projects. Another factor is farmer...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11889
ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION STRUCTURE OF THE CANADIAN PULP AND PAPER
INDUSTRY : 1961-1996
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Habteyonas,
Michael.
A translog cost function with factor inputs of capital, labor, energy and materials was estimated for the Canadian pulp and paper
industry over the period of 1961 to 1996. The results show that, the production technology can not be specified by a
Cobb-Douglas production function and it is not
Hicks- neutral. It was found out that, the industry is characterized by
labor-saving and capital, energy and materials-using technical change. The estimated production function indicated the existence
of economies of scale, although the size of the scale is not as large as those estimated for the European Union and the United
States pulp and paper industries. Estimates for Allen'’ s elasticities of substitution show that, all the factor inputs were found to be
highly...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19939
OPTIMAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT OF GROUNDWATER QUANTITY AND QUALITY:
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zachariah,
Oswald; Rollins,
Kimberly S.
A dynamic model is developed that jointly optimizes over groundwater quality and quantity for extractive municipal and
non-extractive agricultural users. The model is applied to an aquifer in southern Ontario to analyze several policy scenarios,
demonstrating that interactions between externalities can partially offset one another.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21501
AGRICULTURAL USE OF THE SNOWY WATERS: III : AGRICULTURAL ASPECTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Prunster,
R.W.
Some attempt is made in this paper to sketch in some of the factors in land utilisation that have had to be considered in planning to
utilise the Snowy Waters for irrigation in the Murrumbidgee Valley. Following this some comments are made on the gaps in
knowledge of soils, agronomy, crop utilisation, farm economics and management that have made the task of planners more
difficult.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1960
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22412
Managing and Sharing the Risks of Drought in Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Carter,
Chris; Crean,
Jason; Kingwell,
Ross S.; Hertzler,
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25319
Greg.
TESTING THE EFFECT OF AN ANTI-DUMPING DUTY: THE US SALMON MARKET
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Asche,
Frank.
After holding a market share of over 50% for farmed salmon in USA, the market was closed for Norwegian salmon in 1991 when
a countervailing duty was imposed. The objective for U.S. farmers was to increase prices and U.S. market shares. This paper
investigates whether U.S. farmers reached these goals.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21714
DISCUSSANT'S COMMENTS FOR AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, SELECTED PAPERS SESSION SP-4P: "RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT ISSUES"
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hamilton,
Stephen F.
Issues related to the optimal preservation and management of renewable resources are considered. The impact of economic
variables on optimal use is also analyzed. Empirical Analysis of Pastoral Migration Decisions: Gabra Herders in Northern Kenya,
John McPeak, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Optimal Management of Multi-Value Renewable Resources: An Application to
the African Elephant William Sutton and Lovell Jarvis, University of California-Davis. An Analysis of the Economic Efficiency
of Thoroughbred Breeder/Owner Incentive Policies J. Shannon Neibergs and Richard Thalheimer. The Dynamics of
Reintroducing, Supplementing and Controlling Endangered Predator Populations Daniel Rondeau, Cornell University.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20862
Ignoring the Multi-species Aspect of Labor Supply Decisions in Spatial Bio-economic Fishery Models
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Stafford,
Tess.
This paper analyzes the bias in fishermans predicted participation rates in the target fishery associated with ignoring the
multi-species aspect of labor supply decisions in spatial bio-economic fishery models. Recent advancements have been made to
simultaneously model the biology of a marine species and the strategic behavior of harvesters over both time and space in order to
more accurately predict the effect of regulatory policies on harvester effort and resource population. These models assume a
nested choice structure in which the harvester first faces a dichotomous decision between shifting for the target species or not on a
given day and then chooses a location to finish conditional on participation. This structure implicitly groups all non-target...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100714
Individual fishing quotas in the eastern Gulf of Mexico grouper fishery: Fleet restructuring, effort
reduction and cost savings
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Weninger,
Quinn.
This paper estimates a structural model of multiple-species harvesting costs in the eastern Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery. The
model is used predict fleet size, vessel level harvesting activity and fleet-wide revenues and costs that are expected under a
proposed individual fishing quota (IFQ) management program for grouper species. Results suggest significant fleet downsizing,
scale economies and pure efficiency gains will arise under IFQs. Overall IFQs appear to be an attractive alternative to the current
controlled access management program in the fishery.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Individual fishing quotas; Targeting costs; Scale and technical efficiency; Fleet restructuring; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; Q2.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6184
Environmental economics and the Murray–Darling: Comment
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pincus,
Jonathan J.
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118599
The Costs of U.S. Oil Dependency
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Parry,
Ian W.H.; Darmstadter,
Joel.
This paper first describes trends and future predictions of factors that determine U.S. dependence on oil and oil imports. We then
review evidence on the oil premium, that is, the extent to which the costs to the United States as a whole from extra oil
consumption may exceed the private costs to individual oil users. The premium has two main components: one reflects the risk of
macroeconomic disruptions from oil price shocks, while the other stems from U.S. market power in the world oil market. Our best
assessment of the oil premium is $5/barrel (equivalent to 12 cents per gallon of gasoline), which would warrant a broad, though
moderately scaled, tax on all uses of oil.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Energy security; Oil imports; Oil premium; Macroeconomic disruptions; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; Q43; Q41; Q38.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10644
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON US AGRICULTURE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Beach,
Robert H.; Thomson,
Allison M.; McCarl,
Bruce A.
There is general consensus in the scientific literature that human-induced climate change has taken place and will continue to do
so over the next century. The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes with
“very high confidence” that anthropogenic activities such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation have affected the global climate.
The AR4 also indicates that global average temperatures are expected to increase by another 1.1°C to 5.4°C by 2100, depending
on the increase in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases that takes place during this time. Increasing atmospheric carbon
dioxide levels, temperature increases, altered precipitation patterns and other factors influenced by climate have...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Climate change; Crop yields; EPIC; FASOM; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and
Policy; International Relations/Trade; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C61; Q18; Q54.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/91393
Water resources management in Afghanistan: The issues and options
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Qureshi,
Asad Sarwar.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Climate; Water availability; Crop yield; Rural economy; Water resources; Groundwater; Surface water;
Irrigation systems; Irrigation canals; Dams; Water allocation; Water resource management; Crop Production/Industries; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92703
Environmental Impacts of Emerging Biomass Feedstock Markets: Energy, Agriculture, and the
Farmer
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dodder,
Secchi,
Rebecca S.; Amani,
Silvia; Tokgoz,
Elobeid; Johnson,
Timothy L.; Kaplan,
P. Ozge; Kurkalova,
Lyubov A.;
Simla.
The tighter linkages between energy and crop markets due to recent climate and energy legislation in the US have large potential
environmental impacts beyond carbon sequestration and climate mitigation. These range from effects on water quality and
quantity, soil erosion, habitat and biodiversity preservation. These impacts are very location and management-decision specific, as
they are the product of atomistic decisions and depend on soil and landscape specific variables. In order to fully understand the
effects of biomass markets, the new and stronger linkages and feedback effects between national- and global-scale energy and
commodity markets must be properly understood and identified using an integrated perspective. We discuss the various
interactions...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Energy and Commodity markets linkages; Integrated energy system assessment; Environmental impacts;
Biofuels.; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Land Economics/Use;
Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118453
Towards a Resource Economics for Adaptive Managers
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Marshall,
Graham R.
Adaptive management has become one of the catchphrases of the sustainable development literature, and is referred to
increasingly in natural resource policy deliberations. Its advocates argue that natural resource sustainability issues are addressed
more realistically and usefully as complex adaptive systems than as mechanistic systems. Resource economics has conventionally
analysed such issues mechanistically, through the method of comparative statics. This paper explores the consequent limitations of
conventional resource economics in supporting adaptive management, and offers signposts towards a resource economics with
fewer of these limitations.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Adaptive management; Cost-effectiveness; Abatement costs; Transaction costs; Path dependence; Increasing
returns.; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/57921
Suggestions for the Road to Copenhagen
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Karp,
Larry S.; Zhao,
Jinhua.
We provide a unified discussion of the issues that confront negotiators of the next international climate agreement. We offer a
novel proposal that entitles countries to discharge their treaty obligations by paying a “fine”. This escape clause provides cost
insurance, simplifies the problem of enforcing compliance, and increases incentives to participate in the agreement. We explain
why developed country obligations should rely on a cap and trade commitment rather than carbon taxes. A Central Bank
maintains stability of carbon prices by defending a price ceiling and floor. An so-called intensity target is not a good alternative to
an emissions cap. Modest trade restrictions, consistent with WTO law, will form an important part of the next agreement....
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Kyoto protocol; Escape clause; Emissions trade; Taxes versus cap and trade; Price stability; Carbon leakage;
Trade restrictions; Differentiated responsibility; Clean development mechanism; Sectoral agreements; Demand and Price
Analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; Q54; Q58; F13.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51610
The Effects of Aquatic Invasive Species on Property Values: Evidence from a Quasi-Random
Experiment
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Horsch,
Eric J.; Lewis,
David J.
The invasion of ecosystems by non-native species is widely considered to be a principal threat to global biological diversity, yet
the social costs of invasive species are not well-understood. The purpose of this study is to estimate a hedonic model of lakeshore
property values to quantify the effects of a common aquatic invasive species – Eurasian Watermilfoil – on property values
across an extensive system of over 170 lakes in the northern forest region of Wisconsin. In addition to providing empirical
evidence as to the potential benefits from reducing the spread of invasive species, this paper also develops a quasi-experimental
methodology to identify the effects of changes in endogenous neighborhood amenities within the commonly estimated hedonic...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6199
Prospects for Producing Ethanol from Sugar in the United States (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Outlaw,
Joe L.; Ribera,
Luis A.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/50579
International Treaties and Other Legal and Economic Issues Relating to the Ownership and Use of
Genetic Resources
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lesser,
William H.
Genetic resources were once treated as a common heritage, available without restriction for research and other usage. The system
was perceived as contributing to a rapid extinction rate and as unfair to developing countries -the major source of genetic
resources. Since the Biodiversity Convention declared that governments have the "sovereign right to exploit" the genetic resources
under their domain, efforts to regulate access have begun. Conceptually, payments will lead to greater conservation efforts;
practically, the incentive will depend on use and distribution of the limited funds generated. Benefits to countries of origin are
associated with the "equitable sharing" stipulations of the Convention. Within countries, where rights of indigenous peoples...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121184
ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION AND THE PRICING OF NATURAL RESOURCES: THE CASE
OF UNMETERED WATER; Proceedings of the Fifth Joint Conference on Agriculture, Food, and the
Environment, June 17-18, 1996, Padova, Italy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Smith,
Rodney B.W.; Tsur,
Yacov.
This paper uses mechanism design theory to (i) propose a mechanism to price irrigation water when farmers are heterogeneous in
their production technologies (adverse selection) and their individual water uses are unobserved (moral hazard) and (ii) discusses
briefly when such a mechanism might be economically unreasonable. Unmetered irrigation water is often priced by imposing
per-acre fees on cultivated acreage or by charging per-unit fees on observable inputs or outputs. The offered pricing procedure is
based on the observed output and achieves a first-best outcome when implementation is free of transaction costs.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14368
Ethanol Policy Analysis - What Have We Learned So Far?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Taheripour,
Farzad; Tyner,
Wallace E.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q48; Q42.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94661
Estimating China’s Energy and Environmental Productivity Efficiency: A Parametric Hyperbolic
Distance Function Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zhang,
Zibin; Jin,
Xiangrong; Dong,
Xuebing; Wetzstein,
Michael E.
Since the beginning of this century, China’s annual GDP growth is over 9%. This growth is fueled by large increases in energy
consumption, led by a coal-dominated energy structure, and associated with higher sulfur dioxide emissions and industry dust. In
2008, China accounted for over 17% of the world’s total primary energy consumption and accounts for nearly three-quarters of
global energy growth. At an average annual energy growth rate over 12% since 2000, China’s future share of primary energy
consumption will continue to increase. A consequence of this growth is China becoming the global leader in sulfur and carbon
dioxide emissions.
To deal with these energy and environmental challenges, the government set energy saving and pollution
reduction...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental productivity efficiency; Hyperbolic distance function; China's energy policy; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/60918
MODELING THE EFFECT OF SPATIAL EXTERNALITIES ON INVASIVE SPECIES
MANAGEMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: McKee,
Gregory J.
Changes in production conditions associated with biological invasions can be complex. As a result, modeling invasive species
management decisions can be difficult. Modeling these decisions is further compounded by externalities associated with spatial
relationships among growers. In order to calculate optimal management decisions, an accurate bioeconomic model of the
feedback between grower decisions and the new biological interactions created by an invasive species population is needed. In
this paper, a bioeconomic model is used to explicitly analyze how externalities caused by spatial relationships among agricultural
producers affect optimal invasive species management decisions.
The example of the coordinated greenhouse whitefly
management in the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Invasive species; Strawberry; Greenhouse whitefly; Externality; Optimal management.; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23626
COMPENSATING IRRIGATORS FOR RESTRICTING WATER USE: AN EXPECTED UTILITY
ANALYSIS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bosch,
Darrell J.; Eidman,
Vernon R.; Gill,
Eric E.
A daily limitation on the number of hours irrigators can pump may be imposed by utility companies seeking to use the company's
generating capacity more efficiently. Three power interruption patterns are analyzed to determine electricity cost reductions
which would have to be offered to keep irrigators from being made worse off by the interruptions. Irrigation system pumping
capacity and the irrigator's attitudes toward risk are found to be primary determinants of the size of the required reductions.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1986
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32244
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, NORTHEASTERN AGRICULTURAL
ECONOMICS COUNCIL, AUGUST 7, 1984
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28920
The Economics of Processing Ethanol at Sugarmills: A Simulation Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Darby,
Paul M.; Mark,
Tyler B.; Salassi,
Michael E.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61815
Networks and Transaction Costs
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Henning,
Christian H.C.A.; Henningsen,
Geraldine; Henningsen,
Arne.
Based on the well-known fact that social networks can provide effective mechanisms that help to increase the trust level between
two trade partners, we apply a simple game-theoretical framework to derive transaction costs as a high risk of opportunistic
behavior in a repeated trade relation determined by the density and size of trading networks. In the empirical part of the paper we
apply a two stage procedure to estimate the impact of social network structures on farm’s transaction costs observed for different
input and output markets. At a first stage we estimate a multiple input-multiple output stochastic Ray production function to
generate relative shadow prices of three inputs and two outputs traded by farms. At a second stage a structural equation...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114549
TANK IRRIGATION IN INDIA AND THAILAND: AN EXAMPLE OF COMMON PROPERTY
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Easter,
K. William; Palanisami,
Kuppannan.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1986
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13888
A Dynamic Model of Mesh Size Regulatory Compliance
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Akpalu,
Wisdom.
This paper employs a dynamic model for crimes that involve time and punishment to analyze the use of a net with illegal mesh
size in a management regime where each community claims territorial use right over a fishery but has a discount rate that may
differ from the social discount rate. The equilibrium stock and harvest levels are found to be much lower if the regulation is
violated. Moreover, the optimal penalty for violation must be decreasing in the shadow cost of taking the risk to fish illegally, and
increasing the risk of punishment increases the equilibrium stock level.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Crime; Dynamic model; Fishery; Regulation; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61059
THE VALUE OF SPORT FISHING IN THE SNAKE RIVER BASIN OF CENTRAL IDAHO
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: McKean,
John R.; Johnson,
Donn M.; Taylor,
R. Garth.
The value of sportfishing in the Snake River Basin in Central Idaho was measured using a two-stage/disequilibrium travel model.
The two-stage/disequilibrium model does not require monetization of recreationists? travel time as required of traditional
equilibrium labor market travel cost models. The model was estimated using Poisson regression, appropriate for count data when
over-dispersion is absent, and adjusted for endogenous stratification (self selection bias) . Contrary to expectations that anglers
living close to the sites with low values would be over represented in the sample, the endogenous stratification adjustment caused
estimated consumers surplus to decline from $42 per person per trip before adjustment for endogenous stratification to $35...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/36190
VALUING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF IRRIGATION WATER IN THE PLATTE RIVER
BASIN
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Houk,
Eric E.; Taylor,
Garth; Frasier,
W. Marshall.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/36454
Russia Agriculture Policy Review
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Melyukhina,
Olga; Tanguay,
Luc; Vaughan,
Odette; Jotanovic,
Aleksandar.
In recent years, as a result of a strong demand for energy and other natural resources, Russia's economy has experienced
impressive growth. Russia's re-emergence as a political and, particularly, economic power have allowed it to increase policy
support to its agricultural sector. Russia's size, improving prospects, and growing policy support make developments in its
agricultural sector of interest to Canada.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Russia; Agricultural policy; Regionalization; Ruble; Energy demand; Transparency; Agricultural and Food
Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; International Relations/Trade; Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46511
Crunch Time for Water Quality Trading
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: King,
Dennis M.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/93334
Another Plant?!...The Rapid Expansion in the Ethanol Industry and its Effect All the Way to the
Farm Gate.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Roe,
Joshua D.; Jolly,
Robert W.; Wisner,
Robert N.
The ethanol industry has expanded rapidly in recent times. Utilizing budgeted ethanol plant and farm models we determine the
effect of this expansion on future corn acreage and farm incomes. Several scenarios are presented to determine the profitability of
the ethanol industry at various input and output prices.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21066
Yield Can Fuel Ethanol Expansion (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fraley,
Robb.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8038
DISCUSSION: WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: POLICY ECONOMICS FOR AN ERA
OF TRANSITIONS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shulstad,
Robert N.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29596
Residential Energy Consumption in Urban China
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zhao,
Xiaoli; Li,
Na; Ma,
Chunbo.
Residential energy consumption (REC) is the second largest energy use category (10%) in China and urban residents account for
most of the REC. Understanding the underlying drivers of variations of urban REC thus helps to identify challenges and
opportunities and provide advices for future policy measures. This paper applies the logarithmic mean Divisia index (LMDI) to a
decomposition of China’s urban REC during the period of 1998-2007 at disaggregated product/activity level using data collected
from a wide range of sources. Our results have shown an extensive structure change towards a more energy-intensive household
consumption structure as well as an intensive structure change towards high-quality and cleaner energy such as electricity, oil, and
natural...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Residential Energy Consumption; Index Decomposition Analysis (IDA); China; Consumer/Household
Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q32; Q43.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117810
ECONOMIC IMPACTS RESULTING FROM CO-FIRING BIOMASS FEEDSTOCKS IN
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COAL-FIRED PLANTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: English,
Brandt,
Burton C.; Jensen,
Craig; Van Dyke,
Kimberly L.; Menard,
Jim; Hadley,
R. Jamey; Walsh,
Marie E.; Torre Ugarte,
Daniel de la;
Stanton.
Economic impacts of using biomass in Southeast United States coal-fired plants are estimated using a county-level biomass
database; ORCED, a dynamic electricity distribution model that estimates feedstock value; ORIBAS, a GIS model that estimates
feedstock transportation costs; and IMPLAN, an input-output model that determines the impacts of co-firing on economic activity.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20200
A Trend Deduction Model of Fluctuating Oil Prices
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Xu,
Haiyan; Zhang,
ZhongXiang.
Crude oil prices have been fluctuating over time and by a large range. It is the disorganization of oil price series that makes it
difficult to deduce the changing trends of oil prices in the middle- and long-terms and predict their price levels in the short-term.
Following a price-state classification and state transition analysis of changing oil prices from January 2004 to April 2010, this
paper first verifies that the observed crude oil price series during the soaring period follow a Markov Chain. Next, the paper
deduces the changing trends of oil prices by the limit probability of a Markov Chain. We then undertake a probability distribution
analysis and find that the oil price series have a log-normality distribution. On this basis, we integrate the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Oil Price; Log-normality Distribution; Limit Probability of a Markov Chain; Trend Deduction Model; OPEC;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q41; Q47; C12; C49; F01; O13.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/101300
CROP GENETIC RESOURCE POLICY: TOWARDS A RESEARCH AGENDA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wright,
Brian D.
Since the 1970’s, the worldwide capacity of genebanks for ex situ conservation of crop genetic resources has increased greatly.
This has increased the accessibility of landraces and wild and weedy relatives to crop breeders; in situ conservation, though
essential, is not an efficient means of furnishing genebanking services. But utilization of genebank resources has not kept pace.
The set of popular cultivars in major crops is typically rather small, and their ancestry encompasses only a small fraction of the
genetic diversity currently available in other cultivars. Discussions of farmers’ rights that focus on compensation for current
incorporation of farmers’ varieties in new cultivars have diverted attention from the question of why so little of the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16100
ECONOMIC IMPACT ESTIMATION USING BOOTSTRAP SAMPLES OBTAINED FROM
INTERNET AND INTERCEPT SURVEY DATA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Devkota,
Nirmala; Fannin,
James Matthew; Paudel,
Krishna P.
One of the challenges in estimating economic impacts of recreational activity and natural resource use is collecting survey data
when the underlying population is not perfectly known. We combine bootstrapping techniques with input output analysis to
estimate impacts from recreational activity at a barrier island in Louisiana.
Per capita expenditure point estimates are
bootstrapped and the 1,000 bootstrapped samples are shocked into an input output model to develop confidence intervals of
economic impacts between the two surveys. Results show that for many sectors of the economy, confidence intervals do not
overlap between survey modes. These results suggest that researchers using multiple survey modes should think carefully about
how both the mode and...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21150
REGIONAL IMPACT OF URBAN WATER USE ON IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lee,
John G.; Lacewell,
Ronald D.; Ozuna,
Teofilo, Jr.; Jones,
Lonnie L.
Linear programming and regional input-output models were applied to estimate the impacts of increased pumping costs for
irrigated agriculture due to groundwater depletion principally caused by the expanding urban area of San Antonio, Texas. A
biophysical simulator was use to estimate linear programming coefficients of crop yield by irrigation level and timing. The results
indicated significant local (county) economic impacts from groundwater mining but insignificant regional impacts. A major
improvement on irrigation efficiency would be required to offset the increased pumping costs and reduce water availability
associated with increased lifts due to urban expansion.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30203
MECHANISMS FOR ADDRESSING THIRD PARTY IMPACTS RESULTING FROM
VOLUNTARY WATER TRANSFERS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Murphy,
James J.; Dinar,
Ariel; Howitt,
Richard E.; Mastrangelo,
Erin; Rassenti,
Stephen J.; Smith,
Vernon L.
This paper uses laboratory experiments to test alternative water market institutions designed to protect third party interests. The
institutions tested include taxing mechanisms that raise revenue to compensate affected third parties and a market in which third
parties actively participate. The results indicate that there are some important trade-offs in selecting a policy option. Active
third party participation in the market is likely to result in free riding that may erode some or all of the efficiency gains, and may
introduce volatility into the market. Taxing transfers and compensating third parties offers a promising balance of efficiency,
equity and market stability.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14511
Biting the Bullet : How to Secure Access to Drylands Resources for Multiple Users
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mwangi,
Esther; Dohrn,
Stephan.
Close to one billion people worldwide depend directly upon the drylands for their livelihoods. Because of their climatic conditions
and political and economic marginalization drylands also have some of the highest incidents of poverty. Pastoral and sedentary
production systems coexist in these areas and both very often use common property arrangements to manage access and use of
natural resources. Despite their history of complementary interactions, pastoralists and sedentary farmers are increasingly faced
with conflicting claims over land and other natural resources. Past policy interventions and existing regulatory frameworks have
not been able to offer lasting solutions to the problems related to land tenure and resource access; problems between the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Drylands; Secure access; Land tenure; Customary rights; Natural resources; Multiple users; Africa; Land
Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42498
OPTIMAL REGULATION OF EUTROPHYING LAKES, FJORDS AND RIVERS IN THE
PRESENCE OF THRESHOLD EFFECTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Naevdal,
Eric.
In a large number of practical environmental regulation problems, the damage done by pollutants depends on stocks and/or flows
of pollutants exceeding certain thresholds. A typical example is eutrophication which occur when stocks of nutrients in a lake
exceeds a certain threshold. The present paper presents a model of eutrophication that accounts for such thresholds. The paper
does so by applying a novel technique in optimal control theory that allows for the analysis of systems where state-variables
bounce back and forth over thresholds that take the form of functions of time and state-variables.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Eutrophication Thresholds; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21619
Farmer Willingness to Grow Switchgrass for Energy Production
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jensen,
Kimberly L.; Clark,
Christopher D.; Ellis,
Pamela; English,
Burton C.; Menard,
R. Jamey; Walsh,
Marie E.
Increasing demand for the production of energy from renewable sources has fueled a search for alternatives to supplement those
currently in production. One such alternative is switchgrass, a perennial grass native to North America that appears to have
considerable potential as a biomass feedstock for energy production. While the properties of switchgrass as a biomass feedstock
have been intensively studied, the potential market for switchgrass has received much less attention. A survey of Tennessee
farmers was conducted to improve our understanding of those who might be willing to supply switchgrass to an emerging energy
market.
The results of this survey provide information on the willingness of Tennessee's agricultural producers to grow
switchgrass as...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21355
Impact of Innovativeness and Environmental Stewardship on Adoption of Energy Crops
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gedikoglu,
Haluk.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set a renewable fuel standard of 36 billion gallons of biofuel production by
2022, of which 21 billion gallons are to come from cellulosic sources, such as Switchgrass and Miscanthus.The objective of this
study is to measure the impact of innovativeness and environmental stewardship on farmers’ willingness to grow Switchgrass and
Miscanthus.The results of the current study show that innovative farmers are not more willing to grow Switchgrass or Miscanthus
than late adopters and laggards. Farmers’ environmental stewardship is found to have a negative impact on willingness to grow
Switchgrass and Miscanthus
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Energgy Crops; Innovativeness; Environmental Stewardship; Ordered Probit; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124323
Extent and Impact of Resident Hunter and Angler Expenditures in North Dakota in 1986
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Baltezore,
James F.; Leitch,
Jay A.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1988
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23312
Indirect Effects of Eco-labelling of agricultural products on Natural Resources
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Prosperi,
Maurizio; Viscecchia,
Rosaria.
The implementation of eco-labelling schemes for agricultural and food products may represent an opportunity to enhance
production technologies compatible with the sustainable economic approach. The paper presents an attempt to design a
comprehensive methodological framework in which the consumer behaviour change is the driving force for redirecting the
market, the production, and the international trade. This approach focuses on the specification of the most relevant variables
necessary to implement a simplified, but comprehensive analysis, from which it is possible to proceeding to a broad estimate of
the changes in terms of consumption patterns, revenue distribution, import and export, and natural resources consumption. On a
theoretical basis, the...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental labelling; Natural resources conservation; International trade; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food
Safety; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7868
The Process and Performance of Decentralization of River Basin Resource Management: A Global
Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dinar,
Ariel; Kemper,
Karin; Blomquist,
William; Kurukulasuriya,
Pradeep.
This paper focuses on empirically assessing determinants of river basin management decentralization, which is poorly understood
while growing in popularity world wide. Measuring decentralization as a shift of decision making responsibility to water users or
governments at the river basin level or below, the analysis sheds light on the decentralization reform process and its success, using
primary data from 83 river basins world wide. Contrary to common perception water scarcity is found to be a stimulus to reform
and financially endowed or developed basins do not outperform poor an underdeveloped basins; conditions improving
decentralization performance include: existence of dispute resolution mechanisms; greater financial responsibility of users; and...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21093
Creating Markets for Biodiversity: A Case Study of Earth Sanctuaries Ltd
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Aretino,
Barbara; Holland,
Paula; Peterson,
Deborah C.; Schuele,
Michael.
"Creating Markets for Biodiversity: A Case Study of Earth Sanctuaries Ltd" by Barbara Aretino, Paula Holland, Deborah Peterson
and Michael Schuele was released on 4 September 2001. The study was carried out at the invitation of Environment Australia and
the OECD. This paper examines the activities and operations of the first publicly listed company in Australia with wildlife
conservation as its primary goal. This paper is the result of a case study of Earth Sanctuaries Ltd who is directly involved in the
conservation of biodiversity. The paper found: the private sector can complement conservation activities by the public sector, both
by adding to the resources for biodiversity conservation and by freeing up government resources for other purposes. However,...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31914
A time to change? The supply of climate mitigation products from land-use change in northern NSW
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Moss,
Jonathan; Cacho,
Oscar J.; Mounter,
Stuart W.
With the impending introduction of an Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, farmers and landholders in rural Australia
have increased opportunities to participate in the market. This includes the adoption of land-use change to sequester additional
carbon in exchange for carbon credits and the production of a renewable energy source (biofuels). However, these land-use
changes compete with existing farm enterprises and may contain significant transaction costs. Therefore it is necessary for the
institutional arrangements to provide adequate incentives for landholders to adopt these land-use changes. This paper examines
the potential supply of these land-use changes for climate mitigation from landholders in a northern NSW catchment. These
results...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Border Rivers-Gwydir; Carbon sequestration; Land-use change; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/59104
AN OPTIMAL CONTROL APPROACH TO WATER QUALITY TRADING: COST-EFFECTIVE
POINT/NONPOINT MANAGEMENT IN A WATERSHED FRAMEWORK
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zhao,
Xiaobing; Fletcher,
Jerald J.
This study reflects a growing interest in water quality trading involving both point and nonpoint sources in a watershed
framework. An empirical spatial-temporal optimal control model is presented and solved to assess the scope and implications of
point/nonpoint trading. Results indicate significant economic gains to broader based interpretations of trading rules.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20195
Trees and water: smallholder agroforestry on irrigated lands in Northern India
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zomer,
Robert J.; Bossio,
Deborah A.; Trabucco,
Antonio; Yuanjie,
Li; Gupta,
Diwan C.; Singh,
Virendra
P.
Trees are increasingly grown on-farm to supply wood and biomass needs within developing countries. Over the last several
decades, within the irrigated rice-wheat growing lands of northern India, fast-growing poplar trees have been planted on tens of
thousands of small farms. Recent debate regarding afforestation has raised the issue that water use is often increased when trees
are planted. This ongoing debate focuses primarily on afforestation or reforestation of upland and rain-fed agricultural areas, and
off-site impacts such as reduced streamflow. Adoption of poplar agroforestry in northern India, in contrast, is occurring in areas
where land and water are already intensively used and managed for agricultural production. This study based on farmer...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Trees; Populus deltoids; Agroforestry; Afforestation; Reforestation; Models; Water use; Water balance;
Evapotranspiration; Precipitation; Remote sensing; Irrigation requirements; India; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural
Finance; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Productivity
Analysis; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53067
The Role of Cellulosic Conversion (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dale,
Bruce E.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8036
Environmental Efficiency Among Corn Ethanol Plants
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sesmero,
Juan P.; Perrin,
Richard K.; Fulginiti,
Lilyan E.
Economic viability of the US corn ethanol industry depends on prices, technical and economic efficiency of plants and on
continuation of policy support. Public policy support is tied to the environmental efficiency of plants measured as their impact on
emissions of greenhouse gases. This study evaluates the environmental efficiency of seven recently constructed ethanol plants in
the North Central region of the U.S., using nonparametric data envelopment analysis (DEA). The minimum level of GHG
emissions feasible with the available technology is calculated for each plant and this level is used to decompose environmental
efficiency into its technical and allocative sources. Results show that, on average, plants in our sample may be able to reduce
GHG...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Ethanol; Data envelopment analysis; Life-cycle emissions; Environmental efficiency; Shadow prices; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61650
MARKET ALTERNATIVES FOR CARP, ALEWIFE AND SUCKER FROM THE MICHIGAN
GREAT LAKES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nilsson,
Mark C.
"Market alternatives for Carp, Alewife and Sucker from the Michigan Great Lakes" is a study of the potential economic value of
three species of fish existing in large supply in the great lakes. The study focuses on the feasability of potential uses of carp,
sucker, and alewife as a food source and as a protein source for industrial meal, oil and solubles. The potential demand for these
species as a marketable food fish was analyzed using the theory of consumer demand. Tuna, sardines, cod, perch, and salmon
products were selected to study the affect of changes in price and income on demand. Conclusion from this analysis were used to
specify an ordinary least squares equation of demand for canned and processed tuna, sardines, cod, perch, and salmon...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1979
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11112
THE EFFECT OF A FOREST CONSERVATION REGULATION ON THE VALUE OF
SUBDIVISIONS IN MARYLAND
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hardie,
Ian W.; Nickerson,
Cynthia J.
Profit-maximizing land developers are hypothesized to configure subdivisions to minimize the effects of a conservation regulation
on developed land values, subject to their expectations about the demand for developed building lots. This hypothesis allows
development of a hedonic price model that takes account of production adjustments. The model is applied to the Maryland Forest
Conservation Act, which requires developers to retain or plant trees on part of the developed land. Being exempt from the Act
allows developers to gain more for the subdivisions they develop: the cost to regulated developers is about six percent of the
per-acre price of developed land. The Act has significantly lowered per-acre developed land values in subdivisions with a...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28575
Economic Values of Freshwater in the United States
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Frederick,
Kenneth D.; VandenBerg,
Timothy P.; Hanson,
Jean.
This report presents nearly 500 water value estimates for four withdrawal uses (domestic, irrigation, industrial processing, and
thermoelectric power generation) and four instream uses (hydropower, recreation/fish & wildlife habitat, navigation, and
waste disposal). The first section discusses important caveats for interpreting the data and the relevance of water values for
achieving efficient use of the resource. The second section discusses the presentation of the data. Tables and graphs are used to
summarize and help interpret the water value data that have been converted to constant 1994 dollars. Section 3 presents the data
by geographic region to illustrate how the values within a region vary among uses. Section 4 presents the data for...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10736
Improving Agronomic Structure in Econometric Models of Climate Change Impacts
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ortiz-Bobea,
Ariel.
Economists are relying on agronomic concepts to construct weather or climate independent variables and improve the reliability
and efficiency of econometric models of climate change impact on U.S. agriculture. The use of cumulative heat measures in
agronomy (growing degree-days), has recently served as a basis for the introduction of plurimonthly calendar heat variables in
these models. However, season-long weather conditions seem at odds with conventional agronomic wisdom that emphasizes
crucial differences in crop stage sensitivity to environmental stress. In this paper I show that weather variables matched to key
corn development stages provide an enhanced and more stable fit than their calendar counterparts. More importantly, the
proposed...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agriculture; Climate change; Corn; Degree-days; Phenology; Proxy; Yield; Production Economics; Research
Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q54; C23.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103656
Estimating the Effects of U.S. Distortions in the Ethanol Market Using a Partial Equilibrium Trade
Model
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Martinez-Gonzalez,
Ariadna; Sheldon,
Ian M.; Thompson,
Stanley R.
In this paper we assess the impact of the elimination of trade distortions on imports from Brazil to the U.S. For this purpose, we
estimate a partial equilibrium trade model – an ethanol export supply function for Brazil and an ethanol import demand function
for the U.S.-, based on annual data from 1975 to 2006, and use the results to compute a “ back-of-the-envelope” measure of the
deadweight loss derived from those trade distortions as well as one derived from producing the 35 billion gallons proposed in the
“ Twenty in Ten” 2007 State of the Union Policy Initiative assuming the distortions are not eliminated. Two-stage least squares is
used to estimate both functions, the world price of ethanol being treated as endogenous. This paper supports the idea...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9802
Comparing Ecological Sensitivity with Stream Flow Rates in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint
River Basin
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Simpson,
Tony G.; Druppel,
Jennifer L.; Watson,
Marissa C.; Benson,
Bennett I.; Mullen,
Jeffrey D.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103259
Drought impacts and potential for their mitigation in southern and western Afghanistan
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bhattacharyya, Kamal; Azizi, Pir Mohammad; Shobair, Sayed Sharif; Mohsini,
Mohammad Yasin.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Drought; Rain; Water scarcity; Irrigation water; Domestic water; Crops; Forests; Pastures; Watersheds; Water
harvesting; Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92659
The Murray-Darling Basin
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Craik,
Wendy.
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124476
RECREATIONAL AND AESTHETIC VALUE OF WATER USING HEDONIC PRICE ANALYSIS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lansford,
Notie H., Jr.; Jones,
Lonnie L.
Historically, water allocation focused on quantities demanded by consumptive uses. As quantity demand grows, efficient
allocation among consumptive and nonconsumptive uses becomes more critical. This hedonic approach provides information
regarding recreational and aesthetic (RA) value for a central Texas lake. The model indicates several statistically significant RA
characteristics of housing; proximity is the most important. Waterfront properties command a premium, but marginal RA price
falls rapidly with increasing distance. Marginal RA values are estimated for selected water levels and are found to have a lower
marginal price per acre-foot than many agricultural uses.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Demand and Price Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30776
THE EFFECT OF STOCHASTIC IRRIGATION DEMANDS AND SURFACE WATER SUPPLIES
ON ON-FARM WATER MANAGEMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Willis,
David B.; Whittlesey,
Norman K.
This study presents a procedure for simultaneously addressing stochastic input demands and resource supplies for irrigated
agriculture within a linear modeling framework. Specifically, the effect of stochastic crop net irrigation requirements and
streamflow supplies on irrigation water management is examined. Irrigators pay a self-protection cost, in terms of water
management decisions, to increase the probability that stochastic crop water demand is satisfied and anticipated water supply is
available. Self-protection cost is lower when increasing the probability that anticipated water supplies are delivered, ceteris
paribus, than when increasing the probability that the crop receives full net irrigation requirement in the study region.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31173
The logic of collective action and Australia’s Climate Policy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pezzey,
John C.V.; Mazouz,
Salim; Jotzo,
Frank.
The Australian Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), March 2009, set a target of 5 to 15 per cent emission
cuts during 2000 and 2020. The proposed target is weak and is likely to increase mitigation costs in Australia in the long run.
This research report analyses the target’s efficiency as well as provisions for preventing carbon leakage. The research also looks at
the nature of changes to the CPRS made during 2008 as well as the likely cause of these changes.
The free allocation of
output-linked, tradable permits to Emissions-Intensive, Trade-Exposed (EITE) sectors was much higher than previously proposed
and greater than what is needed to prevent carbon leakage. This means EITE emissions could rise by 13 per cent during 2010
and...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Climate policy; Australia; Targets; Emission trading; Carbon leakage; Lobbying; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94824
Contributory Value of Riparian Rights to Real Property
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Evans,
Alma A.; Thompson,
C. Stassen; Sureshwaran,
Suresh.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1989
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116880
Climate Policy and Petroleum Depletion in an Optimal Growth Framework
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Khanna,
Neha; Chapman,
Duane.
This payer presents a model framework and results that combine resource depletion with optimal economic growth and climate
change in a macro-geoeconomic model. In doing so, the authors build upon the 'n Nordhaus DICE model to include the demands
for coal, oil, and natural gas. These demands depend upon own price, prices of substitute fuels, per capita income, and population.
The resource depletion model captures the effect on oil depletion of upward shifting demand curves which respond to population
and income growth. A methodological advantage of including price, income, and population sensitive energy demand functions is
that it allows substitution possibilities in the "production" of emissions. Furthermore, it allows the analysis of energy tax
regimes...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121172
The Resource Curse: A State and Provincial Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Olayele,
Bankole Fred.
A puzzling piece of empirical evidence suggests that countries rich in natural resources tend to have dismal economic
performance. This paradigm has come to be known as the “resource curse”. This paper deals with the role of institutional quality
in explaining the transmission mechanism of the resource curse. I attempt to explain this phenomenon by using the index of
economic freedom developed by the Fraser Institute as a proxy for the quality of institutions. The outcomes of the linear and
non-linear interactions between resource abundance and institutional quality turn out to be the key elements that determine the
intensity, if existent, or otherwise of the resource curse. Rather than look at cross country data like many others, I focus on the
10...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Natural resource curse; Petroleum resources; Unbalanced panels; GMM estimation; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; O12; Q32; Q34; O43; O47.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/57805
Protected areas in fisheries: a two-patch, two-species model
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Greenville,
Jared W.; MacAulay,
T. Gordon.
The use of marine protected areas as a fishery management tool has been suggested as a hedge against management failures and
variation in harvests. A stochastic bioeconomic model of a hypothetical predator–prey fishery is used to test the performance of
protected areas in a fishery with heterogenous environments. Protected areas are analysed under density-dependent and
sink-source dispersal relationships between the subpopulations that occur within the fishery. Differing management structures
governing resource extraction are analysed. The focus of the study is placed on the biological and management characteristics that
yield benefits to both fishers and society. It is shown that the establishment of a protected area improves fishery rent and lowers...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Bioeconomics; Fisheries management; Marine protected areas; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116924
Crop biodiversity repercussions of subsidized organic farming in Greece
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nastis,
Stefanos A.; Michailidis,
Anastasios; Mattas,
Konstadinos.
This paper analyzes the impact of CAP financial assistance on crop biodiversity under uncertainty. A stochastic production
function is employed and estimated to assess whether risk-averse farmers hedge risk by diversifying their portfolio of crops, thus
increasing crop biodiversity. The model is applied to farm-level data of organic crop farms in Greece. Organic farming financial
assistance poses a double-edged sword: even though it is considered agrobiodiversity enhancing as a cultivation method,
subsidizing it can become agrobiodiversity reducing, since farmers may select to cultivate only the subsidized crops. The study
shows that risk aversion leads to crop biodiversity conservation. However, providing CAP financial assistance on certain crops
appears...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop biodiversity; Agroecosystem; Risk management; Agricultural assistance; Crop Production/Industries; Farm
Management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q12; Q18; D80; Q24; Q57.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114628
Future U.S Biofuels and Biomass Demand - Uncertainty Reigns (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tyner,
Wallace E.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/106966
Land Dispute Resolution in Mozambique: institutions and evidence of agroforestry technology
adoption
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Unruh,
Jon D.
Successful adoption of natural resource management technologies requires that important fundamentals of property rights be
established. Because disputes over property rights occur universally, the ability to successfully defend one’s rights to property
exercises a central influence on the tenure security necessary for technology adoption. However, defending rights to property rests
upon the possession of evidence that is readily available and widely regarded as legitimate. This paper presents work carried out
in postwar Mozambique on the availability and legitimacy of evidence pertaining to land tenure dispute resolution. What is
unusual about the Mozambique case is that the physical presence of a natural resource management technology—agroforestry
trees...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/50052
COST SHARING FOR LAKE/RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT: ISSUES AND PRINCIPLES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Easter,
K. William; Waelti,
John J.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1990
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13835
Water Markets and Scarcity: Australia’s Murray Darling Basin and the US Southwest
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Grafton,
R. Quentin; Landry,
Clay; Libecap,
Gary D.; O’Brien,
R.J. (Bob).
Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin and south western United States share: (1) climate variability resulting in the need for large
water storage investment; (2) the need for internal and cross-border (state) water management; (3) an historical over-allocation of
water to irrigators; and (4) increasing competition between agricultural and urban demand and in situ environmental and
recreational uses.
The ability of water markets in these two regions to mitigate water scarcity is compared in this report. The
evaluation suggests that on-going water market reform, along with processes to account for the public interest, can promote
equity, environmental sustainability and economic efficiency.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94943
Can a novel management plan for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab fisheries succeed?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fina,
Mark.
Since their inception, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) crab fisheries have attracted participants willing to undertake great
financial and personal risks to participate in these high valued fisheries. Although entry to the fisheries is limited, excess capital
and overcapacity, together with stock declines, have resulted in a race for fish. The shortest season is in the Bristol Bay red king
crab fishery, which has been prosecuted for less than one week in recent years. Efforts of managers to protect declining stocks by
reducing allowable catch have increased the economic stress on participants and communities that depend on these fisheries and
increased pressure on participants to take greater risks.
For several years, the North Pacific Fishery...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22255
HOW COSTLY ARE CARBON OFFSETS? A META-ANALYSIS OF CARBON FOREST SINKS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: van Kooten,
G. Cornelis; Eagle,
Alison J.; Manley,
James G.; Smolak,
Tara M.
Carbon terrestrial sinks are seen as a low-cost alternative to fuel switching and reduced fossil fuel use for lowering atmospheric
CO2. As a result of agreements reached at Bonn and Marrakech, carbon offsets have taken on much greater importance in meeting
Kyoto targets for the first commitment period. In this study, meta-regression analysis is used to examine 981 estimates from 55
studies of the costs of creating carbon offsets using forestry. Baseline estimates of costs of sequestering carbon through forest
conservation are US$46.62– $260.29 per tC ($12.71– $70.99 per t CO2). Tree planting and agroforestry activities increase costs
by more than 200%. When post-harvest storage of carbon in wood products, or substitution of biomass for fossil fuels in energy...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18166
DYNAMICS OF AGRICULTURAL GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hellegers,
Petra J.G.J.; Zilberman,
David; van Ierland,
Ekko C.
Agricultural shallow groundwater extraction can result in desiccation of neighbouring nature reserves and degradation of
groundwater quality in the Netherlands, whereas both externalities are often not considered when agricultural groundwater
extraction patterns are being determined. A model is developed to study socially optimal agricultural shallow groundwater
extraction patterns. It shows the importance of stock size to slow down changes in groundwater quality.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20446
Agriculture, Environmental Services and Agro-Tourism in the Dominican Republic
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Catalino,
Alejandro Herrera; Lizardo,
Magdalena.
This paper analyzes the links between agriculture and tourism. A contingent valuation study assesses tourist's willingness to pay
(WTP) for agro-tourism and agriculture's positive environmental services and related positive externalities. The paper analyzes
factors influencing tourist preferences in the Dominican Republic (DR) -- tourist income, the local tourist destination, sex, and
nationality stand out among these factors. Estimates are given for different WTP scenarios according to farming systems. The
study argues that a well developed agro-tourism industry would result in a market mechanism generating additional income of US
$251 to US $364 million annually. Agro-tourist activities would have the added benefit of promoting sustainable agricultural...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Agriculture; Dominican Republic; Contingent valuation; Environment; Tourism; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12008
Modelling Agricultural Diffuse Pollution: CAP – WFD Interactions and Cost Effectiveness of
Measures
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mouratiadou,
Ioanna; Topp,
Cairistiona; Moran,
Dominic.
Within the context of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the design of effective
and sustainable agricultural and water resources management policies presents multiple challenges. This paper presents a
methodological framework that will be used to identify synergies and trade-offs between the CAP and the WFD in relation to their
economic and water resources environmental effects, and to assess the cost-effectiveness of measures to control water pollution,
in a representative case study catchment in Scotland. The approach is based on the combination of a biophysical simulation model
(CropSyst) with a mathematical programming model (FSSIM-MP), so as to provide a better understanding and representation of
the...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bio-economic Modelling; Water Framework Directive; Common Agricultural Policy; Agricultural and Food
Policy; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6461
A BIOMASSA FLORESTAL (LENHA) COMO INSUMO ENERGÉTICO PARA OS ARTESÃOS
DA CIDADE DE TRACUNHAÉM/PE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Silva,
Dos; Barbosa,
Ana Maria Navaes Da; Albuquerque,
Jose de Lima; Silva,
Elizandro Souza Da; Santos Filho,
Demorval
Waldinilson Barros.
Situado na Zona da Mata pernambucana, o município de Tracunhaém tem como principal atividade econômica a cerâmica
artesanal. A arte ceramista do município conta com renomados artistas, o que faz da cidade um dos maiores centros de excelência
na arte da modelagem do barro no país. Pernambuco abriga parte de dois biomas importantíssimos para a biodiversidade do
planeta, a Mata Atlântica e a Caatinga, apresenta preocupante estado de degradação ambiental.Os impactos variam desde
pequenos focos de desmatamentos, até áreas em processo de desertificação. Este trabalho analisa a demanda por biomassa
florestal pelos artesãos de Tracunhaém, em Pernambuco. As atividades desenvolvidas pelos artesãos apresentam um grande
potencial impactante, pois além de utilizarem a...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biomassa florestal; Artesão; Consumo de lenha; Energia renovável; Forest biomass; Craftsman; Consumption of
firewood; Renewable energy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/109606
Bush Meets Hotelling: Effects of Improved Renewable Energy Technology on Greenhouse Gas
Emissions
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hoel,
Michael.
Replaced with revised version of paper 02/20/09.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Climate Change; Exhaustible Resources; Renewable Energy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Q30; Q42; Q5.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47175
Output-Based Allocation of Environmental Policy Revenues and Imperfect Competition
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fischer,
Carolyn.
Environmental policies with output-based refunding of the revenues effectively combine a tax on emissions with a subsidy to
output. Three similar forms exist: tradable performance standards, an emissions tax with rebates, and tradable permits with
output-based allocation. Two arguments for including an output subsidy are imperfect competition, in which an environmental
regulation alone could exacerbate output underprovision, and imperfect participation, in which imposing a regulation on a subset
of polluters could cause output to shift to exempt firms. However, both these scenarios imply that output shares among program
participants are likely to be significant. In this situation, output-allocated permits offer less of a subsidy than a fixed rebate, and...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Emission tax; Permit allocation; Earmarking; Tradable performance standards; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy; H21; H23; Q2.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10764
The Economics of Commonly Owned Groundwater When User Demand Is Perfectly Inelastic
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wang,
Chenggang; Segarra,
Eduardo.
This paper provides a theoretical analysis of the common-pool resource dilemma in extracting nonrenewable groundwater
resources when water demand is perfectly inelastic. It complements the existing theory of groundwater use, which assumes away
the possibility of demand perfect inelasticity. Under perfectly inelastic water demand, the common-pool resource dilemma is
by-passed if groundwater users are equally productive in water use. If they are not, a new type of inefficiency can arise due to the
lack of a rationing mechanism on the basis of productivity. Our analysis suggests that groundwater management research should
pay more attention to water demand elasticity and productivity heterogeneity.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Common-pool resources; Groundwater extraction; Groundwater management; Groundwater use; Irrigation water
demand; Optimal control; Pumping externality; Water demand elasticity; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/105533
DISTRIBUTIONAL ISSUES AND NONMARKET BENEFIT MEASUREMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bockstael,
Nancy E.; Strand,
Ivar E., Jr.
The use of willingness to pay as a welfare criteria has several inherent weaknesses. Its potential for causing inequitable
redistribution of income as well as ambiguity in project evaluation is explored. An empirical example is offered in a natural
resource context. A travel cost model which includes both time and money costs is used for valuation and produces ambiguous
results.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32323
PREDICTED FUTURE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF LEAFY
SPURGE IN THE UPPER MIDWEST; SUMMARY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bangsund,
Dean A.; Leistritz,
F. Larry; Leitch,
Jay A.
The Leafy Spurge Biological Control program was designed to use insects and plant diseases from the plant's original European
habitat to control infestations in the United States. The widespread adoption of biological agents to combat leafy spurge and the
initial success in reclaiming previously infested land has prompted an evaluation of the potential future economic benefits of the
biological control of leafy spurge in the Upper Midwest. Based on expert opinion and historical data, leafy spurge in Montana,
North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming was projected to infest 1.85 million acres, of which, 65 percent was estimated to
controlled with biological agents by 2025. Based on a survey of county weed board personnel, North Dakota and Wyoming are...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Biological control; Leafy spurge; Economic impacts; Upper Midwest; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23232
Agricultural and resource economics and economic development in Aboriginal communities
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Duncan,
Ronald C.
Economic development is seen as the best way for Aboriginal communities to improve their welfare and lessen the considerable
disadvantages they suffer. Unfortunately, the economics profession has shown little interest in their plight. Agricultural and
resource economists have much to offer in helping to foster economic development in Aboriginal communities throughout
Australia. Suggestions are made as to various ways in which our particular interests and experiences can hopefully be applied.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116990
Removing Distortions in the U.S. Ethanol Market: What Does It Imply for the United States and
Brazil?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Elobeid,
Amani E.; Tokgoz,
Simla.
We analyze the impact of trade liberalization and removal of the federal tax credit in the United States on U.S. and Brazilian
ethanol markets using a multi-market international ethanol model calibrated on 2005 market data and policies. The removal of
trade distortions induces a 23.9 percent increase in the price of world ethanol on average between 2006 and 2015 relative to the
baseline. The U.S. domestic ethanol price decreases by 13.6 percent, which results in a 7.2 percent decline in production and a 3.8
percent increase in consumption. The lower domestic price leads to a 3.7 percent rise in the share of fuel ethanol in gasoline
consumption. U.S. net ethanol imports increase by 199 percent. Brazil responds to the higher world ethanol price by increasing...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Ethanol; Renewable fuels; Trade liberalization; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; F13; F17;
Q17; Q18; Q42.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9808
Irrigation water use efficiency in collective irrigated schemes of Tunisia: determinants and potential
irrigation cost reduction
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Chebil,
Ali; Frija,
Aymen; Abdelkafi,
Belhassen.
This study aims first to measure the farm specific irrigation water use efficiency (IWUE), through non parametric DEA model;
and second to evaluate the potential irrigation cost reductions and identify the main factors causing variations in IWUE among the
sample farms. Cross sectional data collected from a sample of 75 farms participating in the WaDImena project in Nadhour region
(northern Tunisia) was used for this aim. The results showed that the average level of IWUE across the farm sample was around
61.2% under variable returns to scale (VRS) assumption. However, the estimated mean irrigation water technical cost efficiency
(ITCE) is much higher than IWUE. Farmers would be able to reduce their actual cost by 5% under VRS by adjusting irrigation
water...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/96158
INFLUENCE OF QUALITY AND SCARCITY OF INPUTS ON THE ADOPTION OF MODERN
IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dinar,
Ariel; Yaron,
Dan.
This article describes the influence of input quality and scarcity, environmental conditions, human capital, water price, and other
variables on adoption rates for modern irrigation technologies in terms of both speed and extent of application. An empirical
model is developed to apply these relationships to citrus groves in Israel. Results show that modern irrigation technologies tend to
be adopted sooner and to a greater extent (a) on groves located on relatively low quality land, (b) in regions with higher
evaporation rates, (c) on groves planted with more sensitive rootstock, and (d) on groves grown under conditions of restricted
water allotments and higher water prices. Management, human capital, and scale of operation also affect the level and speed...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1990
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32062
Conservation Reserve Program: Environmental Benefits Update
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hansen,
LeRoy T.
This paper presents the methodology, assumptions, and data used to generate regional and national environmental benefit
estimates of the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). It’s assumed that, without the program, production and
conservation practices on CRP lands would be the same as those used on surrounding lands. When range and forest lands are (are
not) included as land-use options, 54 (71) percent of the CRP land would be in crop production—which is consistent with past
analyses. Soil erosion would be 222 to 248 million tons per year—about 11 percent—higher than the current level. Benefits are
estimated by applying environmental benefit models, estimated in previous analyses, to the CRP’s estimated effect on erosion and
wildlife habitat....
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44702
Summaries of Survey Responses of Household Heads in Three Forest Villages in the Midnapore
District of West Bengal, India: Use of Forest Resources by Villagers, Forest Sustainability and
Managment
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tisdell,
Clement A.; Roy,
Kartik C.; Ghose,
Ananda.
In 2000, household heads of three villages located in or near forests in the south of West Bengal, India, were interviewed using a
structured questionnaire1. The questionnaire is attached as an Appendix to this paper. The questions asked were designed to
provide information about the extent of the dependence of households on state forests for their livelihood (cash income and
subsistence needs), any differences in the degree of their forest dependence according to gender, threats to the sustainability of
forest resources, the expected sustainability of the income of villagers from forest resources, as well as to provide data about forest
management practices, such as a joint forest management. The latter involves cooperation between villagers and the West...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Forest Management; Use of Forest Resources; Sustainability; Consumer/Household Economics; Institutional
and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100212
Tax reform and the natural resource industries
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Freebairn,
John W.
Tax reforms passed by Federal Parliament in June 1999 include rationalising indirect taxes, a tax mix change, and a smaller fiscal
surplus. The impact or first‐round effects on the natural resource industries indicate large gains. Important second‐round reactions,
particularly a real currency appreciation, erode most of, and in some cases more than all of, the first‐round gains. A complete
assessment requires the use of general equilibrium models.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117795
Measuring Foregone Direct Benefits of Irrigation Water Transfers: The Effect of Model Specification
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Scheierling,
Susanne M.; Young,
Robert A.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61884
BIO-ENERGY FROM WINERY BY-PRODUCTS: A NEW MULTIFUNCTIONAL TOOL FOR
THE ITALIAN WINE DISTRICTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Begalli,
Diego; Codurri,
Stefano; Gaeta,
Davide.
This paper aims to investigate if the legislation will allow the production of energy from winery by-products and how this can
contribute to multifunctionality of the wine makers’ income. A medium size winery was selected and an anaerobic digestor
process was simulated using the company’s data. The main methods of financial evaluation were studied to create information to
see if the project concepts were valid. The results highlight the positive level of earnings that the project will generate due to the
high level of methane included in the pressings that could be transformed in energy, the short period needed for obtaining methane
and the recent substantial level of government support both in Green Certificates and financing of the initial cost of the...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biomass; Winery by-products; Multifunctionality; Energy; Wine district; Agribusiness;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/57492
Economics of Owning and Operating Corn Drying and Storing Systems with Rising Energy Prices
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Madsen,
Jeffrey P.; Jensen,
Harald R.; Eidman,
Vernon R.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1978
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8456
Poverty Alleviation or Aggravation? The Impacts of Community Forestry Policies in Nepal
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dhakal,
Bhubaneswor; Bigsby,
Hugh R.; Cullen,
Ross.
This research studies the effects on income and employment when externally imposed policies constrain use of common forest
resources. Using a mixed-integer linear programming model, the study examines the impacts of conservation-oriented community
forest policies in Nepal on three household income groups. The results show that current community forest policies, which direct
forest use towards environment conservation and timber production, cause large reductions in employment and income of the
poorest households and largely explain the recent increase in rural poverty.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Community forestry; Policy; Poverty; Nepal; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q1.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25576
Recent Developments in the US-Canadian Softwood Lumber Disputes: Technical Annex
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Devadoss,
Stephen; Roman,
Angel Aguiar.
This document is the technical annex to the full paper "Recent Developments in the US-Canadian Softwood Lumber Diputes"
which is available separately.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23902
Breaking into the Cellulosic Ethanol Market: Capacity and Storage Strategies
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Darby,
Paul M.; Mark,
Tyler B.; Salassi,
Michael E.
This paper examines the possibilities of breaking into the cellulosic ethanol market in south Louisiana via strategic feedstock
choices and the leveraging of the area’s competitive advantages. A small plant strategy is devised whereby the first-mover
problem might be solved, and several scenarios are tested using Net Present Value analysis.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Cellulosic ethanol; Sugarcane; Energy cane; Sweet sorghum; Bagasse; Ethanol; Biofuel; Bioethanol;
Agribusiness; Agricultural Finance; Crop Production/Industries; Production Economics; Research and Development/Tech
Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56542
Devolution and Accountability Effects in the Public Provision of Water Services in Indonesia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Meirelles,
Patricia; Rodriguez,
Catherine.
This paper separately evaluates how devolution and accountability, two distinct aspects of the decentralization reforms
implemented in Indonesia in the year 2001, influenced the public provision of water services. Using household level data it is
found that the devolution of responsibility does not necessarily affect the provision of public services. Our findings show that the
quality of publicly provided water decreased only in cities in which devolution was accompanied by a change in accountability.
Robustness checks suggest that these results are driven by changes in the accountability framework rather than trends in the health
services.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Indonesia; Decentralization; Accountability; Devolution; Water; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; O2;
I18; H2; H54.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/107395
The path to an NZETS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Collins,
Julie.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Industrial Organization; International Relations/Trade; Political
Economy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/96664
Liability, Regulation and Endogenous Risk: Incidence and Severity of Escaped Prescribed Fires in the
United States
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yoder,
Jonathan K.
Prescribed fire is a useful but risky method for reducing general wildfire risk and improving wildlife habitat, biodiversity, timber
growth, and agricultural forage. In the past the fifteen years, laws is some states have been adopted to support the use of
prescribed fire. This article examines the effect of liability law and common regulations on the incidence and severity of escaped
prescribed fires in the United States from 1970 to 2002. Regression results show that stringent statutory liability law and
regulation tends to reduce the number and severity of escaped prescribed fires on private land, but not on federal land where state
liability law does not directly apply.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Endogenous risk; Prescribed fire economics; Liability law; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; K32; Q2.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12964
Valuation of Trips to Second Homes in the Country: Do Environmental Attributes Matter?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lankia,
Tuija; Huhtala,
Anni.
Although spending time in a summer home is a popular leisure activity in many developed countries, little is known about the
welfare impacts of such recreation in monetary terms. We use data from Finland to provide first estimates of the extent of the
recreation benefits obtained from visits to second homes. Special emphasis is placed on how environmental attributes of second
homes, such as the presence of algae, the availability of a beach, and electricity, influence the recreation value of visits. The
impacts are valued through revealed preferences using the travel cost method. We estimate the recreation value to be about EUR
170 – 205 per trip if a summer home is electrified, if a beach is available and if algae do not prevent aquatic recreation. The...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Consumer/Household Economics; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114405
WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (WRM) IN THE VENETO REGION: A HISTORICAL
PERSPECTIVE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rosato,
Paolo; Stellin,
Giuseppe.
The aim of this work is to illustrate the historical evolution of man's intervention in water resource management in the Veneto
region in order to highlight, from both the technical and financial points of view, the ability of the institution of the consortia to
join public and private interests and to adapt itself to the changing economical and social needs in this region.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14468
Development Finance for Universal Energy Access
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gualberti,
Giorgio; Bazilian,
Morgan; Haites,
Erik; Carvalho,
Maria da Graça.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2012 the “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”, officially
recognising the urgent need to put energy at the centre of the global development agenda. In parallel, a strong international policy
effort is being made to achieve the goal of universal energy access to modern energy services by 2030. To support these efforts, a
dramatic scaling-up of financing to the energy sector will be required through official development aid, other official flows,
climate financing and various private flows. In this paper we analyse the recent evolution of development policies and finance for
the energy sector using both descriptive and analytical tools. We find that, although development finance for the energy sector...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Development Finance; Energy Policy; Energy Access; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; F35; Q40; O20.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/122009
Timber Supply Model 96: A Global Timber Supply Model with a Pulpwood Component
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sedjo,
Roger A.; Lyon,
Kenneth S.
This study involves an update of our earlier Timber Supply Model, which was fully developed in our book, The Adequacy Of
Global Timber Supply by Sedjo and Lyon (1990), published by Resources for the Future. The new version, called Timber Supply
Model 1996 (TSM96), uses an economic market supply/demand approach to project an intertemporal time path of the world's
price and output level of industrial wood. As did the original TSM, the TSM96 provides projections of the time path of the
equilibrium output levels of the several regions into which the world has been subdivided. A major new feature of TSM96 is that
industrial wood, treated as homogeneous in the earlier study, has be subdivided into two different wood types -- pulpwood and
solidwood. The supply of...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Timber models; Markets; Optimal control; Projections; Timber supply; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; C62; Q21; Q23.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10696
Damaged Goods: A resource depletion model of addictive consumption
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tregeagle,
Daniel; Harris,
Michael; Hertzler,
Greg.
Economic research on the consumption of harmful goods focuses principally on the addictive nature of consumption rather than
its impacts on health, despite medical research showing that consumers primarily consider health effects when making decisions
about addictive behaviour. In this paper, the standard rational addiction model is recast in terms of a resource depletion problem,
where the resource in question is a depletable stock of health, and the time horizon is finite. Analysis of the prototype health
depletion model finds two types of consumption path, one that is compatible with the results from rational addiction and one that
is not. Several extensions to the prototype model are explored.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100723
EVOLUÇÃO DAS EXPORTAÇÕES, COMÉRCIO INTRASETORIAL E IMPACTOS
AMBIENTAIS DOS NEGÓCIOS INTERNACIONAIS DE MADEIREIRA BRASILEIRA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Almeida,
Rachel Silva; Carvalho,
Rosemeiry Melo; Mera,
Ruben Dario Mayorga.
O Brasil é importante exportador de madeira do mundo, tendo como principais mercados de destino os Estados Unidos e a União
Européia. Desse modo, nesse estudo pretende-se estimar as equações de oferta e demanda por exportação madeireira do Brasil
para os Estados Unidos e a União Européia; identificar as fontes de comércio madeireiro do Brasil nos seus principais mercados
de destino; e, verificar o efeito do comércio internacional madeireiro sobre a taxa de desmatamento das florestas do Brasil. De
acordo com os resultados obtidos verificou-se que a demanda e a oferta de madeira brasileira da União Européia são inelásticas
em relação ao preço. Por outro lado, no mercado norte americano a demanda é elástica, enquanto a oferta é inelástica.
Adicionalmente, um...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Comércio; Madeira; Brasil; União Européia; Estados Unidos; Trade; Wood; Brazil; European Union; United
States; International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108847
Poverty, Resource Scarcity and Incentives for Soil and Water Conservation: Analysis of Interactions
with a Bio-economic Model
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shiferaw,
Bekele A.
The paper examines the interlinkages between population pressure and poverty, possible impacts on household welfare and land
management, and the consequent pathways of development in a low potential rural economy. A dynamic non-separable
bio-economic model, calibrated using data from the Ethiopian highlands, is used to trace key relationships between population
pressure, poverty and soil fertility management in smallholder agriculture characterized by high levels of soil degradation. Farm
households maximize their discounted utility over the planning horizon. Land, labor and credit markets are imperfect. Hence,
production, consumption and investment decisions are jointly determined in each period. The level of soil degradation is
endogenous and has...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25819
Natural Resource Economics, 1946-75
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Castle,
Emery N.; Kelso,
Maurice M.; Stevens,
Joe B.; Stoevener,
Herbert H.
Tipo: Book
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1981
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/95734
EVALUATION OF WATER CONSERVATION POLICY ALTERNATIVES FOR THE
SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Johnson,
Jeffrey W.; Johnson,
Phillip N.; Segarra,
Eduardo; Willis,
David B.
Three alternative groundwater conservation policies were examined for their impact on the regional economy of the Southern
High Plains of Texas using nonlinear optimization models and an input-output model. Restriction of drawdown of the aquifer
was found to be more effective than proposed water use fees.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/34788
ENERGIAS RENOVÁVEIS: FUTURO DO PLANETA E INCLUSÃO SOCIAL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pacheco,
Carlos Thadeu.
Atualmente, cerca de 5% de toda a energia produzida no planeta é de fonte renovável. O grande mercado energético brasileiro e
mundial poderá dar sustentação a um imenso programa de geração de emprego e renda a partir da produção do biodiesel. Mais do
que opções de matérias-primas, existem diferenças importantes com relação aos conhecimentos tecnológicos utilizados para a
produção e consumo de biodiesel e derivados de petróleo, que os configuram como trajetórias tecnológicas distintas e
concorrentes no mercado de combustíveis.-----------------------------------Currently, about 5% of all the energy produced in the
planet it is of renewable source. The great Brazilian and world-wide energy market iwill be able to give to sustentation to an
immense program of...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biodiesel; Produção; Consumo; Petróleo; Energético; Production; Oil; Energy; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108167
EVOLUTION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS: DISCUSSION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Chapman,
Duane.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28943
Opportunities for private sector participation in agricultural water development and management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Penning de Vries,
Frits W.T.; Sally,
Hilmy; Inocencio,
Arlene.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Irrigation management; Private sector; Public sector; Public policy; Private investment; Participatory
management; Privatization; Financing; Farmers; Households; Water harvesting; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural
Finance; Farm Management; Financial Economics; Public Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92403
Advanced Biofuel Production in Louisiana Sugar Mills: an Application of Real Options Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Darby,
Paul M.; Mark,
Tyler B.; Detre,
Joshua D.; Salassi,
Michael E.
In order to more fully study the risks and uncertainty involved in cellulosic ethanol production, we examine a simulated plant in
South Louisiana using Real Options Analysis
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Real options; Risk; Uncertainty; Cellulosic ethanol; Energy cane; Sorghum; Bagasse; Simulation; Agribusiness;
Agricultural Finance; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty; Q42; Q14; Q16;
D81; G31.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103747
THE ECONOMICS OF USING MANURE STORED UNDER TWO DIFFERENT SYSTEMS FOR
CROP PRODUCTION BY SMALL-SCALE FARMERS IN KWAZULU-NATAL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mkhabela,
Thulasizwe S.
Several manure use options were analysed for profitability using results from research and farmer participatory trials that were
conducted in the small-scale farming sector in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The options analysed for profitability were a) not
using any manure b) using aerobically composted (heap stored) manure, c) using manure improved through anaerobic storage
(pit-stored), d) different manure application methods i.e. banding, broadcasting and station placement and the use of manure in
combination with inorganic fertiliser. The use of manure provided a marginal rate of return (MRR) of at least 600% compared to
not using manure. The marginal rate of return on manure use was increased significantly by composting manure in pits.
Financial...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19090
WATER MANAGEMENT REFORM AND THE CHOICE OF CONTRACTUAL FORM IN RURAL
CHINA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Huang,
Qiuqiong; Rozelle,
Scott; Msangi,
Siwa; Huang,
Jikun; Wang,
Jinxia.
Inefficient performance of irrigation systems not only leads to a waste of water resources, but may also affect agriculture
production, especially in regions facing a water stress problem. In rural China, only 40% of the water allocated to irrigation is
effectively used, a figure much lower than many developed countries (Wang, 2000). Although traditional irrigation technology
such as flood irrigation accounts for part of the inefficient use of water, the lack of effort in managing surface irrigation systems
are also thought to affect the performance of China's water systems (Wang et al., 2003). In confronting problems with China's
irrigation systems, leaders have begun experimenting with changing the institutions that manage water in rural communities....
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22131
O mercado internacional de biocombustíveis: etanol e biodiesel.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Botelho Filho,
Flavio Borges; Hernandez,
Dora Isabel Murillo.
O presente estudo tem por objetivo conhecer as caraterísticas atuais do mercado internacional dos biocombustíveis: etanol e
biodiesel. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória que visa determinar a importância do mercado institucional dos países envolvidos
na produção, consumo e comércio dos biocombustíveis. ----------------------The objective of this article is to know the current
characteristics of international market of biofuels: ethanol and biodiesel. This is an explorative research to verify the importance
of the institutional markets in the countries involved with biofuels production, consumption and trade.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Etanol; Biodiesel; Mercado institucional; International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108196
THE INNOVATION OF RULES AND THE STRUCTURE OF INCENTIVES IN OPEN ACCESS
RESOURCES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Runge,
C. Ford.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13670
ESTIMATING REGIONAL OUTPUT RESPONSE TO AN EXHAUSTIBLE NATURAL
RESOURCE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Casey,
James E.; Jones,
Lonnie L.; Lacewell,
Ronald D.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1977
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32208
Deep development of rural tourism under integrated agriculture
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yuan,
Li.
This paper introduces the disadvantages and developmental approaches of rural tourism in China on the basis of apprehending the
connotation of integrated agriculture. Then, it analyzes the current situation of new agricultural tourism park in Chengdu City of
Sichuan Province. Research result shows that the implementation of integrated agriculture will promote the scientific and efficient
development of rural tourism, which has a positive effect on the reconstruction of agricultural economy after disaster in Sichuan
Province.
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Integrated agriculture; Rural tourism of China; Deep development; Community/Rural/Urban Development;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53510
Dichotomous choice contingent valuation probability distributions
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kerr,
Geoffrey N.
Parametric distributions applied to dichotomous choice contingent valuation data invoke assumptions about the distribution of
willingness to pay that may contravene economic theory. This article develops and applies distributions that allow the shape of bid
distributions to vary. Alternative distributions provide little, if any, improvement in statistical fit from commonly used
distributions. While median willingness to pay is largely invariant to distribution, estimates of mean consumer surplus diverge
widely. Sensitivity analysis to determine benefit measure response to distributional assumptions is essential to prevent erroneous
policy advice from applied dichotomous choice research.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117836
Assessing the Uncertainty of Land Based Carbon Sequestration: A Parameter Uncertainty Analysis
with a Global Land Use Model
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kim,
Yoon Hyung; Sohngen,
Brent.
This paper analyzes the effect of uncertainty in several key parameters on the marginal costs of carbon sequestration in forests.
These parameters include the land supply elasticity, which governs the conversion of land from agriculture to forests and vice
versa; parameters of the forest biomass yield function; parameters of the forest carbon density function; and parameters of the
costs functions for accessing inaccessible land. Monte Carlo techniques are thus used to turn the global forest model with no
probability (e.g., Sohngen & Mendelsohn, 2003; 2007) into a proper probability model through Latin hypercube sampling.
For this paper, we have restricted our analysis to consideration of probability distributions for only two of the parameters...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Uncertainty Analysis; Global Land Use Model; Carbon Sequestration; Monte Carlo simulations; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49416
WATER MARKETS AND DECENTRALIZED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Easter,
K. William; Hearne,
Robert R.
Because of its importance and the perceived inability of private sector sources to meet water demands, many countries have
depended on the public sector to provide water services for their populations. Yet this has resulted in many inefficient public
water projects and in inadequate supplies of good quality and reliable water. Decentralization of water
management, including
the use of water markets, cannot solve all of the water problems, but it can improve the efficiency of water allocation. When
given adequate responsibility and authority, water user associations have effectively taken over water management activities at a
savings to tax payers. Moreover, water markets add the potential benefit of improving water efficiency within the sector as...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13864
Water cycle and people: water for feeding humanity
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Falkenmark,
Malin.
The distinction of ‘blue’ (liquid) and ‘green’ (vapour) water flow is introduced to make possible an assessment of water flows to
be appropriated for future food production. The author offers a ‘backcasting approach’ in assessing the consumptive water
requirements for feeding humanity by 2050 and from where the needed water may be provided (irrigation, crop-per-drop
improvements and horizontal expansion into grasslands and forests). She concludes that food security will demand a major shift in
thinking.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47862
Potential of Artificial Wetlands for Removing Pesticides from Water in a Cost-effectiveness
Framework
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Destandau,
Francois; Martin,
Elsa; Rozan,
Anne.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114367
Determining the Optimal Location for Collocating a Louisiana Sugar Mill and a New Cellulosic
Ethanol Plant
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Darby,
Paul M.; Mark,
Tyler B.
This paper examines the possibility of collocating a cellulosic ethanol processing plant with certain Louisiana sugar mills, chosen
based on their strategic locations and cane grinding capacity. The prospective plants are compared based on transportation costs
and overall economic performance.
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Cellulosic ethanol; Advanced biofuels; Sugarcane; Energy cane; Bioenergy; Agribusiness; Production
Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q16; Q42.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/119787
Waste Management Legislation in Canada
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dosman,
Donna; Adamowicz,
Wiktor L.; Laplante,
B.; Luckert,
Martin K.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24098
Financial costs and benefits of investing in domesticated “Sonkyi” (Allanblackia spp) in the forest
region of Southern Ghana
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Egyir,
Irene Susana; Kwadzo,
George Tsey-Mensah.
The integration of “Sonkyi” Allanblackia spp into cocoa farming systems has been initiated in Southern Ghana. Currently, it is a
collection activity although its domestication is being championed by Unilever R&D Netherlands in collaboration with the
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. Feasibility studies suggest that the venture is viable for farmers if the financial support
assurances by Uniliver would be sustained. It is important to assess the feasibility of ‘no support’ so that those private sector
entrepreneurs who want to venture into this activity would understand the real cost and return issues. This paper presents the
results of a financial cost-benefit appraisal of AB investment in the Western Region of Ghana. Using alternate viability...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Allanblackia; Tree crop; Financial benefit-cost analysis; Viability; Profitability; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/95783
Agricultural Costs of Carbon Dioxide Abatement via Land-use Adaptation on organic soils
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schaller,
Lena; Kantelhardt,
Jochen; Droesler,
Matthias; Hoper,
Heinrich.
Increasing carbon dioxide emissions and related climate effects require mitigation strategies, thereby also emissions caused by
agriculture are brought into the focus of political debate. In particular organic soil cultivation, inducing significant CO2 emissions
is being discussed more and more. This study aims to answer the question of whether changes of organic soil management can
serve as cost-efficient mitigation strategies for climate change. To this end we have built an economic model in which
farm-individual and plot-specific CO2-abatement costs of selected landuse strategies are calculated by contrasting effects on the
agricultural income with the related reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions. With respect to microeconomic data we use a
dataset...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: CO2 abatement cost; Climate change mitigation strategies; Microeconomic consequences; Organic soil
management; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/120393
Potential Biomass Yields in the South Central US
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Basnet,
Arjun; Depona,
Theo; Hedges,
Wesley; Dicks,
Michael R.
This paper describes research to create a national database of switchgrass supply as part of the biomass program launched by the
Department of Energy. The paper provides an estimate of county level switchgrass yield data for the state of Oklahoma. The
estimates are made for the top five most productive and abundant soils for each county in Oklahoma. A simple approach of ratio
calculation and estimation is used to predict the switchgrass yield of one soil type by comparing it with the yield of several other
crops in another soil type. The data for switchgrass yield for a particular soil type are obtained from the state research experiment
stations. The yields for other crops for the top five soils are obtained from the NASS data sources. Switchgrass supply...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biofuel; Switchgrass; Ratio Estimation; South Central; Oklahoma; Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop
Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Research and
Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/98792
Cost Sharing for Biodiversity Conservation: A Conceptual Framework
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Aretino,
Barbara; Holland,
Paula; Matysek,
Anna; Peterson,
Deborah C.
"Cost Sharing for Biodiversity Conservation: A Conceptual Framework" by Barbara Aretino, Paula Holland, Anna Matysek and
Deborah Peterson was released on 11 May 2001, similtaneously with the consultancy report A Duty of Care for the Protection of
Biodiversity on Land. The paper discusses the principles for sharing the costs of conservation between individuals, groups and the
general community. It illustrates situations in which the different cost sharing principles may be relevant and highlights some
issues that arise in determining who should pay for biodiversity conservation. The views expressed in this paper are those of the
staff involved and do not necessarily reflect those of the Productivity Commission.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31915
Unintended Consequences of Water Legislation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yow,
Shauna.
The population of Texas is expected to double by 2060. The Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley is one area in which alternative
water sources and potable treatment methods are being sought to support a rapid population growth. An emerging and promising
approach to expanding potable water supplies is brackish groundwater desalination. Due to recent technology developments in
desalination membranes and increasing prices of surface water rights, the economics of desalination have become competitive
with conventional treatment methods. The seemingly comparable competitive economics relationship between conventional and
desalination treatments was impacted by Floor Amendment 60 of Texas Senate Bill 3, which was an attempt to meet the increased
demand for municipal...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113230
Economic Incentives for Controlling Trade-Related Biological Invasions in the Great Lakes
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lupi,
Frank; Horan,
Richard D.
Ballast water from commercial ships engaged in international trade has been implicated as the primary invasion pathway in over
60 percent of new introductions of invasive alien species (IAS) in the Great Lakes since 1960. Recent policies have recognized
that IAS are a form of biological pollution and have become focused on preventing new introductions. Given that emissions-based
incentives are infeasible for the case of biological emissions, we investigate the cost-effectiveness of various performance
proxy-based and technology-based economic incentives to reduce the threat of new invasions of Ponto-Caspian species in the
Great Lakes.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Aquatic nuisance species; Ballast water; Uncertainty; Risk management; Performance-based incentives;
Environmental subsidies; International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10200
POLICY LESSONS FROM NATURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS IN HAITI: A FRAMEWORK
FOR REFORM
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: White,
Thomas A.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11901
Does Price Asymmetry Exist In Commodity and Energy Markets?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wixson,
Sarah E.; Katchova,
Ani L.
Recent increases in the price of crude oil have led to a rise in the prominence of corn-based ethanol as an alternative source of
energy. As a result linkages have been established between commodity and energy prices. The aim of this study is to determine if
soybeans, corn, wheat, oil, and ethanol adjust their prices asymmetrically depending on whether their actual price is over- or
under-predicted with respect to one another. This study’s goal of determining if asymmetric price relationships exist is
accomplished by using monthly time series price data incorporated into a distributed lag error correction model distinguishing
between positive and negative price difference and positive and negative values of the error correction term. The primary
results...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Asymmetric price adjustment; Grain prices; Crude oil prices; Ethanol prices; Error correction model;
Agribusiness; Agricultural Finance; Demand and Price Analysis; Marketing; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q11; Q13;
Q42.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103735
Bioenergy and Agriculture: Promises and Challenges
Provedor de dados: 31
Bioenergy—that is, biofuels of biological and renewable origin, like bioethanol, biodiesel, and biomass for energy—is the subject
of increasing attention around the world. Oil prices have climbed to unprecedented heights, and concerns about the environmental
effects of fossil fuel use are on the rise. Bioenergy appears to offer hope for addressing these concerns while also providing new
opportunities for poor people and farmers in developing countries. Can bioenergy fulfill the promise claimed by its proponents?
Can it become an environmentally sustainable, economically viable, pro-poor source of energy? And what challenges will meeting
these goals present? This set of policy briefs examines the potential opportunities and risks bioenergy may pose for poor...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44261
QUALITY AS A LATENT VARIABLE IN RECREATION ACCESS ANALYSIS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Luzar,
E. Jane; Gan,
Christopher E.C.; Kanjilal,
Barun; Messonnier,
Mark L.
Recreation trends indicating an increasing demand for quality recreation experiences suggest the need for special consideration of
quality in analysis of fee access recreation. By viewing quality as a subjective latent variable, this paper uses a simultaneous
equation framework to consider the use of subjective versus objective appraisals of quality in fee-based recreation access analysis.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29631
Regional Water and Soil Assessment for Managing Sustainable Agriculture in China and Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Many environmental problems are caused by changes in aspects of the hydrological cycle. Water balance modelling combined
with field experiments can give us a better understanding of the components of the hydrological cycle from which to develop
appropriate management options. Water balance models can be constructed at any level of complexity. In simple ‘bucket’ models
only the most important processes are represented. When appropriately used, bucket models can provide useful insights into the
functional behaviour of a system. Complex models are needed to understand complex feedbacks and interactions among different
processes of the system. However, increasing the complexity of a model does not necessarily lead to a more accurate model and it
is essential...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114792
FORESTLAND OWNERSHIP IN ONEIDA AND VILAS COUNTIES, WISCONSIN, 1975-1994
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Klase,
William M.; Guries,
Raymond P.
Privately owned forests in the United States are being divided, roaded, and developed by increasing numbers of second-home
buyers, retirees, and recreation enthusiasts. Forested parcels adjacent to or embedded in public land are considered especially
desirable and a premium is being paid for the aesthetic or recreational amenities associated with such properties. However,
virtually all information on variations in forestland prices in northern Wisconsin is anecdotal. One objective of this study was to
identify parcel characteristics that influenced forestland prices in Vilas and Oneida counties, Wisconsin, between 1975 and 1994.
A second objective was to ascertain what impact the creation and expansion of the Northern Highland-American Legion State
Forest...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Forests and forestry--Wisconsin--Oneida County; Forests and forestry--Wisconsin-- Vilas County; Forest
landowners--Wisconsin; Real property--Wisconsin; Real property--Prices--Wisconsin; Land prices--United States--Wisconsin;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12805
Integrated Management of the Blue Nile Basin in Ethiopia: Hydropower and Irrigation Modeling
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Block,
Paul J.
Ethiopia is at a critical crossroads with a large and increasing population, a depressed national economy, insufficient agricultural
production, and a low number of developed energy sources. The upper Blue Nile basin harbors considerable untapped potential
for irrigation and hydropower development and expansion. Numerous hydrologic models have been developed to assess
hydropower and agricultural irrigation potential within the basin, yet often fail to adequately address critical aspects, including the
transient stages of large-scale reservoirs, relevant flow retention policies and associated downstream ramifications, and the
implications of stochastic modeling of variable climate and climate change. A hydrologic model with dynamic climate capabilities
is...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Ethiopia; Dams; Water resources development; Hydrologic model; Energy; Climate variability; Climate change;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42413
Correcting for multiple destination trips in recreational use values using a mean-value approach; An
application to Bellenden Ker National Park, Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nillesen,
Eleonora; Wesseler,
Justus; Cook,
Averil.
This paper focuses on an empirical application of the travel cost method, to estimate the recreational use value of Bellenden Ker
National Park, part of the Wet tropics World Heritage Area Queensland, Australia. Walking appears to be one of the main
activities associated with recreational experiences in the region. Substantial socio-economic as well as environmental benefits are
expected to be gained if the areas was to be developed further, with regard to walking tracks, provided that this would be done in
an environmentally sustainable way. Two overnight tracks within the park have been selected to obtain information about visitors’
experiences with the tracks in the past, to address specific needs for possible future developments. A standard assumption...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Multi-criteria analysis; Multiple trip bias; Travel cost method; Wet Tropics World Heritage Area; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46733
OPTION WEALTH AND BEQUEST VALUES: THE VALUE OF PROTECTING FUTURE
GENERATIONS FROM THE HEALTH RISKS OF NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Riddel,
Mary C.; Shaw,
W. Douglass.
We devise a simple model of intergenerational altruism under uncertainty. We present an estimable form of the model that relies
on a few, plausible, assumptions. We apply the model to data collected in a survey of Southern Nevadans concerning the proposed
Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nye County, NV. We find strong evidence of a bequest motive. Approximately one
third of the option wealth lost by households near the repository can be attributed to costs to future generations.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19662
STATE/REGIONAL ECONOMIC MODELS FOR LONG-RANGE ENERGY PLANNING
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Maki,
Wilbur R.; Venegas,
Ernesto C.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1974
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14216
Update on Ethanol Production and Its Impact on Rural Economic Development (Power Point
Presentation)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schafer,
Larry.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/33377
An Economic and Environmental Analysis of Slurry Separation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jacobsen,
Brian H.; Hjort-Gregersen,
K.
With increased pressure to redistribute animal manure in order to lower the environmental pressure from agriculture, it seems
obvious to consider processing slurry into nutrient rich fractions which can easily be transported. In this paper, an overall analysis
of four different separation technologies is presented. The four technologies are Decanter, Funki Manura 2000, Green Farm
Energy and Staring. These technologies are all implemented on a full scale in Denmark. In this paper both the economic and
environmental aspects are considered, looking at the entire chain from stable to the field. The total investments range from 50,000
to 4 million Euros and the total net costs are from 1 to 7 Euros per tonne for the four different technologies. One of the clear...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24325
Characteristics, Needs, and Attitudes of Snowmobilers in North Dakota in the Eighties
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Leitch,
Jay A.; West,
Bruce R.; Anderson,
Randall S.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1983
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23262
Regulation in India: Assessing Impact in the Power and Water Sectors
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Garg,
Anjali; Gulaty,
Sachin.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30684
COMPARAÇÃO DAS AÇÕES PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA CADEIA PRODUTIVA DA
CASTANHA-DO-BRASIL EM DOIS ESTADOS DA AMAZÔNIA BRASILEIRA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Diniz,
Janaina Deane De Abreu Sa; Wehrmann,
Magda Eva.
Os estados do Acre e do Amapá apresentam algumas semelhanças referentes às políticas de desenvolvimento local a partir da
valorização das cadeias produtivas de produtos florestais não-madeireiros, sendo que a da castanha-do-Brasil (Bertholletia
excelsa) concentrou inicialmente grande parte das ações nos dois estados. Com base nesses contextos similares, o objetivo do
artigo é realizar uma análise das estratégias de desenvolvimento local relacionadas à cadeia produtiva da castanha-do-Brasil no
Acre e no Amapá, a fim de identificar os aspectos favoráveis e desfavoráveis ao desenvolvimento desta cadeia nos dois estados.
Apresentamos inicialmente as principais diferenças e similaridades da cadeia nos dois estados, seguido de uma proposta de quadro
teórico que...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Desenvolvimento local; Aspectos organizacionais; Cadeia produtiva; Cooperativas extrativistas;
Castanha-do-Brasil; Local development; Managerial aspects; Production chain; Extractive cooperatives; Brazil nut;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113977
PARKS, POPULATION, AND RESETTLEMENT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Stycos,
J. Mayone; Duarte,
Isis.
A survey of 139 men and 123 women in four communities bordering Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic took
place in late 1992. The survey followed a presidential decree ordering the army to clear the forest of people and cattle and to
resettle a number of villages. The survey found that people admitted using the forest for firewood and cash crop cultivation.
However, they were aware of the need to conserve the forest and expressed willingness to compromise on its use. They were less
aware of park boundaries and did not understand the concept of a national park. Villagers welcomed rapid population growth,
and women favor (and have) large families despite high rates of sterilization. Nearly everyone opposed resettlement and
favored...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Attitudes; Behavior; Gender; Knowledge; Park; Population; Resettlement; Survey; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11883
IFECO – Modelling the Agro-Fuel Chain for Energy Cogeneration
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rosa,
Franco.
Policy makers are searching for viable strategies to produce alternative energies; the agricultural sector can become an important
supplier of renewable energy. The paper will develop the IFECO (integrated farm energy cogeneration) approach, a conceptual
model of farm though as it were an "island economy"a a net energy exporter as the energy output exceeds the direct energy
(cultivation, cropping, plant protection, transport, harvesting, storage) and indirect energy (fertilizer, pesticide, machinery,
plantationforce, others) used in sunflower cultivation. IFECO is based on the cogeneration that is the production of different
energies from a single agricultural commodity to achieve the three targets that make this project sustainable: i) economic...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: IFECO; Renewable energy; Biodiesel; Cogeneration; Sunflower; Simulation; Agribusiness; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6578
ISSUES IN NONMARKET VALUATION AND POLICY APPLICATION: A RETROSPECTIVE
GLANCE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Walsh,
Richard G.; Johnson,
Donn M.; McKean,
John R.
While issues in estimating nonmarket values continue to cause concern, resource economists have more reason now than ever
before to be optimistic. More progress toward improved measurement has been made in the past six years than in the previous
quarter century since development of the contingent valuation and travel cost methods. The new challenge is to learn how to
adjust past studies to estimate nonmarket values for future policy analysis. The process involves developing an understanding of
the important variables that explain the observed difference in estimates. This paper illustrates how the results thus far could be
adjusted to develop some tentative estimates of the recreation-use value of Forest Service resources.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1989
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32446
The Economic Impact of the South-North Water Transfer Project in China: A Computable General
Equilibrium Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Berrittella,
Maria; Rehdanz,
Katrin; Tol,
Richard S.J.
Water resources are unevenly spread in China. Especially the basins of the Yellow, Hui and Hai rivers in the North are rather dry.
To increase the supply of water in these basins, the South-to-North Water Transfer project (SNWT) was launched. Using a
computable general equilibrium model this study estimates the impact of the project on the economy of China and the rest of the
world. We contrast three alternative groups of scenarios. All are directly concerned with the South-to-North water transfer project
to increase water supply. In the first group of scenarios additional supply implies productivity gains. We call it the “ non-market”
solution. The second group of scenarios is called “ market solution” . The market price for water adjusts such that supply...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12021
Conserving the Ogallala Aquifer: Efficiency, Equity, and Moral Motives
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Peterson,
Jeffrey M.; Marsh,
Thomas L.; Williams,
Jeffery R.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/93755
Investigating distance effects on environmental values: a choice modelling approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Concu,
Giovanni B.
Analysis of the relationship between distance and willingness to pay (WTP) is important for estimation and transfer of
environmental benefits. Several contingent valuation (CV) studies have investigated this topic, but results are mixed. This paper
describes a choice modelling (CM) application that estimates distance effects on parameters of three environmental attributes.
Combinations of these attributes create different management policies for native vegetation. The CM study is based on a sampling
procedure that provides a geographically balanced sample and statistical tests to choose the best specification of the
distance–WTP relationship. Welfare analysis shows that disregarding distance causes under-estimation of individual and
aggregated benefits and...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Choice modelling; Geographical distance; Spatial heterogeneity; Stratified sample; Environmental Economics
and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118326
WATER QUALITY ISSUES FACING AGRICULTURE AND RURAL COMMUNITIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Prato,
Anthony A.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/33079
The Economics of Papua New Guinea's Tuna Fisheries
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Technical Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/119355
Switchgrass for Biomass Energy: Status and Progress (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Vogel,
Kenneth P.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8030
AGRICULTURE AND GROUND WATER QUALITY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
FOR PUBLIC POLICY EDUCATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Abdalla,
Charles W.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17836
Water Rights Arrangements in Australia and Overseas
Provedor de dados: 31
The commission research paper, Water Rights Arrangements in Australia and Overseas, was released on 3 October 2003. The
paper compares the legal, organisational and regulatory arrangements for managing water rights, against accepted best practice
principles. It reveals significant differences among the benchmarked jurisdictions in the way that water rights are defined,
allocated, regulated and administered. In some jurisdictions, water rights are the personal property of water users; in others, they
are vested in the State. Such differences have implications for both the management of water rights and the efficiency of resource
allocation. Twelve case studies were prepared to assist the understanding of the complex legal, organisational and management...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31899
Multi-Sectoral Uses of Water & Approaches to DSS in Water Management in the NOSTRUM
Partner Countries of the Mediterranean
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Abu-Zeid,
Khaled; Afifi,
Sameh.
Agriculture contributes an average of about 10% to the GDP of the partner countries of the Mediterranean involved in the project
NOSTRUM. On the other hand, industry contributes an average of about 30% in these countries.
It is to remark that in almost
all countries the weight of industry accounts between 20% and 30% of the national economy, with the exception of Algeria, where
this weight is at about 60%, mainly imputable to the great development of oil extraction and energy sector. In the majority of
participating countries, agriculture sector is the greatest consumer of water (more than 65% of total water consumption). Although
the case from France where agriculture water use is only about 10% of total water consumption and Italy with around 45%, but...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12138
GEORGIA WATER SERIES -- ISSUE 3: EVALUATING WATER SYSTEM FINANCIAL
PERFORMANCE AND FINANCING OPTIONS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jordan,
Jeffrey L.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Financial Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16712
Evaluation of Water Conservation From More Efficient Irrigation Systems
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Golden,
Bill B.; Peterson,
Jeffrey M.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/117979
Natural resource prices: will they ever turn up?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Berck,
Peter; Roberts,
Michael J.
Hotelling's theory predicts that natural resource rents should increase over time. However, technical progress in resource
extraction, environmental constraints, or great natural abundance could result in stagnant or declining product prices. Thus, there
is no theoretical reason to believe that product prices will rise in the near future. The prediction of product prices by time-series
methods is shown to depend critically upon whether the series are modeled as differenced or trend stationary. Dickey-Fuller and
Lagrange Multiplier tests are used to show that the series are differenced stationary. Long- and short-sample series are tested.
Trend-stationary modeling strongly predicts rising resource prices. The result from differenced-stationary modeling is...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Arima models; Natural resources; Simulation methods; Demand and Price Analysis; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/43908
COMMON-PROPERTY RESOURCE USE AND OUTSIDE OPTIONS: COOPERATION ACROSS
GENERATIONS IN A DYNAMIC GAME
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tarui,
Nori.
This paper presents a noncooperative dynamic game with overlapping generations of players using a common-property natural
resource, and identifies conditions under which cooperation is supported as an equilibrium of the game. It explores how
heterogeneity among the resource users and access to outside markets or microcredit affect local resource use in developing
countries.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20029
Land Use Implications of Expanding Biofuel Demand
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dicks,
Richardson,
Michael R.; Campiche,
Jody L.; Torre Ugarte,
Daniel de la; Hellwinckel,
Chad M.; Bryant,
Henry L.;
James W.
The Renewable Fuel Standard mandates in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will require 36 billion gallons of
ethanol to be produced in 2022. The mandates require that 16 of the 36 billion gallons must be produced from cellulosic
feedstocks. The potential land use implications resulting from these mandates were examined using two methods, the POLYSYS
model and a general equilibrium model. Results of the POLYSYS analysis indicated that 72.1 million tons of corn stover, 23.5
million tons of wheat straw, and 24.7 million acres would be used to produce 109 million tons of switchgrass in 2025 to meet the
mandate. Results of the CGE analysis indicated that 10.9 billion bushels of corn grain, 71 million tons of corn stover, and 56,200
tons of...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Cellulosic ethanol; Corn stover; Grain ethanol; Renewable fuel standard; Switchgrass; Crop
Production/Industries; Demand and Price Analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; Q15; Q42.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53091
Unmaking the Commons: Collective Action, Property Rights, and Resource Appropriation among
(Agro-) Pastoralists in Eastern Ethiopia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Beyene,
Fekadu; Korf,
Benedikt.
In Ethiopian development policies, pastoralist areas have recently attracted more attention. However, much debate and policy
advice is still based on assumptions that see a sedentary lifestyle as the desirable development outcome for pastoralist
communities. This paper investigates current practices of collective action and how these are affected by changing property rights
in the pastoralist and agro– pastoralist economies of three selected sites in eastern Ethiopia. We describe forms of collective action
in water and pasture resource management and analyze how changing property rights regimes affect incentives for collective
action. We illustrate the distributional effects these practices are having on (agro–) pastoralist communities and how these...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Pastoralism; Collective action; Property rights; Conflict; Ethiopia; Water management; Rangelands
management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44361
Demand-Side Management Programs Under Retail Electricity Competition
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Brennan,
Timothy J.
Demand-side management programs comprise subsidies from franchised electric utilities for the purchase of high-efficiency
appliances; e.g., air conditioners. Competition in power generation threatens the viability of these programs. However, it should
also reduce the warrant for them. Under regulation, the justification for such programs depends, somewhat paradoxically, on
below marginal-cost pricing. Eliminating regulation should permit pricing flexibility to discourage excessive on-peak energy use.
It should also eliminate the assurance of returns that may have encouraged overbuilding of generation capacity. Entrants and
incumbent utilities should find it easier to offer "energy services," i.e., to bundle electricity with appliances, if consumers are too...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Electricity restructuring; Energy conservation; Regulatory policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
L51; L94; Q48.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10615
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND FEDERAL IRRIGATION POLICY: A REAPPRAISAL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Young,
Robert A.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1978
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32562
Global Water and Food Security: Emerging Issues
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rosegrant,
Mark W.; Cline,
Sarah A.; Valmonte-Santos,
Rowena A.
Feeding the world’s population is an ongoing challenge that incorporates issues such as economic growth and equity, sustainable
natural resource management, agricultural research and technology innovation, and effective institutions and governance. Many
emerging factors will affect our ability to address this challenge into the future, as we respond to population growth, resource
degradation and scarcity, climate change and so on. To a large extent, agricultural production growth will depend on irrigation,
but the future of irrigation water supplies is increasingly constrained by competition for water from other sectors. Declining water
quality, falling groundwater tables, and growing environmental demands for water are further constraints, and...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Food Security and Poverty; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124464
ANÁLISE DO AMBIENTE INSTITUCIONAL E ORGANIZACIONAL DA PISCICULTURA NO
ESTADO DE MATO GROSSO DO SUL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bitencourt,
Mayra Batista; Satolani,
Monica Ferreira; Correa,
Cynthia Candida.
A piscicultura pode ser uma alavanca de desenvolvimento social e econômico, possibilitando o aproveitamento efetivo dos
recursos naturais locais, principalmente os hídricos e a criação de postos de trabalhos assalariados. Entretanto, existem inúmeras
variáveis que condicionam ou afetam o sucesso de um empreendimento rural. Nesse sentido, o presente estudo tem como objetivo
demonstrar os fatores organizacionais e institucionais capazes de afetar o desenvolvimento da piscicultura no estado de Mato
Grosso do Sul. Para tanto, buscou-se investigar como as instituições que compõem os ambientes organizacional e institucional
afetam diretamente e influenciam no crescimento ou direcionamento da cadeia no Estado. Para realização deste trabalho
utilizou-se como...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Piscicultura; Ambiente institucional; Ambiente organizacional; Pisciculture; Institutional environment;
Organizational environment; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113392
Irrigation Restriction and Biomass Market Interactions: The Case of the Alluvial Aquifer
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Popp,
Michael P.; Nalley,
Lawton Lanier; Vickery,
Gina B.
The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that irrigation in Arkansas’ Delta is unsustainable. This study examines how
irrigation restrictions would affect county net returns to crop production. It also considers the effect of planting less
water-intensive bioenergy crops—switchgrass and forage sorghum—in the event biofuel markets become a reality. Results
suggest that sustainable irrigation restrictions without bioenergy crops would decrease producer returns by 28% in the region.
Introducing these alternative crops would both reduce groundwater use and may restore state producer returns, albeit with
significant spatial income redistribution to crop production throughout the state.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Biomass crops; Ground water irrigation; Spatial income redistribution; Sustainability; Agribusiness; Agricultural
and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Financial Economics; Land Economics/Use;
Political Economy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty; Q24; Q25; Q32; Q42; O13.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/57150
A Regional Decomposition Analysis of CO2 Emissions and Their Evolutions in China
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dong,
Fengxia; Lu,
Jing; Du,
Xiaodong.
CHINA is currently the world largest emitter of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2). Understanding the driving forces governing
CO2 emission levels and their evolutions in China can provide useful information for policy makers who aim to reduce green
house gas emissions. Because of policy and historical reasons, considerable regional growth and income disparities exist in China.
The regional disparities may influence energy use and CO2 emissions. Therefore, this study is to investigate the driving forces
governing CO2 emission levels and their evolutions at regional level in China.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Carbon dioxide emission; Decomposition analysis; Region; China; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61390
An Analysis of the Evolution of Tourism Destinations from the Point of View of the Economic Growth
Theory
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lozano,
Javier; Gomez Gomez,
Carlos Mario; Rey-Maquieira,
Javier.
In this paper we try to build a bridge between the traditional analysis of the evolution of tourism destinations and economic
growth theory. With such an aim we develop an environmental growth model for an economy specialized in tourism and we
derive the pattern of tourism development with numerical calculations. The results of our simulations do not contradict the general
pattern of evolution implied in the Tourism Area Life Cycle Hypothesis, being environmental deterioration and public goods
congestion the main reasons for the stagnation of the tourism destination. We also show the importance of the quality of private
tourism services in the evolution of the tourism destination.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12151
Dynamic adaptation to resource scarcity and backstop availability: theory and application to
groundwater
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Koundouri,
Phoebe; Christou,
Christina.
In this paper we analyse the optimal management of a renewable resource (groundwater) with stock-dependent extraction cost and
a backstop substitute, facing two-sector linear demands. Application to the Kiti region in Cyprus demonstrates the model’s
performance and is used to test for the difference between optimal and myopic behaviour. It is found that the presence of a
backstop resource diminishes the importance of optimal dynamic behaviour, whereas in the absence of backstop the optimal
control solution yields a value for social welfare significantly larger than the myopic policy.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Backstop technology; Endogenous adaptation; Gisser–Sanchez effect; Groundwater resource management;
Multistage optimal control; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116930
THE EVOLUTION OF INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN MASSACHUSETTS
AGRICULTURE, 17TH-19TH CENTURIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Field,
Barry C.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28961
THE SECONDARY ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT IN
WASHINGTON
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Findeis,
Jill L.; Whittlesey,
Norman K.
Two potential projects in Washington are examined for their secondary impacts on the economy of the state. A major impact of
these projects is to increase the energy costs to regional power consumers. After accounting for the negative impacts of rising
energy costs, the long run state level residual income increases by $209 million after irrigating an additional 700,000acres. The
distribution of potential benefits is uneven among sectors of the economy and some sectors will possibly experience substantial
decreases in returns to stockholder equity as a result of irrigation expansion.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32137
Fluctuating Fortunes of a Collective Enterprise: The Case of the Agroforestry Tree Seeds Association
of Lantapan (ATSAL) in the Philippines
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Catacutan,
Delia; Bertomeu,
Manuel; Arbes,
Lyndon; Duque,
Caroline; Butra,
Novie.
The Agroforestry Tree Seeds Association of Lantapan (ATSAL) in Bukidnon province, southern Philippines was organized in
1998, facilitated by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Farmers were trained on germplasm collection, processing and
marketing of agroforestry tree seeds and seedlings. ATSAL has been marketing various tree seeds and seedlings with apparent
success, and has provided training on seed collection and nursery management to farmers, government technicians, and workers
from non-government organizations (NGOs). This paper reports on the initial results of an on-going study to assess the
effectiveness of ATSAL’s marketing strategy, including group dynamics, and the issues and challenges the group faces. It was
found that during the first two...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Collective action; Niche marketing; Agroforestry seeds; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44349
POLICY DIRECTIONS TO MITIGATE WATER-SUPPLY RISK IN IRRIGATED
AGRICULTURE: A FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Aillery,
Marcel P.; Gollehon,
Noel R.; Schaible,
Glenn D.; Roberts,
Michael J.; Quinby,
William.
Water reallocation to meet mandated flow requirements and trust responsibilities, established in Federal law and water authority,
can result in large uncompensated losses to irrigated agriculture.
This paper discusses the nature and potential cost of
water-supply interruptions due to Federal actions, and provides a comparative assessment of alternative risk-mitigation measures.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19925
Policies, Natural Resource Governance and Local Development
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Massuanganhe,
Israel Jacob.
The role that agriculture should play in economic development has been recognised for years. In recent years, concern has been
expressed over rising agricultural and food prices. The world market prices for major food commodities have risen sharply to
historic highs of more than 60 percent above levels just two years ago. Many factors have contributed to the rise in food
commodity prices. Some factors reflect trends of slower growth in production and more rapid growth in demand that have
contributed to a tightening of world balances of grains and oilseeds over the last decade. Other factors that have added to global
food commodity price inflation include the declining value of the US dollar, rising energy prices, increasing agricultural costs of...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Data envelopment analysis; Efficiency; Decentralisation; Natural resource management; Land reform;
Agricultural development; Governance; Participation; Local development; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban
Development; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; International Development; Political Economy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53061
Regional Log Market Integration in New Zealand
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Niquidet,
Kurt; Manley,
Bruce.
In this paper the integration of log prices across four regions in New Zealand was assessed. A time series of prices for six radiata
pine (Pinus radiata D. Don) log grades in each of the regions were tested for co-integration using Johansen’s method and
Engle-Granger pair wise tests. Prices for export grades display significant integration across regions and generally follow the law
of one price. However, markets for domestic grades tend to be regionally segregated. These results are most likely due to the high
costs of transporting logs between regions. Future modelling will need to incorporate such transportation costs in order to
adequately characterise log markets in the country.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Log market; Co-integration; Law of one price; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; Q23; R32.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37082
COMPETITIVIDADE DA CADEIA PRODUTIVA DE PLANTAS MEDICINAIS NO BRASIL:
UMA PERSPECTIVA A PARTIR DO COMÉRCIO EXTERIOR
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rodrigues,
Waldecy; Nogueira,
Jorge Madeira; Parreira,
Livian Alves.
A competitividade da cadeia produtiva de plantas medicinais no Brasil é analisada a partir de indicadores advindos do comércio
exterior. Aflora um novo dilema brasileiro: por um lado, o país detém uma das maiores reservas de biodiversidade do planeta;
por outro lado, apresenta um baixo nível de competitividade revelada no setor. O Brasil é um tradicional importador líquido em
todos os segmentos da cadeia produtiva, com déficits comerciais crescentes na medida em que os produtos têm maiores valores
adicionados. A cadeia produtiva de plantas medicinais é altamente agregadora de valores comparativamente, por exemplo, a da
cadeia produtiva da soja. Trata-se de um forte indicador do quanto o país perde ao não investir sistematicamente no uso
sustentável de...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Plantas medicinais; Medicamentos fitoterápicos; Cadeias produtivas da biodiversidade; Medicinal plants;
Medicinal phytotherapy; Production chains of biodiversity; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/112833
NATURAL RESOURCE SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: A
COMPUTABLE GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM APPROACH
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Willis,
David B.; Holland,
David W.
A computable general equilibrium model is used to estimate the impact a resource supply constraint, that restricts federal timber
harvest, has on a timber dependent region. Impacts are compared to impacts generated from an input-output mode and indicate
an upward bias in estimated income and employment losses using IO methods.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/35085
CONSERVATION PRICING AND GROUND WATER SUBSTITUTION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schuck,
Eric C.; Green,
Gareth P.
The United States Bureau of Reclamation has been exploring the use of water price as a tool for promoting water conservation.
Raising water rates is an attractive means of reducing diversions from surface water systems supplied by the USBR. Rising water
rates may promote ground water substitution. When irrigators have access to both surface and ground water, changes in the
relative cost of each water source can encourage movement from one source to another. Ground water substitution will occur if
the marginal cost of ground water becomes less than the price of surface water from the USBR. In this situation, surface water
will be consumed until the point at which groundwater becomes cheaper, and then the irrigator will switch to groundwater. As
a...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/36043
Villagers and the Use and Conservation of Indian Forests: The Role of Joint Forest Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tisdell,
Clement A.; Roy,
Kartik C.; Ghose,
Ananda.
Provides a brief account of the development of the Joint Forest Management Scheme in India, especially in West Bengal, the state
where joint forest management has been most widely adopted and which provided the genesis of the scheme that was adopted as
part of India’s Forest Policy 1988. The development, nature of and rationale for the scheme are discussed. Results to a survey of
household heads in villages in the neighbourhood of state forests in the Midnapore region of West Bengal are reported. The
survey provides information about the dependence of villagers on forest resources, the sustainability of current forest use as
perceived by villagers, and reports their views about forest management issues, including the Joint Forest Management Scheme.
The...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Joint Forest Management Scheme; India; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100207
Minnesota Agricultural Economist 684
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gartner,
William C.; Limback,
Linda; Adiarte,
Arthur.
Economic Impact of Tourism in Minnesota
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13212
NEEDED RESEARCH WITH RESPECT TO ENERGY USE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Havlicek,
Joseph, Jr.; Capps,
Oral, Jr.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1977
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29281
Estimating Water Quality Benefits: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ribaudo,
Marc; Hellerstein,
Daniel.
Knowledge of the benefits and costs to water users is required for a complete assessment of policies to create incentives for water
quality improving changes in agricultural production. A number of benefit estimation methods are required to handle the varying
nature of water quality effects. This report reviews practical approaches and theoretical foundations for estimating the economic
value of changes in water quality to recreation, navigation, reservoirs, municipal water treatment and use, and roadside drainage
ditches.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Benefits; Water quality; Economic welfare; Demand; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/33586
Institutions of Sustainability and Multifunctional Landscapes: Lessons from the Case of the Algarve
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Thiel,
Andreas.
The paper uses function analysis to complement the analytical framework Institutions of Sustainability and to apply it for the
analysis of the role of institutions for the multifunctionality of landscapes. This combination of conceptual tools is evaluated
through their application to the case of landscape development in a sub-region of the Algarve, Portugal. In view of this case study
it is suggested to complement the Institutions of Sustainability framework: case and transaction specific contextual factors should
be included. The paper suggests to look at cross-jurisdictional agency features, cross-function, -transaction and -institutional
commonalities, and interconnections as well as to include a dynamic dimension of institutional and physical time lags...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Multifunctional landscape; Institutions; Portugal; European integration; Institutional and Behavioral Economics;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; N54; Q56; O18.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18844
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MANAGING WATER CONFLICTS IN MINNESOTA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Easter,
K. William.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1990
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13573
Farm Energy Working Group (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yates,
Carole.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/106174
The GHG Balance of Biofuels Taking into Account Land Use Change (Power Point)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lange,
Mareike.
The contribution of biofuels to the saving of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has recently been questioned because of emissions
resulting from land use change (LUC) for bioenergy feedstock production. We investigate how the inclusion of the carbon effect
of LUC into the carbon accounting framework, as scheduled by the European Commission, impacts on land use choices for an
expanding biofuel feedstock production. We first illustrate the change in the carbon balances of various biofuels, using
methodology and data from the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. It becomes apparent that the
conversion of natural land, apart from grassy savannahs, impedes meeting the EU’s 35% minimum emissions reduction target for
biofuels. We show that the...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Land use change emissions; Bioenergy; European policy; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114406
REFORM OF IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENT POLICY IN AFRICAN
DEVELOPMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Easter,
K. William; Zekri,
Slim.
This paper examines the reform of water and irrigation management in Africa and compares it with similar reforms in Asia.
Several things are evident from the review. First, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is at an earlier stage of irrigation development and
reform than Asia. Second, the articulated need for reform is much stronger in Asia than it is in SSA. Third, the productivity of
small-scale irrigated farms is significantly lower in SSA compared to Asia. Thus any irrigation investment strategy in SSA
should be different from Asia and focus on increasing small-farm productivity as well as small-scale irrigation projects. Finally,
all direct government irrigation investments should be done jointly with decisions regarding the type of project management.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28067
Comparison of Complete Combinatorial and Likelihood Ratio Tests: Empirical Findings from
Residential Choice Experiments
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ohdoko,
Taro.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6173
As contradições presentes no discurso do atual Programa Nacional de Agroenergia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Carvalho,
Simone Pereira de; Marin,
Joel Orlando Bevilaqua.
O Estado retomou as políticas agroenergéticas lançando, em 2005, o Programa Nacional de Agroenergia, este programa é
margeado pelo ideário do “desenvolvimento sustentável”. Esse enfoque muitas vezes funciona como uma ideologia, ou seja uma
arma para o exercício do poder do Estado. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste estudo é analisar a origem do poder simbólico do Estado
e entender como esse poder se materializa no atual programa agroenergético, buscando desvendar os interesses do Estado que se
camuflam atrás das propostas que disseminam o desenvolvimento sustentável — entendido como a busca genuína pelo
desenvolvimento aliada aos benefícios socioambientais. As contradições presentes nos discursos oficiais do programa são
analisadas com base na teoria do poder...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Programa agroenergético; Poder do Estado; Discurso; Agroenergy program; The state power; Speeches;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/109527
Protest Adjustments in the Valuation of Watershed Restoration Using Payment Card Data
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Collins,
Alan R.; Rosenberger,
Randall S.
When using a willingness-to-pay (WTP) format in contingent valuation (CV) to value water-shed restoration, respondents may
protest by questioning why they should pay to clean up a pollution problem that someone else created. Using a sample selection
interval data model based on Bhat (1994) and Brox, Kumar, and Stollery (2003), we found that the decision to protest and WTP
values were correlated. Protest sample selection bias resulted in a 300 percent overestimate of mean WTP per respondent. Using
different ad hoc treatments of protesters, protest bias resulted in moderate effects (-10 percent to +14 percent) after controlling for
sample selection bias.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Contingent valuation; Protest bias; Watershed restoration; Sample selection; Grouped Tobit; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44706
Productive Efficiency in Water Usage: An Analysis of Differences among Farm Types and Sizes in
Georgia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Moore,
Rebecca; Price,
Joseph.
In Georgia, the price of irrigation water is equal to the cost of extraction, including pumping and diversion, storage, treatment, and
delivery costs. These water-pricing conditions are repeated in locales around the world. In lieu of established water markets,
water use and its efficient use are driven more by farm-level characteristics and management strategies than by the resource price.
The purpose of the research presented herein is to examine what factors guide Georgia farmers’ water use decisions. Using data
envelopment analysis (DEA) to calculate technical water use efficiency scores, a second step Tobit model is estimated to
determine the effect of farm type and farm size.
A farms’ use of conservation tillage or organic farming positively...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Technical/productive water use efficiency; Organic agriculture; DEA; Production Economics; Productivity
Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49482
Should Australia Export its Native Birds?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kingwell,
Ross S.
Commercial export from Australia of native birds, wild or captive bred, is prohibited. This paper firstly describes the current
legislation and regulations that restrict the export of native birds and discusses why governments have adopted such a regulatory
approach to bird species preservation. Secondly, the paper reviews the debate concerning the export ban, pointing out strengths
and weaknesses in arguments and indicating the important role of CITES. Lastly, the paper outlines a new case for a conditional
lifting of the ban, whereby DNA fingerprinting is used to establish transferable property rights to overcome a main source of
market failure in the preservation of bird species. Application of this DNA technology offers an opportunity both to protect...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12487
INTERTEMPORAL ALLOCATION OF GROUND WATER IN THE CENTRAL OGALLALA
FORMATION: AN APPLICATION OF A MULTISTAGE SEQUENTIAL DECISION MODEL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bekure,
Solomon E.; Eidman,
Vernon R.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1971
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30493
Public values for improved water security for domestic and environmental use
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Windle,
Jill; Rolfe,
John; Brouwer,
Roy.
Metrics for evaluating environmental trade-offs can be developed with varying levels of consistency across case study sites. A key
issue is whether standard evaluation experiments can be conducted over multiple sites, or whether experiments have to be tailored
to each case study application. To test how useful a consistent approach is, choice modelling (CM) has been used in a number of
countries. Choice modelling assess the trade-offs households are prepared to make between water use restrictions, maintaining
environmental conditions in waterways, and increased water costs.
This research paper reports the results of the Queensland
survey. The results show that it is not possible to downplay case study framing issues and that it is not appropriate to...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Choice modelling; Water; Environment; Framing; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94818
The on-farm impact of alternative grazing management options to improve sustainability in western
Chinese grasslands
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jones,
Randall E.; Kemp,
David R.; Michalk,
David; Takahashi,
Taro.
Chinese grasslands are suffering considerable pressures from human and livestock populations. It has been estimated that 90% of
Chinese grasslands are suffering from light to heavy levels of degradation. Allied to this is the low household income of herders
and farmers dependant upon livestock products for their livelihood. Although a range of reasons have been proposed for the high
levels of grassland degradation, principal among these are the high stocking rates adopted by farmers. This not only results in high
utilisation rates of the pasture biomass, leading to bare areas and soil erosion, but individual animal productivity rates also decline.
This paper presents the results of a modelling study of a grassland system in Gansu Province and Inner...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Sustainable grazing; Bioeconomic model; China; Farm Management; Livestock Production/Industries; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6019
A gravity model approach to forecasting tuberculosis transmission in cattle
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Xie,
Fang; Horan,
Richard D.; Wolf,
Christopher A.
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle has caused significant economic losses to livestock producers and has proven difficult to
eradicate. It is suspected that cattle movement across different farms and regions is one of the key factors of bTB transmission in
the United States. Prior attempts to model the epidemiology of bTB infection within cattle to predict disease transmission have not
adequately captured the behavioral aspects of trade. A better understanding of livestock trade patterns would help in predicting
disease transmission and the associated economic effects. In this paper, we develop a gravity model of livestock trade and link it
to an epidemiological model of bTB transmission, with the goal being that this information could lead to improved...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bovine tuberculosis; Gravity model; Disease management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49382
The Importance of Water Property Rights: Lessons from South Africa and Tunisia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Speelman,
Stijn; Frija,
Aymen; Buysse,
Jeroen; Van Huylenbroeck,
Guido.
With increasing water scarcity, research on policy options for improved water allocation and governance becomes an urgent
priority for many developing and developed countries. Evaluating institutional alternatives is however a challenging task. This
article takes a comparative approach and compares case study data from Tunisia and South Africa highlighting the importance of
the water rights system for irrigators. Using contingent valuation methods the benefits for water users of changes in water rights
systems are quantified. In both countries WTP estimates reveal that from the farmers’ perspective significant improvements can
be made to the current water rights systems. This is valuable information for policy makers to guide institutional reforms.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/95954
TOWARD A VALUE FOR GUIDED RAFTING ON SOUTHERN RIVERS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bowker,
James Michael; English,
Donald B.K.; Donovan,
Jason A.
This study examines per trip consumer surplus associated with guided whitewater rafting on two southern rivers. First, household
recreation demand functions are estimated based on the individual travel cost model using truncated count data regression
methods and alternative price specifications. Findings show mean per trip consumer surplus point estimates between $89 and
$286, depending on modeling assumptions and river quality. Magnitudes of these surpluses are very dependent on assumptions
about the opportunity cost of time.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Consumer surplus; Count data; Guided rafting; Travel cost; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15127
How to Realize Breakthrough in WTO Doha Negotiations?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zhou,
Originally
Jian-Ming.
published
by
‘Africa
Link’
(www.africalink.ch/),
Headquarters
in
Switzerland,
(http://www.africalink.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12993%3Ahow-torealizebreakthrough-in-wto-doha-negotiations&catid=49%3Abusiness-andeconomy& Itemid=58 =en)
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Breakthrough; WTO; Doha negotiations; Agriculture; Non-agricultural market; Agricultural and Food Policy;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Food Security and Poverty;
at
Institutional and Behavioral Economics; International Development; International Relations/Trade; Labor and Human Capital;
Political Economy; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; F; K; O; P; Q; R.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97047
Environmental Services, Externalities and Agriculture: The Case of Mountain Tourism in Morocco
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Khalil,
Allali.
This study uses hedonic pricing techniques to estimate the value of agricultural amenities in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains.
The analysis is limited to positive externalities related to land use, providing indicators to better inform policy decisions effecting
rural and agricultural development. Advantages linked to landscape planning and its contribution to sustaining the tourism activity
are documented. Amenities specific to mountain agriculture have a positive influence on the tourist accommodation rental market
and particularly on farmhouses. These advantages include joint products linked to the farmhouses bordering cultivated areas, the
scenery value of annual crops, the shade and attractiveness provided by walnut trees and the presence of domestic...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Agricultural landscape values; Hedonic valuation; Morocco; Rural development; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12010
Investments in irrigation projects - an impact analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kumbhare,
S.L.; Sen,
Madhurima.
Physical infrastructure development is a powerful means of promoting economic growth as (i) it creates production facilities,
“crowds in” private investment and thereby stimulates economic activities, (ii) reduces transaction and marketing costs, improving
competitiveness, and (iii) provides employment opportunities to the poor. Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)
supported irrigation projects help provide the necessary impetus for infrastructure development, thereby aiding in capital
formation. Evaluation of irrigation investments under RIDF in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Orissa, Maharashtra and
Assam has revealed that the investments are economically viable. The net benefits realised by the user community from the
investments in...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47888
AGRICULTURE AND GROUNDWATER QUALITY: THE ARIZONA EXPERIENCE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ayer,
Harry W.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17840
What Now and What Next for Global Biofuel Technologies?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schuck,
Stephen.
This paper provides an overview of first- and second- generation biofuels. First-generation biofuels are ethanol-derived from food
crops such as grains and sugar cane, and biodiesel, which use feedstocks of vegetable oils and animal fats. The technologies for
manufacturing first-generation biofuels are generally mature and are commercially available. It is also noted that biogas is gaining
favour in countries such as Sweden, where it currently accounts for about half the vehicle gas use. The focus of the paper then
shifts to consider alternative processing paths under development, using non-food crops and agricultural and forestry residues. The
two major pathways are: Biochemical — conversion of cellulose and hemicellulose to sugars and their fermentation...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124489
MORE RESERVOIRS OR TRANSFERS? A COMPUTABLE GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM
ANALYSIS OF PROJECTED WATER SHORTAGES IN THE ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Goodman,
D. Jay.
A computable general equilibrium model of the southeastern Colorado economy is used to compare the economic impacts of a
proposed increase in reservoir storage to an alternative: temporary water transfers. While both provide municipalities with
reliable water supply during droughts and are shown to benefit both rural and urban communities, temporary transfers are
accomplished at a much lower economic and environmental cost. This analysis illustrates how computable general equilibrium
models provide a more realistic portrayal of the impact of policy changes than input-output analysis by allowing substitution in
response to economic conditions.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30903
Analise das externalidades negativas no meio ambiente e sustentabilidade na agropecuária
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ponciano,
Niraldo Jose; Souza,
Paulo Marcelo de; Mata,
Henrique Tome Da Costa.
Objetivou-se analisar os efeitos das externalidades negativas no meio ambiente, abordar o Teorema de Coase no que se refere ao
problema de definição dos direitos de propriedade. Adicionalmente, o trabalho explica a teoria econômica da externalidade e
ilustra com exemplos. Descreve o comportamento econômico da externalidade na produção agropecuária e mostra de que modo
ela cria ineficiência de mercado. Posteriormente, são avaliadas algumas medidas compensatórias para corrigir essas ineficiências.
Nesse sentido, argumenta-se em favor da preservação ambiental como requisito básico da manutenção do desenvolvimento
agrícola sustentado. Infere-se que modernização da agricultura brasileira teve importância fundamental para o crescimento
econômico do País, apesar...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Externalidades; Modernização agropecuária; Sustentabilidade; Preservação ambiental.
Externalities; Modernization farming; Sustainability; Environmental preservation.; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/107855
WHO OWNS THE WATER? A CASE STUDY OF EL PASO DEL NORTE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bath,
C. Richard; Petit,
Angela.
This paper, first, reviews the report filed by the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission since it touches on all the
major issues associated with water rights and uses in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, defined as that part of the river from the San
Luis Valley in Colorado to Fort Quitman, Texas. Second, the paper reviews historical developments over water use and water
rights and briefly discusses the major characteristics of El Paso del Norte that do and will have an impact on water supply and
consumption. Then the paper reviews the positions of the major stakeholders in the Basin, paying particular attention to their legal
arguments. Finally, the paper attempts to describe the possible alternative outcomes of the continuing struggle over water.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Water rights--Rio Grande Valley; Water supply--Management --Texas--Lower Rio Grande Valley; Water
supply--Management--Mexico--Rio Grande Valley; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12804
The Impact of Biofuel Production on Crop Production in the Southern Plains
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ragan,
Holly R.; Kenkel,
Philip L.
The objective of the study is to determine how grain-based ethanol, cellulosic-based ethanol, and biodiesel production could
influence cropping patterns in the Southern Plains. The study analyzes current and potential biofuel crop production and projects
cropping changes at various biofuel prices.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/34883
ECONOMIC LINKAGES BETWEEN COASTAL WETLANDS AND HUNTING AND FISHING:
A REVIEW OF VALUE ESTIMATES REPORTED IN THE PUBLISHED LITERATURE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kazmierczak,
Richard F., Jr.
This manuscript summarizes a total of 12 peer-reviewed studies, published from 1978 to 2001, reporting 32 separate estimates for
the disaggregate2 value of hunting and fishing services provided by coastal and non-coastal wetlands. Estimates ranged across
three orders of magnitude and are highly dependent on the specific geographic site providing the service, the target species of the
hunting and fishing activity, and the measurement technique. Considering only coastal zone wetlands across all study categories,
the value of wetlands to single-target hunting and fishing (oysters, menhaden, etc.) ranged from $1.05/acre/year to
$663.74/acre/year, with a mean and median of $113.95/acre/year and $10.03/acre/year, respectively. Considering only coastal
zone...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31687
Addressing the Issues of a Growing Industry (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Durante,
Douglas A.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agribusiness; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37380
Cellulosic Ethanol From Crop Residue Is No Free Lunch
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Malcolm,
Scott A.; Aillery,
Marcel P.
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/122568
The Economics of Coastal Irrigation Schemes: A Case Study
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Richmond,
R.N.
This paper examines the economic feasibility of Lostock Dam on the Paterson River, N.S.W. under a number of assumptions as to
the resulting quantity and type of additional output. It is shown that the dam has a benefit-cost ratio greater than one only when the
additional water is fully utilized and the discount rate is 5 per cent. However farmer estimates indicate that only a proportion of
the extra water will be used, in which case the benefit-cost ratio is less than 0.1.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1971
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9578
Amanzi Ayimpilo (Water is Life!): Regulatory Governance of the Water Sector in South Africa
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Muller,
Kobus; Uys,
Frederick M.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30653
The Economics of Natural Disasters - Implications and Challenges for Food Security
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: de Haen,
Hartwig; Hemrich,
Gunter.
A large and growing share of the world's poor lives under conditions in which high hazard risk coincides with high vulnerability.
In the last decade, natural disasters claimed 79,000 lives each year and affected more than 200 million people, with damages
amounting to almost US $ 70 billion annually. Experts predict that disasters will become even more frequent and their impact
more severe, expecting a five-fold global cost increase over the next fifty years, mainly due to climate change and a further
concentration of the world's population in vulnerable habitats. The paper argues that in order to mitigate disaster impact on poor
population groups, development policy and disaster management need to become mutually supportive. Focusing on challenges...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Food Security and Poverty; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25320
THE ECONOMICS OF SNOW MANAGEMENT: AN APPLICATION OF GAME THEORY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Snyder,
John R.; Skold,
Melvin D.; Willis,
Wayne O.
The physical potentials of managing snow to obtain additional soil water for the enhancement of plant growth have been
demonstrated. The benefits exceed the costs of snow management when averaged over time. The net benefits in any one year may
be positive or negative, however, depending in part upon climatic variables. This paper casts the decision of whether or not to
practice snow management as a farmer-against-nature game theory model. If farmers are pessimistic about precipitation prospects,
snow management is not a profitable practice. When normal or above normal precipitation is expected, snow management is
profitable.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1979
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32293
Impacts of Water Supply Changes on the Rice Market of Lao PDR: Stochastic Analysis of Supply and
Demand Model
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Furuya,
Jun; Meyer,
Seth D.
Laotian rice producers in upland areas experience highly fluctuating yields and production and producers in wet season rice areas
in the southern region face high price risk. This paper examines the exposure to risk of producers in both regions facing changes
in water supplies. A supply and demand model of rice in Laos, considering water supply changes, is developed and stochastic
elements are added to the model to represent uncertainty in climatic variables. Furthermore, the risks associated with price and
production fluctuation are evaluated by using the differences between market and certainty equivalent prices. The results show
that the coefficient of variation of production is higher in upland rice than wet and dry season rice, i.e., 0.3226, and if...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Water supply change; Rice supply and demand model; Stochastic model; Lao PDR; Q11; Q25; Crop
Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25638
Agriculture in a Water-Scarce World
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gilmour,
Brad; Jotanovic,
Aleksandar; Gurung,
Rajendra Kumar; Polcyn,
Tania; Deng,
Hugh.
With a relatively small population and 7% of the world's available freshwater resources, Canada is well placed for a world of
water scarcity where the real value of water in its many uses becomes more and more apparent. However, action is necessary to
ensure that Canada continues to benefit from the social, economic and environmental goods and services derived from water
resources. Experience and analysis suggests that policy and incentives play critical roles in the sustainable exploitation of natural
resources. In particular, properly valuing water in all its forms and uses appears to be critical.
Analysis abroad has underlined
the benefits of clearly delineating the roles of regulators, resource managers, infrastructure operators and service...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Water; Governance; Scarcity; Incentives; Sustainability; Valuation; Accountability; Transparency;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46689
US BIOFUEL AND CLIMATE POLICIES DUEL OVER CELLULOSIC BIOMASS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Thompson,
Wyatt; Meyer,
Seth D.; Westhoff,
Patrick C.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; International
Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/91404
Regional Sustainable Development of Rural Areas Based on HDI - a case of Jilin Province, China
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wang,
Xiao-yan; Chen,
Li-ming.
This paper introduces the connotation of Human Development Index (HDI) and its dimensional indices, as well as the HDI
comprehensive evaluation method based on entropy weight. And the specific formula and steps for calculation are put forward.
This paper also selects the HDI dimensional indices (life expectancy index, education index and GDP index), and constructs the
evaluation index system of regional sustainable development. Based on the field investigation on Yushu, Jiutai and Yongji in Jilin
Province, relevant data of HDI dimensional indices are collected. According to the comprehensive evaluation method based on
entropy weight, sustainable development levels of the three typical rural areas in Jilin Province are evaluated. Result shows that
the...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Human development index (HDI); Rural area; Sustainable development; Entropy weight; China;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/54036
Forestry in the Next Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities for the USDA Forest Service
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Binkley,
Clark S.
Throughout the globe, forestry faces predictable trends associated with the transition from reliance on natural forests to ones
created through human stewardship. Laid over the ordinary economics of this transition are increases in the values of the
environmental services that forests provide. The three general approaches to forest management--natural forest management,
plantation forest management, and preserve management--are evaluated in this economic context. The USDA Forest Service has
interesting opportunities to apply each approach, but doing so will require profound organizational changes.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Forestry; Forest Service; Economics; Environment; Timber; Forest plantations; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy; H41; H42; Q23; Q28.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10912
Water quality warnings and recreational fishing: effects over time and across space
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Speir,
Cameron; Ando,
Amy Whritenour.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9945
Towards Quantifying The Economic Effects Of Poor And Fluctuating Water Quality On Irrigation
Agriculture: A Case Study Of The Lower Vaal And Riet Rivers
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Armour,
R.J.; Viljoen,
Machiel F.
Irrigation farmers in the lower reaches of the Vaal and Riet Rivers are experiencing substantial yield reductions in certain crops
and more profitable crops have been withdrawn from production, hypothesised, as a result of generally poor but especially
fluctuating water quality. In this paper secondary data is used in a linear programming model to test this hypothesis by calculating
the potential loss in farm level optimal returns. The model is static with a time frame of two production seasons. Linear crop-water
quality production functions (Ayers & Westcot, 1983; adapted from Maas & Hoffmann, 1977) are used to calculate net
returns for the eight most common crops grown. Results show optimal enterprise composition under various water quality...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56171
Yield and Production Costs for Three Potential Dedicated Energy Crops in Mississippi and Oklahoma
Environments
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Busby,
David P.; Little,
Seonghuyk; Baldwin,
Randall D.; Shaik,
Brian S.; Taliaferro,
Saleem; Martins,
Angelina; Epplin,
Francis M.; Hwang,
Charles M.
The objective of this paper is to determine production costs of switchgrass, eastern gammagrass, and giant miscanthus using
Mississippi and Oklahoma data. Production costs were computed using a standard enterprise budgeting approach by species and
method of harvest. Results indicate cost difference across species and method of harvest.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Yield and Cost; Biomass species; Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/34854
Disease Emergence and Food Security: Global Impact of Pathogens on Sustainable Aquaculture
Production
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Walker,
Peter J.
Aquaculture is one of the most rapidly developing sectors of global food production, contributing significantly to socio-economic
development by providing food security and export earnings from high-value products. The importance of the industry to the
expanding world population is underscored by the growing gap between supply and demand for seafood. However, rapid growth
in aquaculture has been accompanied by increasing problems with disease, and disease is now seen as a very significant threat to
sustainable production and trade. During the past decade, disease has devastated prawn farming in Asia and Latin America, with
annual losses of up to US$3 billion. Devastating losses have also hit the salmon farming industries of Europe and North America,
the...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Food Security and Poverty; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124074
Environmental water needs and impacts of irrigated agriculture in river basins: A framework for a
new research program
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Smakhtin,
Vladimir U.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Water resource management; Water conservation; Irrigated farming; River basins; Environmental effects;
Ecosystems; Water requirements; Water allocation; Catchment areas; Lagoons; Wetlands; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Farm Management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92695
Integrated control of invasive alien plants in terrestrial ecosystems
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: van Wilgen,
Brian; Richardson,
Dave; Higgins,
Steven Ian.
Effective management of invading alien plants in natural and semi-natural systems is imperative if we are to prevent enormous
impacts. An integrated approach involving the combined use of a range of methods is usually necessary to control invasive alien
plants effectively. The various methods that are available are usually classified as: mechanical methods (felling, removing of
invading alien plants, often in conjunction with burning); chemical methods (using environmentally safe herbicides); and
biological control (using species-specific insects and diseases from the alien plant's country of origin). Approaches available for
integrated control depend on the species under consideration (features of individual species and the number and identity of
species...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47853
Water and land in South Africa : economywide impacts of reform -- a case study for the Olifants river
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mukherjee,
Natasha.
"July 1996." Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-41).
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Equilibrium (Economics) -- Models; Computable general equilibrium (CGE); South Africa; Watershed
management; Land use; Water; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97763
BIOFUEL PRODUCTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR GRAIN INDUSTRY AND CONSUMERS
(PowerPoint Presentation)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shapouri,
Hosein.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32833
IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE AND THE GREAT PLAINS: PROBLEMS AND POLICY
ALTERNATIVES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Beattie,
Bruce R.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1981
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32582
Documentation of a multi-topic questionnaire-based survey on sustainable resource use in rural China
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jia,
Xiangping; Buchenrieder,
Gertrud.
This Discussion Paper documents a survey conducted in rural China in 2005. A multi-topic survey funded by the Sino-German
international Training Program "Sustainable Resource Use in North China", the project covers farm management, land property
rights and rural credit access on the North China Plain. From a credit standpoint, this paper covers questionnaire design, sample,
survey implementation, data entry, a brief assessment of the overall experience, as well as lessons drawn.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Questionnaire; Survey; Credit access; Household model; Categorical variables; Stata.; Agribusiness; Farm
Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; International Development; Land Economics/Use; Productivity
Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C81; C93; D19.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/90856
Teaching sustainable resource management in uncertain environment
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Huck,
Petra; Salhofer,
Klaus.
Dynamic evolutions of resource stocks with stochastic elements in the transition equation are in general very difficult to master.
Their handling requires a deep understanding of control theory, probability theory and sometimes even of game theory due to
strategic interaction of ‘ 'agents'’ . But without strong mathematical backgrounds, students from adjacent research fields have a
hard time with control theory. The same is true for probability theory and game theory. One way to avoid this problem is to
change the aim: instead of target function optimization, guarantee the continuance of the system within certain boundaries. The
latter relates to Viability theory. Unfortunately, even Viability theory requires more mathematics than the '‘ average'’ student...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21451
O TURISMO EM ÁREAS RURAIS MINEIRAS: UMA ALTERNATIVA SOCIOECONÔMICA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Chequer,
Karina Lopes; Neto,
Jose Ambrosio Ferreira.
This study examines the probable contributions of tourism in rural areas for the social and economical development of Minas
Gerais State. It fits within the scope of research aiming to identify the mechanisms and strategies which allow rural families to
increase their income and utilize their work force with non-agricultural rural activity. In this study it was conclude that the
potentialities of tourism in rural areas are relevant in the State, due to natural, cultural and historical attractions, which makes the
state one that keeps the larger number of investments directed to the touristic activities on rural area.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Tourism in rural areas; Non-agricultural activity; Rural families.; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/43983
Greenhouse gas and groundwater recharge abatement benefits of tree crops in southwestern
Australian farming systems
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Petersen,
Elizabeth H.; Schilizzi,
Steven; Bennett,
David.
The indirect benefits of a commercial tree crop for greenhouse gas and groundwater recharge abatement are analysed. Oil mallees
are introduced into a whole-farm linear programming model as a source of income, an offset to greenhouse gas emissions from the
mixed sheep and cropping enterprises and as a source of groundwater recharge abatement. The profitability of oil mallees is found
to be very sensitive to the discount rate, yield and price assumptions and the relative profitability of other farm enterprises
(especially the wool enterprise). Under standard assumptions where oil mallees are profitable, the trees significantly reduced
greenhouse gas emissions and groundwater recharge and the farm remains profitable. If farm-level policies are introduced for...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116189
TO NEGOTIATE OR TO GAME THEORIZE: Negotiation vs. Game Theory Outcomes for Water
Allocation Problems in the Kat Basin, South Africa
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dinar,
Ariel; Farolfi,
Stefano; Patrone,
Fioravante; Rowntree,
Kate.
The 6th MEETING ON GAME THEORY AND PRACTICE Zaragoza, Spain 10-12 July 2006
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Negotiation; Role-playing game; Core; Nucleolus; Shapley value; Water allocation; Economic efficiency;
Planning models; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C61; C71; C78; Q25; Q56; R14.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/60888
THE ECONOMICS OF AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES PREVENTION IN THE GREAT LAKES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Warolin,
Ben.
Just over a decade ago, the zebra mussel came to the Great Lakes. This rapidly expanding species brought new attention to an
issue of great importance to the Great Lakes, Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS). The term Aquatic Nuisance Species refers to
aquatic organisms not indigenous to a particular ecosystem, in this case the Great Lakes, which impose costs on the ecosystem and
society. The devastating ecological consequences and the considerable direct economic costs of certain introductions, and the
potential for future invaders, give the ANS issue importance and argue for efforts to prevent future threats. This paper provides
an introduction to the economics of the ANS issue for the purpose of policy evaluation. The analysis in this paper utilizes a...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11025
Reducing Automobile Dependency on Campus: Evaluating the Impact TDM Using Stated Preferences
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Barla,
Philippe; Lapierre,
Nathanael; Alvarez Daziano,
Ricardo; Herrmann,
Markus.
In this paper, we evaluate the potential impacts of travel demand management strategies to reduce the commuting mode share of
automobiles using stated preference data. The analysis is carried out on members of Université Laval in Quebec City (Canada).
We measure the impact of travel time and cost as well as attitudes toward automobile, public transit and the environment. We find
elasticities with respect to time and cost parameters that are low implying that large changes are required to have a noticeable
impact. We find however that combining several policy interventions is more effective. Policies aiming at reducing automobile
dependency by changing attitudes do not appear to be particularly effective.
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Mode choice; Stated preferences; Travel demand management; Community/Rural/Urban Development;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; R41; R48; Q58.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121311
Participatory watershed management for sustainable rural livelihoods in India
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yoganand,
Budumuru; Gebremedhin,
Tesfa G.
International development goals moved beyond increasing food production to include poverty reduction and protecting the
environment in a sustainable way. Degradation of natural resources due to exploitation coupled with population pressure in
developing countries causing food insecurity and environmental degradation further. Participatory watershed management
approach is proposed to address this problem effectively.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/35343
Regulation versus pricing in urban water policy: the case of the Australian National Water Initiative
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Byrnes,
Joel; Crase,
Lin; Dollery,
Brian.
The Australian National Water Initiative (NWI) builds on the foundations of earlier water reforms, attempts to correct earlier
errors in both policy and its implementation, and seeks to better define some of the policy aims with the benefit of hindsight.
However, despite the deliberate effort to improve on earlier reforms, the NWI still embodies a significant economic paradox.
Although policymakers have shown their faith in the market insofar as allocating water between competing agricultural interests is
concerned, they have not shown the same degree of faith in the ability of urban users to respond to price signals. This paper
attempts to shed at least some light on this question by examining the responses of a number of State governments across...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Water reform; Urban water; Water market; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116964
Estimating water requirements and water storage requirements for farms, community and backyard
gardens, and for large irrigation systems: A user manual for PLANWAT Version 1.2.3b and a
CD-ROM to install this program
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: van Heerden,
Pieter S.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Computer models; Computer software; Irrigation requirements; Estimation; Irrigated farming; Irrigation
management; Water harvesting; Water requirements; Water storage; Production Economics; Research and Development/Tech
Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92657
THE ECONOMICS OF CONTROLLING A BIOLOGICAL INVASION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Olson,
Lars J.; Roy,
Santanu.
The paper develops a simple economic model of a biological invasion. The natural growth of the invasion is non-convex and the
immediate cost of controlling the invasion depends on the level of current control as well as the current size of the invasion.
Greater control raises control costs today while reducing damages - now and in the future. In addition, by decreasing the size of
the invasion, increased control today raises the marginal cost of control in the future. As a consequence, the optimal path of an
invasion is not necessarily monotonic. When the marginal control cost declines sharply with the size of invasion, it may be
optimal to allow an invasion to grow naturally before it is controlled. We characterize conditions under which it is optimal to...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28591
Information Reference Models for European Pork Supply Networks
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lehmann,
Richard J.; Fritz,
Melanie; Schiefer,
Gerhard.
Several global developments such as diminishing production resources, limits in the availability of water and the growing demand
for bio-energy as well as sector-wide crises (e.g. BSE, swine fever, dioxin) have led to a changing attitude of society towards the
conse-quences of the food system‘s activities for social, economic and environmental issues, cap-tured in the term of
sustainability. As a consequence, consumers show increasing interest in the characteristics of food, and in turn, on the availability
of related information and guaran-tees. The paper introduces different information reference models for European pork supply
networks, which give an aggregated overview about information availability and exchange in the pork sector, identify additional...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Information Modelling; Reference Modelling; Food Safety; Quality; Global Warm-ing Potential; Agribusiness;
Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Research
Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/122014
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF LAND DEGRADATION IN AUSTRALIA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kirby,
Michael G.; Blyth,
Michael J.
In this article an overview of several economic aspects of land degradation in Australia is presented. The economic rationale for
government intervention in land management decisions relating to degradation is explored. Some potential sources of inefficient
private land use decisions are identified. However, there are significant difficulties in designing policies which will result in
resource allocation decisions superior to market outcomes.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22448
Macroeconomics and Forest Sustainability in the Developing World
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sedjo,
Roger A.
Governments often use fiscal, exchange rate, monetary policy as well as export promotion tax increases, privatization, and land
reform as part of comprehensive adjustments packages for addressing economic imbalances, balance of payments, and structural
weaknesses. Such approaches, however, have come under heavy criticism for failing to recognize the social and environmental
costs associated with them. Critics have argued that economic growth, trade liberalization, and increased primary product exports
increase pressure on many sectors, including the agricultural and forestry land use sectors. This paper examines a number of these
types of external shocks. This paper makes two arguments. First, from a theoretical economic perspective, although in many
cases...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Forests; Sustainability; Macroeconomics; Trade; Exchange rates; Structural adjustment; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10458
Water Pricing as a Tool for Integrated Water Resource Management: A Synthesis of Key Issues for
Rural West Africa
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schrecongost,
Alyse; Staatz,
John M.; Diallo,
Boubacar Cisse; Yade,
Mbaye.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Downloads June 2008-July 2009: 12.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11272
Whale-watching and Herring Fishing: Joint or Independent Production?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lee,
Min-Yang A.
The effects of "localized depletion" of a pelagic fishery (herring) on a non-extractive marine activity (tourism) are investigated.
Proponents of the localized depletion theory claim that intense fishing effort can lead to areas that are unsuitable for predators like
tuna, groundfish, and whales. This leads to poor outcomes for the fishing and whale-watching industries. However, there has been
no consensus in the scientific community about the existence of this phenomenon. Localized depletion would be consistent with
an economic theory of joint production, in which nearshore herring stocks are an input in production of both herring and
whale-watching trips. A unique dataset of daily whale-watching outcomes is combined with fishing effort and oceanographic...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Whales; Fishing; Panel data; Search; Ecosystem Based Management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
Q57; Q26; Q22.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6086
Civil Liability, Safety and Nuclear Parks: Is Concentrated Management Better?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mondello,
Gerard.
Ultra-hazardous risky activities as nuclear industry cannot be considered as “normal industries” i.e. industries without abnormal
environmental and health risks. Consequently, the industrial organization of these specific sectors is of the utmost importance.
This paper aims at studying this question. We focus on the associated costs of prevention and civil liability. We analyze how civil
liability rules may contribute to extend or to discourage the expansion of nuclear parks to new operators. The paper compares the
consequences of extending the management of nuclear stations to several independent operators. This question can apply to the
unification process of the European electricity market in which several public and private nuclear power operators are...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Strict Liability; Electric Energy; Nuclear Plants; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q5; Q58; Q53; K23;
L13; L52; L94.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/102571
Sustainable development ability of grain production in Sichuan Province
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Guo,
Hong; Zou,
Yi-xing; Xiong,
Guang.
We set up the evaluation index system of the sustainable development ability of grain production on the basis of the overall
analysis of grain production trend in Sichuan Province. And then we evaluate the sustainable development ability of grain
production from 1990 to 2006 in Sichuan Province by adopting the method of principal component analysis. Result shows that the
sustainable development ability of grain production has improved steadily, but there are some hidden troubles such as frequently
changes of grain yield and gradually decrease of total farmland. Cluster analysis method is used to study on the sustainable
development ability of grain production of 21 cities of Sichuan Province in the year 2006. result shows that grain production
levels in...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Sichuan Province; Grain production; Sustainable development; Principal component analysis; Cluster analysis;
China; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53481
New Zealand Agriculture Policy Review
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gilmour,
Brad; Gurung,
Rajendra Kumar.
In 1984, New Zealand introduced important policy reforms in order to address major macroeconomic and fiscal imbalances. New
Zealand's support to agricultural producers rapidly decreased from 30 percent of the value of production to about 2 percent, and
has remained the lowest among OECD economies since that time. After a difficult transition, the removal of subsidies resulted in
a more diversified and competitive rural economy in New Zealand; total factor productivity growth has been roughly 2.5 percent
annually since 1984, compared to roughly 1.5 percent in the prereform period. This Policy Review focuses on agricultural policy
today and how New Zealand is supporting the agricultural sector now without resorting to subsidies. It describes the policy New...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: New Zealand; Agricultural policy; Benchmark; Proactive; Agricultural and Food Policy; Institutional and
Behavioral Economics; International Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46688
PROGRAMMED EFFECTS OF SURFACE WATER PRICE LEVELS ON U.S. AGRICULTURAL
WATER USE AND PRODUCTION PATTERNS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Morton,
Andrew S.; Christensen,
Douglas A.; Heady,
Earl O.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1981
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32081
The Economics of Harvesting and Transporting Corn Stover for Conversion to Fuel Ethanol: A Case
Study for Minnesota
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Petrolia,
Daniel R.
Corn stover harvest and transport cost functions were estimated for two harvest operations for a proposed biomass-to-ethanol
conversion facility located in southern Minnesota, USA. This work presents an alternative methodology to estimating corn stover
quantities and harvest costs at the county level, taking into account county-specific yields, transportation distances, erosion
constraints, machinery specifications, and other key variables. Monte Carlo simulation was also used to estimate the probability
distribution of costs under alternative assumption on key parameters whose values vary widely in the literature. Marginal stover
cost for 50MM gal/year of ethanol output was estimated at $54/dt ($0.77/gal ethanol) for the more intensive harvest method...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Biomass; Corn stover; Economics; Ethanol; Lignocellulose; Monte Carlo; Crop Production/Industries; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14213
Valuing protection of the Great Barrier Reef with choice modelling by management policy options
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rolfe,
John; Windle,
Jill.
Valuing protection of the Great Barrier Reef with choice modelling by management policy options
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/59153
Giant Clams in the Sustainable Development of the South Pacific: Socioeconomic Issues in
Mariculture and Conservation
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Technical Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118697
Preliminary Investigation Into The Benefits From Investments In Environmental Research: Case
Studies on Water Clarity/Quality and The Biological Management of Possums
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cullen,
Smallman,
Ross; Hughey,
Clive; Su-Wuen,
Kenneth F.D.; Meyer-Hubbert,
Gerit; Bicknell,
Kathryn; Meister,
Anton D.;
Ong.
MoRST is performing an evaluation of the funds invested in environmental research. The two case studies discussed in this paper
contribute to the ongoing decision-making about this investment. Substantial funds have been invested in both research
programmes identified. Because the main benefits associated with research output are environmental, they are difficult to value
monetarily. Preliminary analysis suggests that at a discount rate of 6%, annual future benefit flows of $7 - $10 million will justify
the water quality/clarity research. The expenditure on possum biocontrol will be justified if the research generates an annual future
benefit flow of $20 million.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Cost benefit analysis; Returns to research; Environmental research; Community/Rural/Urban Development;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97788
Valuing protection of the Great Barrier Reef with choice modelling by management policy options
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rolfe,
John; Windle,
Jill.
In this paper the results of a choice modelling experiment to value increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is
reported. There are very few previous studies that identify protection values for the Great Barrier Reef, making it difficult to
evaluate whether the community benefits from future additional protection measures are larger than the costs involved. The
valuation experiment that has been conducted is novel in two important ways. First, different management policies to increase
protection have been included as labels in the choice experiment to test if the mechanisms to achieve improvements are important
to respondents. Second, the level of certainty associated with predicted reef health has been included as an attribute in the...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/95070
EFFICIENT PATTERNS OF CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES IN A WATERSHED: THE CASE OF
THE GRANDE RONDE RIVER, OREGON
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Watanabe,
Michio; Adams,
Richard M.; Wu,
JunJie.
This research examines a spatially explicit allocation of habitat restoration activities in an Oregon watershed to meet water
temperature targets for the benefit of endangered salmonid fish species. Integrating hydrological, biological and economic models,
a series of optimization problems are investigated for different policy targets including temperature reductions and enhanced fish
populations. Results indicated that the heterogeneous nature of riparian conditions and stream morphology needs to be considered
if restoration activities are to be allocated efficiently in a watershed. We also found that it is less costly to implement restoration
activities in tributaries if the objective is to maximize stream length where water temperatures decrease by a...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21995
Tuna Baitfish and the Pole-and-line Industry in Kiribati
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rawlinson,
N.J.F.; Milton,
D.A.; Blaber,
S.J.M.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1992
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113895
A REVIEW OF ECOSYSTEM VALUATION TECHNIQUES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Carson,
Rebecca M.; Bergstrom,
John C.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16651
Afforestation of lmperata Grasslands in Indonesia: Results of Industrial Tree Plantation Research
Trials at Teluk Sirih on Pulau Laut, Kalimantan Selatan
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Turvey,
Nigel D.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113902
Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Adams,
Richard M.; Peck,
Dannele E.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q25; Q54.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94496
The Forest Sector: Important Innovations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sedjo,
Roger A.
Unlike other resources such as petroleum, coal, and copper, forests are renewable. Yet, in many respects forests historically have
been treated as a nonrenewable resource in that forest stocks were depleted or "mined" and loggers moved on to exploit other
"deposits." The lands were often put to other uses, typically agricultural, or allowed to regenerate naturally. This paper looks at
technical change in forest extraction, i.e., logging under a number of different conditions. It finds that, on average, labor
productivity has been increasing in recent decades. However, total factor productivity in the US has declined in recent years. In
addition, the study examines the tree-growing potential of plantation forestry. It finds that there is underway a...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Productivity; Resources; Forests; Timber; Technology; Innovations; Plantations; Logging; Genetics; Extraction;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; O31; O32; O50; O51; Q23.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10667
ECONOMY-WIDE BENEFITS FROM ESTABLISHING WATER USER-RIGHT MARKETS IN A
SPATIALLY HETEROGENEOUS AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Diao,
Xinshen; Roe,
Terry L.; Doukkali,
Rachid.
This paper analyzes the economy-wide gains obtainable from the allocation of surface irrigation water to its most productive use,
and evaluates a decentralized mechanism for achieving this result in a spatially heterogeneous environment. The focus country
for the analysis is Morocco. The analysis is based on a general equilibrium model that, in addition to the rest of the economy,
captures 83 agricultural production activities, 66 of which are in seven separately identified water districts that span the entire
country. The results suggest that a decentralized water trading mechanism could increase agricultural output by 8.3 percent,
affect the rental rates of other agricultural inputs at the national level, including labor, and have economy-wide effects...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12971
Identification Of Important Criteria In Farm Systems Decisions Around Lake Taupo
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dooley,
A.E.; Smeaton,
D.; Ledgard,
S.F.
Nitrogen leaching from agriculture contributes to contamination of Lake Taupo. Multiple criteria decision making was used to
compare fourteen pre-defined farming systems which reduced, or maintained nitrogen losses. Case study participants included
three to four each of Maori Incorporation representatives, owner-operators, Environment Waikato employees, and researchers.
The total group identified criteria that were important in choosing between the systems. Profit and nitrogen outputs were provided
for the systems. Individuals weighted criteria and subjectively scored each system’s performance against the remaining criteria.
Systems were ranked using this information. Variation within and between groups was considerable. Key criteria included: profit;
farm...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Farm systems; Decision making; Agriculture; Environment; Nitrogen leaching; Multiple criteria decision
making; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm
Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy; Industrial Organization; Land
Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/98504
Allozyme Electrophoretic Methods for Analysing Genetic Variation in Giant Clams (Tridacnidae)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Benzie,
J.A.H.; Williams,
S.T.; Macaranas,
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1993
J.M.
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/113867
Clean or “Dirty” Energy: Evidence on a Renewable Energy Resource Curse
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gennaioli,
Caterina; Tavoni,
Massimo.
The aim of this paper is to provide an assessment of the potential for resource curse in the renewable energy sector. Taking a
political economy approach, we analyze the link between public support schemes for renewable energy and the potential scope for
rent seeking and corruption. The insights of a model of political influence by interest groups are tested empirically using a panel
data of Italian provinces for the period 1990-2007. We find evidence that a curse exists in the case of wind energy, and
specifically that: i) criminal association activity increased more in high-wind provinces and especially after the introduction of a
more favourable public policy regime and, ii) the expansion of the wind energy sector has been driven by both the wind level...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Corruption; Natural Resources Curse; Wind Energy; Political Economy; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; D73; O13; P16.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/115846
Optimal Management of Invasive Species with Different Reproduction and Survival Strategies
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Elofsson,
Katarina; Bengtsson,
Goran; Gren,
Ing-Marie.
In this paper, a numerical model is developed where the role of species life history and age structure for the optimal management
of a harvested resident species which is exposed to an invasive species. It is shown that reproduction and mortality characteristics
of both species as well as age structure of the invader at the time of invasion are important for the costs of invasions when the
invader and resident species compete for scarce resources. Species with low juvenile survival and high reproduction is found to be
most robust against invasions and more damaging as an invader. Properties of the harvesting cost function as well as the discount
rate are shown to be of importance for the development of the invader population. Hence, it is possible to...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Invasive species; Resident species; Control; Harvest; Age-structured model; Optimization; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114343
Depreciation and Obsolescence in the Context of Natural Resource Accounting
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Harris,
Michael.
Conventional national accounting practice emphasises depreciation as both a physical loss in productive capital and an economic
loss due to obsolescence. This emphasis is only partially paralleled in prescriptions for natural resource accounting, where
resource depletion is typically treated as “physical capital depreciation”. Depreciation resulting from obsolescence—and thus
relative price changes rather than physical wastage—does not feature in resource accounting. The question is, what (if anything)
does a consideration of obsolescence imply for work in resource accounting? What price changes should be incorporated into
revised accounts, and when are they distinct from capital gains/losses? What is the connection between obsolescence and
productivity...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/57886
INTEGRATING BIOMASS TO PRODUCE HEAT AND POWER AT ETHANOL PLANTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: De Kam,
Matthew J.; Morey,
R. Vance; Tiffany,
Douglas G.
Published in: Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 25(2): 227‐244
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Biomass; Renewable; Sustainable; Model; Gasification; Combustion; Emissions; Ethanol production; Combined
heat and power; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/93631
THE MILFORD TRACK: VALUATION ESTIMATES OF A RECREATION GOOD
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Woodfield,
Alan; Cowie,
Don.
This paper uses observations on visitation rates to estimate Clawson demand functions for a non-priced recreation commodity,
namely, the Milford Track located in the Fiordland National Park of New Zealand. Different classes of user with potentially
different demand elasticities are identified, and shadow prices consistent with revenue maximization of a discriminating and
non-discriminatory monopolist tourist authority are estimated. Alternative maximum revenue and consumers' surplus valuations
are presented which correspond to different concepts of measures of willingness to pay for use, including travel costs and the
opportunity cost of time.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1977
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22487
The Surge in Oil Prices: Anatomy of a Non-Crisis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Anderson,
John W.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10463
What Motivates Common Pool Resource Users? Experimental Evidence from the Field
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Velez,
Maria Alejandra; Stranlund,
John K.; Murphy,
James J.
This paper develops and tests several models of pure Nash strategies of individuals who extract from a common pool resource
when they are motivated by a combination of self-interest and other motivations such as altruism, reciprocity, inequity aversion
and conformism. We test whether an econometric summary of subjects' strategies is consistent with one of these motivations using
data from a series of common pool resource experiments conducted in three regions of Colombia. As expected, average extraction
levels are less than that predicted by a model of pure self-interest, but are nevertheless sub-optimal. Moreover, we find that a
model of conformism with monotonically increasing best response functions best describes average strategies. Our empirical...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14535
Wind Energy Development in New York State: Issues for Landowners
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dorociak,
Christopher J.; Chapman,
Duane; Henehan,
Brian M.; Barry,
Jude.
Wind power development is increasing dramatically because of New York’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. This standard will
make it necessary for New York’s utilities to increase their use of renewable energy by more than 50%. As a result, wind power
developers are seeking new sites for wind power generation in New York. This bulletin is intended to be used as a resource by
private landowners in New York State who are concerned about wind development’s implications. It guides the landowner stepby- step through the process of wind development on private property. It starts with suggestions for the preliminary stages of
development where the landowner interacts with the community and begins contemplating the effects of wind power on a local
level. It then...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/122033
The Value of Information: A Background Paper on Measuring the Contribution of Space-Derived
Earth Science Data to National Resource Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: MacAuley,
Molly K.
This study, prepared at the request of the Office of Earth Science at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA), describes a general framework for conceptualizing the value of information and illustrates how the framework might be
used to value information from earth science data collected from space. The framework serves two purposes. One purpose is
provision of a common basis by which to conduct and evaluate studies of the value of earth science information that serves a
variety of uses, from improving environmental quality to protecting public health and safety. The second purpose is to better
inform decision-makers about the value of data and information. Decision-makers comprise three communities: consumers and
producers of...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Value of information; Earth science; Natural resource economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
O32; O38; Q28.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10839
Dairy Farm Management Adjustments to Biofuels-Induced Changes in Agricultural Markets
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schmit,
Todd M.; Boisvert,
Richard N.; Enahoro,
Dolapo K.; Chase,
Larry.
A mathematical programming model of a representative New York dairy farm is developed to identify optimal management
adjustments to increased availability of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). While at current prices DDGS feeding
is limited to dry cows and young stock, as prices decrease, DDGS in lactating cow rations increase from 7.4% to 20% on a dry
matter basis. While expected changes in net farm returns are modest, more important is the consideration of changes in nutrient
management practices necessary to deal with increasing levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in the animal waste.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Production; Management; Agribusiness; Agricultural Finance; Farm Management; Financial Economics;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51155
Stochastic efficiency optimisation of alternative agricultural water use strategies
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Grove,
Bennie.
Mathematical programming was used to optimise utility efficient deficit irrigation schedules for maize in Vaalharts, based on
certainty equivalence assuming an exponential utility function. Total gross margin risk resulting from production risk of
alternative deficit irrigation practices was quantified using an irrigation simulation model and stochastic budgeting procedures.
Results showed that the portfolio of irrigation schedules for a risk averse farmer may include schedules with high production risk,
due to the interaction of resource use between alternatives when water is limited. Owing to the difficulty of implementing the best
portfolio of irrigation schedules, the optimised schedules may best be used to benchmark the efficiency of second best...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10136
Fuel for Food: Energy Use in the U.S. Food System
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Canning,
Patrick N.
In 2007, the U.S. food system accounted for almost 16 percent of the Nation’s energy budget. Between 1997 and 2002, over 80
percent of the increase in annual U.S. energy consumption was food related. Population growth, higher per capita food
expenditures, and greater reliance on energy-using technologies boosted food-related energy consumption.
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121892
Economics of Producing Sunflower for Fuel on Diverted Acres
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Swenson,
Andrew L.; Johnson,
Roger G.; Helgeson,
Delmer L.; Kaufman,
Kenton R.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use.
Ano: 1983
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23400
Overview: Designing and Implementing Invasive Species Prevention, Eradication, and Control
Policies: Economics, Biology, and Uncertainty
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94375
Specification of the individual's demand function: The treatment of time
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hanemann,
W. Michael.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6284
Agricultural land management strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in the Gippsland Lakes,
Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Roberts,
Anna M.; Pannell,
David J.; Doole,
Graeme J.; Vigiak,
Olga.
A target to reduce phosphorus flows into the Gippsland Lakes in south-eastern Australia by 40 per cent to improve water quality
has previously been established by stakeholders. An integrated analysis at the catchment scale is undertaken to assess the
agricultural land management changes required to achieve this target, and to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these changes. It
appears technically feasible to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in P load entering the lakes, but the least-costly way of doing so
would require around A$1 billion over 20 years, a dramatic increase in the current levels of funding provided for management. On
the other hand, a 20 per cent P reduction could be achieved at much lower cost: around $80 million over 20 years and...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Benefit: cost analysis; Dairy; Diffuse source; Trade-offs; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; Q15; Q25; Q53; Q57.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/102454
Views of Primary Producers in the Taupo and Rotorua catchments: implications for water quality
policy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Botha,
Neels; Parminter,
Terry G.
Lakes Taupo and Rotorua are important to New Zealand, but declining lake water quality is increasingly becoming a problem.
Primary producers are said to be impacting heavily on the lakes' water quality through discharges that reach them through streams
and ground water. The paper discusses the results of ongoing social research in the lakes' catchments. Data gathering was through
literature reviews, interviews and workshops. The views, farming goals and perceived mediocre to poor adoptability of new
environmental practices and technologies by primary producers in the lakes' catchments indicate that policy instruments
encouraging voluntary change are unlikely to positively impact on water quality.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Adoptability; Policy instrument; Farming goals; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31947
ECONOMIC VALUE OF THE CARBON SINK SERVICES OF TROPICAL SECONDARY
FORESTS AND ITS MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ramirez,
Octavio A.; Carpio,
Carlos E.; Ortiz,
Rosalba; Finnegan,
Brian.
This paper explores the economic feasibility secondary forest regeneration and conservation as an alternative to help address
global warming. Detailed measurements of tropical secondary forests through time, in different ecological zones of Costa Rica,
are used for estimating carbon storage models. The paper addresses key issues in the international discussion about cross- and
within-country compensation for carbon storage services and illustrates a method to compute/predict their economic value through
time under a variety of scenarios. The procedure is applicable to other developing countries where secondary forest growth is
increasingly important.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Tropical Forests; Carbon Sequestration; Global Warming; Activities Implemented Jointly.; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q23; Q25; Q28.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21776
Animal husbandry in Africa: Climate change impacts and adaptations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Seo,
S. Niggol; Mendelsohn,
Robert.
This paper uses a cross-sectional approach to analyze the impacts of climate change on animal husbandry and the way farmers
adapt. The study is based on surveys of almost 5000 livestock farmers across ten countries in Africa. A traditional Ricardian
regression finds that the livestock net revenues of large farms in Africa are more sensitive to temperature than those of small
farms. Cross-sectional analysis also reveals that large farms (but not small farms) have fewer animals per farm in warmer places.
Farmers tend to select beef cattle and chickens in cool climates and goats and sheep in hot climates. Using the Ricardian results
and examining climate scenarios for 2060 and beyond, the net revenues of small farms are predicted to increase as much as
120%...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Climate change; Livestock; Impact; Adaptation; Africa; Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; Q12; Q25.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56968
Amenity benefits and public policy: An application to the Georgia Pecan Industry
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sande,
Doris N.; Mullen,
Jeffrey D.; Nzaku,
Kilungu.
Most agricultural production results in both marketable and non-marketable products. Most policy decisions however, tend to be
made based only on the market value, which ignores the non-marketable value or amenity benefits. One type of amenity benefits
is farmland amenities which are attributes of farmland that are uniquely provided by actively farmed land. Examples include the
scenic beauty of rolling pasture, orchards and the cultural value of farming as a way of life. Farmland also produces non-farm
amenities, such as open space, wildlife habitats, and groundwater recharge. Most amenity benefits are classified as public goods in
that they are non-excludable and non-rival in terms of use. Thus, most amenities do not have a market value associated with...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Amenity Benefits; Pecans; Supply; Public policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46851
The Impact of Energy Markets on the EU Agricultural Sector
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tokgoz,
Simla.
The objective of this study is to analyze the impact of crude oil prices on the EU-27 agricultural sector in an era when the biofuels
sector is expanding because of the policy initiatives taken by the EU Commission and member states. To this end, first a baseline
is set up for the EU-27 ethanol, grain, and dried distillers grains markets. In the next step, two different scenarios are run. The first
scenario incorporates a $10- per-barrel increase in the EU-27 crude oil price with the ethanol import tariffs in place. The second
scenario incorporates the same shock with the ethanol import tariffs removed. In the first scenario, higher crude oil prices increase
ethanol consumption, production, and therefore grain prices. In the second scenario, the impact of...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Ethanol; Energy prices; Trade liberalisation; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44241
LESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Miller,
William L.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1982
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17504
Biofuels and Land-Use Change: Estimation Challenges
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Marshall,
Elizabeth P.; Caswell,
Margriet.
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121236
SOME ISSUES IN DISCRETE RESPONSE CONTINGENT VALUATION STUDIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Smith,
V. Kerry.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28931
Electricity Capacity Requirements: Who Pays?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Brennan,
Timothy J.
Reserve requirements in electricity markets may get each producer to internalize the cost of grid-wide blackouts it might cause if
unable to meet consumer demand. Markets for how such capacity might be procured have been studied. Less examined is how the
costs of reserve capacity are covered. "Who pays" depends on how requirements are designed. If each producer has to provide
peak capacity available to a grid operator at a below-spot price, requirements will increase volatility-that is, the gap between
baseload and marginal peak prices. Requirements based on energy sales act as a tax on baseload to subsidize peak, reducing
volatility. Finally, if requirements are designed to ensure that extreme-peak energy is available without scarcity rents, baseload...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Capacity requirements; Reserve requirements; Electricity generation; Utility regulation; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; L94; L51; H22.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10569
Breaking the Incrementalist Trap: Achieving Unified Management of the Great Lakes Ecosystem
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Allee,
David J.; Dworsky,
Leonard B.
Policy evolution was characterized by Charles Lindblom three decades ago as "fragmented, disjointed incrementalism. " He
argued incrementalism made the best use of very limited theory and data upon which to base decisions. This was a maj or
intellectual challenge to the advocates of comprehensive planning based upon scientific principles and analysis. The result has
been further research on how to achieve effective strategic policy innovations. Of special relevance to the Great Lakes has been
recent research stimulated by the prospect of global climate change. We combine it with the results of a seminar that has simulated
the application of ecosystem planning to the Great Lakes, and use the synthesis to illustrate that the prerequisites for
nonincremental...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1990
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121530
How Institutions Affect Outcomes in Laboratory Tradable Fishing Allowance Systems
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Anderson,
Christopher M.
The objective of this paper is to illustrate that economic institutions matter, i.e., that different rules of trade present different
incentives for bidding, asking, and trading in new markets, and that these different incentives lead to different price discovery
patterns, which yield materially different outcomes. In a laboratory tradable fishing allowance system, when trade takes place
through a double auction, which parallels an institution common in extant tradable allowance systems, markets are characterized
by high volatility, and equilibrium does not obtain. However, when only leases, and not permanent trades, are permitted in the
early periods, volatility is significantly reduced and equilibrium obtains. This dependence of equilibration and...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31270
Az energetikai célú növénytermelés megítélése
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Szecsei,
Timea; Salamon,
Lajos.
A Nyugat-dunántúli Régió gazdálkodói körében vizsgáltuk az energetikai növények ismertségét, a termelés megítélését és az
alacsony vállalkozói aktivitás okait. Avezetők csupán 7%-a hallott az összes megjelölt energianövényről, míg 11% még egyikkel
sem találkozott. Azok a vezetők, akik bizonyos szintű ismerettel már rendelkeznek a vizsgált energianövényekről, nagyobb
érdeklődést mutatnak az átlagnál. Az információk elérhetőségével a válaszadók 29%-a elégedetlen és 53%-a közepesen elégedett.
Avárható támogatásoktól és a realizálható árbevételtől függ alapvetően az energianövények termelésére való vállalkozás, de
fontos még a felvásárlási szerződés és a feldolgozóüzem távolsága is. Asaját üzemi felhasználás lehetősége csak közepes
minősítést kapott. A...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Megújuló energia; Biomassza; Energianövény-termelés; Nyugat-dunántúli Régió; Renewable energy; Biomass;
Energy crop cultivation; Western Transdanubian Region; Crop Production/Industries; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/99192
On the existence and optimality of competitive equilibria in nonrenewable resource industries
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fisher,
Anthony C.; Karp,
Larry S.
If average costs in a nonrenewable resource industry are U-shaped, a competitive equilibrium may not be optimal and, indeed,
may not exist. Although the differential equation that describes the change in the rate of extraction is the same for planner and
firm, the boundary conditions obtained from the transversality conditions for the respective problems (for planner and firm) will
not, in general, be the same. If costs are convex, or if there exists a backstop technology which can produce the resource services
at sufficiently low cost, the boundary conditions are, however, the same.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Nonrenewable resources; Competitive equilibrium; Welfare optimum; Transversality conditions; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1989
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6190
An Outlook for the Biofuels Industry in the Southern United States
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Crooks,
Anthony C.; Dunn,
John R.
Two seemingly unrelated topics are discussed- an outlook for biofuels in the southern United States, along with an overview of
the important role that information technology is playing in the fuel ethanol industry. The outlook discussion is limited to issues
involving the two principal biofuels, fuel ethanol and biodiesel, and their respective feed stocks, corn and soybean oil. The two
topics are linked with a description of how information technology (IT) has enabled the development of the fuel ethanol franchise
and a discussion of how IT is changing the very nature of biofuel operations.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Biodiesel; Biofuels; Fuel ethanol; Fuel ethanol franchise; Information technology; IT; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; O14; O31; Q12; Q13; Q16.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/43771
EVALUATING NON-PRICE WATER DEMAND POLICIES DURING SEVERE DROUGHTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schuck,
Eric C.; Proft,
Rebecca.
This research examines how differing frequencies of water use restrictions affected per-capita water demand in three
medium-sized municipalities along the Front Range of Colorado during the 2002 drought. Preliminary results indicate that while
one- or two-day per week watering restrictions limit per capita water use, voluntary restrictions may actually promote overuse of
water as consumers prepare for more stringent restrictions.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20177
World Economic Crises in Times of Environmental Scarcity and Wealth Concentration
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lopez,
Ramon E.
Three new structural factors underlie the latest great world crisis: (1) the incorporation of highly populated countries into the
growth process; (2) The increasing scarcity of the environment and certain natural resources; (3) the dramatic concentration of
wealth and income in the advanced economies over the last two decades. These structural changes have significantly tightened the
links between world growth and commodity demand, made the world commodity supply increasingly inelastic, and rendered
economic growth more dependent on lax monetary and financial policies, respectively. All this may make the world economy
highly vulnerable to crises and may make the recovery from the current crisis more difficult.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Demand and Price Analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; International Development; International
Relations/Trade; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56408
An Economy-wide Analysis of Increasing Bio-Ethanol Production in Taiwan
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lee,
Duu-Hwa; Lin,
Hsin-Chun; Chang,
Ching-Cheng; Hsu,
Shih-Hsun.
This article figures out the economic impacts on macroeconomy, industrial output, new energies and environment when the
advantageous bioethanol and its feedstock production increase and replace the usage of gasoline in the future. A CGE model,
called ¡§Taiwan General Equilibrium Model-Energy, (TAIGEM-E), was a linear/dynamic, linearized percentage change
simulation tool used especially in the economic evaluation of environment policies. Results indicated that macroeconomic and
environmental variables will all benefit with scenarios. Government should instantly encourage the production of bioethanol (and
biodiesel) and it¡¦s producing resource because it truly can reduce the pressure of CO2 emission mitigation, and also can active
agricultural fallow lands....
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bioethanol; Biodiesel; Computal General Equilibrium (CGE); TAIGEM-E; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9902
Inside the Black Box: Price Linkage and Transmission Between Energy and Agricultural Markets
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Du,
Xiaodong; McPhail,
Lihong Lu.
This study addresses the complex relationship between energy and agricultural markets—represented by corn, ethanol, and
gasoline prices—particularly in light of the growth in biofuel production. Contemporaneous price response and transmission of
market shocks are investigated in a simultaneous-equation system to disclose fundamental driving forces before and after the
development of large-scale ethanol production. We use a dynamic conditional correlation multivariate GARCH model to
demonstrate a strengthening relationship among corn, ethanol, and gasoline prices. We identify a structural change point at March
25, 2008 using the test by Bai and Perron (2003). The strengthened market relationship is further illustrated by variance
decomposition based on a...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Corn; Ethanol; Gasoline; Structural break; Structural VAR; GARCH; Agricultural and Food Policy; Demand
and Price Analysis; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C32; Q11; Q4.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103268
Sociological Consideration on the Development of Ecological Agriculture in Western China
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zhao,
Guiting.
Development of ecological agriculture is the mainstream of the world's agricultural development, as well as the only way to
change from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture. This paper expatiates the connotation of ecological agriculture and its
significance to the development of western China. There are problems in the development of ecological agriculture in western
China, manifested mainly in insufficient subsequent supply, overextension of resources, lack of capital and technology input in the
development of ecological agriculture, and imperfect supporting policies. From the new perspective of sociology,
countermeasures for developing western ecological agriculture are put forward, including improving the scientific and cultural
quality of...
Tipo: Thesis or Dissertation
Palavras-chave: Western China; Ecological agriculture; Problem of development; Sociological consideration;
Community/Rural/Urban Development; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/54073
Understanding Small-Holder Constraints to Jatropha Investment
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hill,
Ruth Vargas; Msangi,
Siwa; Zhang,
Wei.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Financial Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61843
Capital Markets for Biomass Projects (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cheshire,
Clayton D.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/60379
Rational Expectations and Weekly Price Variations of the Queensland Mud Crab
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Strong,
S.M.
By using tidal and seasonal fluctuations, the suppliers of mud crabs appear to form price predictions which differ from realized
equilibrium prices by a purely random term.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12512
One-and-One-Half Bound Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cooper,
Joseph C.; Hanemann,
W. Michael; Signorello,
Giovanni.
To reduce the potential for response bias on the follow-up bid in multiple-bound discrete choice CVM questions while
maintaining much of the efficiency gains of the multiple-bound approach, we introduce the one-and-one-half-bound (OOHB)
approach. Despite the fact that the OOHB model uses less information than the double-bound (DB) approach, efficiency gains in
moving from single-bound to OOHB capture a large portion of the gain associated with moving from single-bound to DB. In an
analysis of survey data, our OOHB estimates demonstrated higher consistency with respect to the follow-up data than the DB
estimates and were more efficient as well.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q20; Q26; C15; C25.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25003
Economics of Commercial Giant Clam Mariculture
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Technical Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118691
THE EQUITY CONSEQUENCES OF PUBLIC IRRIGATION INVESTMENTS: THE CASE OF
SURFACE IRRIGATION SUBSIDIES IN INDIA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sur,
Mona; Umali-Deininger,
Dina.
This paper is organized as follows. Section 1 reviews the structure of surface irrigation charges and the trends in irrigation
expenditures and revenues in India. Section 2 discusses the measurement of irrigation subsidies and the data. Section 3
examines the incidence of surface irrigation subsidies and section 4 summarizes the magnitude of these sudsidies. Section 5
elaborates the policy implications of the findings of the study.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/25853
Cointegration and Causality Analysis of World Vegetable Oil and Crude Oil Prices
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yu,
Tun-Hsiang (Edward); Bessler,
David A.; Fuller,
Stephen W.
Because of the recent soaring petroleum price and growing environmental concerns, biodiesel has become an important alternative
fuel. Biodiesel is the mono alky esters made from a vegetable oil, such as soybean or rapeseed oil, or sometimes from animal
fats. The escalation in world petroleum price has stimulated the demand for biodiesel, which consequently expanded the use of
vegetable oils. This paper investigates the long-run interdependence between major edible oil prices and examines the dynamic
relationship between vegetable and crude oil prices. The data consists of 378 weekly observations extending from the first week
of January in 1999 to the fourth week of March in 2006. We apply time-series analytical mechanisms and directed acyclic
graphs...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21439
Discerning welfare impacts of public provision of recreation areas
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Huhtala,
Anni; Pouta,
Eija.
This study presents a framework for investigating responses to the supply of public recreation opportunities when supply affects
both probability of use and frequency of use days. These components are used to estimate the marginal social net benefits of an
exogenous increase in the supply of public recreation opportunities. The study investigates distributional patterns of visiting
behavior and benefit estimates for alternative supply strategies, i.e., reduced distance or increased acreage. The results indicate
that the probability of participation and the number of use days respond differently to alternative supply strategies and that
response varies by income group.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/11860
SEPARATING RESOURCE RENTS FROM INTRA-MARGINAL RENTS IN FISHERIES'
ECONOMIC SURVEY DATA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Coglan,
Louisa; Pascoe,
Sean.
Economic surveys of fisheries are undertaken in several countries as a means of assessing the economic performance of their
fisheries. The level of economic profits accruing in the fishery can be estimated from the average economic profits of the boats
surveyed. Economic profits consist of two components—resource rent and intra-marginal rent. From a fisheries management
perspective, the key indicator of performance is the level of resource rent being generated in the fishery. Consequently, these
different components need to be separated out. In this paper, a means of separating out the rent components is identified for a
heterogeneous fishery. This is applied to the multi-purpose fleet operating in the English Channel. The paper demonstrates that
failing...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31291
EVALUATING NATURE-BASED TOURISM USING THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PARADIGM
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Luzar,
E. Jane; Diagne,
Assane; Gan,
Christopher E.C.; Henning,
Brenda R.
Nature-based tourism (NBT), alternatively known as ecotourism, is a rapidly expanding area in the tourism travel sector. States
such as Louisiana with a well established urban-based tourism industry may have expansion opportunities through development of
complementary nature-based tourism. This study analyzes the decision to participate in NBT among Louisiana tourists.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Nature tourism; Ecotourism; NEP; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15279
OUTDOOR RECREATION IN THE UNITED STATES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO
RECREATION AT U.S. ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS SITES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cordell,
H. Ken; Bergstrom,
John C.; Teasley,
R. Jeff; McDonald,
Barbara L.; Deaver,
William.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16697
VALUING WATER QUALITY CHANGES AT CONNECTICUT LAKES WITH CONTINGENT
PRICE DATA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fishman,
Kara J.; Leonard,
Robert L.; Shah,
Farhed A.
A survey based approach is proposed to augment the property value method when historical information on water quality variation
is unavailable. Data from three Connecticut lakes is used to illustrate this approach. The impact of hypothetical water quality
changes on recreational and aesthetic values is assessed and analyzed.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Contingent price; Water quality; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21568
Forward
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Clements,
R.J.
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Food Security and Poverty; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124055
Valoração Econômica do Engenho Central de Piracicaba (SP)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Joao,
Livia Salla; Lima,
Roberto Arruda de Souza.
Este artigo apresenta a estimativa do valor econômico do Engenho Central de Piracicaba (SP). Trata-se de um conjunto fabril
fundado em 1881, desativado em 1974 e reconhecido como patrimônio histórico, sendo posteriormente desapropriado pela
Prefeitura e transformado em importante espaço cultural, artístico e recreativo. Para mensurar os valores de uso, de opção e de
existência desta obra, foi escolhido o método da valoração contingente. Este método é uma das abordagens mais utilizadas para
valoração de bens com características de não-exclusividade e não-rivalidade. Obteve-se disposição a pagar (DAP) nula, isto é, o
valor atribuído ao Engenho Central pela população de Piracicaba foi nulo.-----------------------------------------This article presents
an...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Valoração Econômica; Disposição a Pagar; Método de Valoração Contingente; Economical Valuation;
Willingness to Pay; Contingent Valuation Method; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108517
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND FEDERAL IRRIGATION POLICY: A REAPPRAISAL:
DISCUSSION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jacobs,
James J.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1978
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32555
The Effects of Scales, Flows and Filters on Property Rights and Collective Action in Watershed
Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Swallow,
Brent M.; Garrity,
Dennis P.; van Noordwijk,
Meine.
Research and policy on property rights, collective action and watershed management requires good understanding of ecological
and socio-political processes at different social-spatial scales. On-farm soil erosion is a plot or farm-level problem that can be
mitigated through more secure property rights for individual farmers, while the sedimentation of streams and deterioration of
water quality are larger-scale problems that may require more effective collective action and / or more secure property rights at the
village or catchment scale. Differences in social-political contexts across nations and regions also shape property rights and
collective action institutions. For example, circumstances in the Lake Victoria basin in East Africa require particular...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/50050
Using Numerical Dynamic Programming to Compare Passive and Active Learning in the Adaptive
Management of Nutrients in Shallow Lakes
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bond,
Craig A.; Loomis,
John B.
This paper illustrates the use of dual/adaptive control methods to compare passive and active adaptive management decisions in
the context of an ecosystem with a threshold effect. Using discrete-time dynamic programming techniques, we model optimal
phosphorus loadings under both uncertainty about natural loadings and uncertainty regarding the critical level of phosphorus
concentrations beyond which nutrient recycling begins. Active management is modeled by including the anticipated value of
information (or learning) in the structure of the problem, and thus the agent can perturb the system (experiment), update beliefs,
and learn about the uncertain parameter. Using this formulation, we define and value optimal experimentation both ex ante and ex
post. Our...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Adaptive control; Adaptive management; Dynamic programming; Value of experimentation; Value of
information; Nonpoint source pollution; Learning; Decisions under uncertainty; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108720
Spatial Pricing Patterns of Cellulosic Biomass under Oligopsony – A Multi-agent Simulation Model
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kumarappan,
Subbu.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Agribusiness; Industrial Organization; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103623
Economics of Atrazine Remediation for Representative Grain Farms in the Aquilla Watershed, Hill
County, Texas
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sartwelle,
James D., III; Richardson,
James W.; Schumann,
Keith D.
An economic analysis of alternative best management practices (BMPs) for atrazine remediation in Hill County, Texas, was
performed by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University. Using the farm-level economic
simulation model FLIPSIM, AFPC scientists analyzed the financial effects of the alternative BMPs on the Texas Blackland Prairie
representative farm. This farm consists of 2,000 dryland acres divided among corn (600 acres), sorghum (750 acres), wheat (250
acres), and native pasture (150 acres). This farm also maintains a small beef cowherd. Regularly updated, the AFPC maintains
more than 95 farms across the nation that form the basis for probabilistic-based agricultural policy evaluation.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42718
MAINE'S LOBSTER FISHERY - MANAGING A COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wilson,
James A.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17285
CHARACTERISTICS AND EXPENDITURES OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE POTHOLES AND
PRAIRIE BIRDING FESTIVAL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hodur,
Nancy M.; Leistritz,
F. Larry; Wolfe,
Kara L.
North Dakotans are well aware of the abundance of the state's natural resources. Fishing and hunting are part of the culture of
North Dakota, and more recently nature-based tourism has grown in popularity. National surveys illustrate growth trends in
nature tourism, soft adventure, and heritage and historical tours. Several studies identify birders as a substantial source of
economic activity in other parts of the country; these estimates, however, may not accurately reflect conditions in North Dakota.
While anecdotal evidence suggests that nature-based tourism has economic development potential in North Dakota, little research
exists describing the characteristics or expenditures of visitors participating in nature-based tourism activities in North...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Birding; Nature tourism; Economic development; Wildlife viewing; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23658
The Potential For UK Portfolio Investors To Finance Sustainable Tropical Forestry
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gullison,
R.; Westbrook,
T.; Nissan,
S.; Grieg-Gran,
Maryanne; Hocking,
D.; Cannon,
J.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24132
Calibrated Stochastic Dynamic Models for Resource Management
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Howitt,
Richard E.; Reynaud,
Arnaud; Msangi,
Siwa; Knapp,
Keith C.
In this paper we develop a positive calibrated approach to stochastic dynamic programming. Risk aversion, discount rate, and
intertemporal substitution preferences of the decision-maker are calibrated by a procedure that minimizes the mean squared error
from data on past decisions. We apply this framework to managing stochastic water supplies from Oroville Reservoir, located in
Northern California. The calibrated positive SDP closely reproduces the historical storage and releases from the dam and shows
sensitivity of optimal decisions to a decision-maker's risk aversion and intertemporal preferences. The calibrated model has
average prediction errors that are substantially lower than those from the model with an expected net present value objective.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19620
A plot of one's own: gender relations and irrigated land allocation policies in Burkina Faso
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zwarteveen,
Margreet Z.
Discusses the potential opportunities and pitfalls of introducing market forces into the process of water allocation. Proposes
several preconditions for beneficial privatization of water allocation and argues for a more sophisticated form of analysis than that
generally allowed by proponents of basic needs or of free market approaches.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Women in development; Gender; Land use; Land management; Policy; Female labor; Households; Irrigated
farming; Social impact; West Africa; Burkina Faso; Dakiri; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban
Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Food
Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Land Economics/Use; Political Economy; Productivity Analysis;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 1996
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61114
CGE modelling of the resources boom in Indonesia and Australia using TERM
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wittwer,
Glyn; Horridge,
Mark.
The sharp increase in Australia's terms of trade since 2003-04 has dramatic regional and sectoral implications. Mining-intensive
regions have gained from the jump in export prices. Import-competing sectors have faced greater competition both from falling
import prices and due to rising demand for domestic factors from the mining sectors. The drought of 2006 will widen the gap
between winning and losing regions. In Indonesia, even if we assume that the oil extraction sector is facing resource depletion, a
long-run terms-of-trade improvement may result in aggregate consumption increasing should real GDP fall relative to the base
case. The TERM framework is highly suitable for modelling Brazil and China, each with around 30 regions.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10433
BREVE DESCRIÇÃO DO PROÁLCOOL E PERSPECTIVAS FUTURAS PARA O ETANOL
PRODUZIDO NO BRASIL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Michellon,
Ednaldo; Santos,
Ana Aracelly Lima; Rodrigues,
Juliano Ricardo Alves.
A busca de fonte renovável de energia torna-se foco de debates internacionais como fator necessário para se atingir o
desenvolvimento sustentável. Assim, esse trabalho tem como objetivo fazer um breve histórico da produção de álcool no Brasil,
uma vez que o país possui um histórico relevante nessa área. Em 1975 implementou-se o Programa Nacional do Álcool –
Proálcool. Este programa encontra-se dividido em quatro fases distintas, em que se observam muitos pontos que estimularam o
crescimento e a estagnação. Atualmente, o Etanol brasileiro demonstra indício de alavancagem ao crescimento do PIB no Brasil.
Isso foi possível devido a freqüente alta dos preços do petróleo, a conscientização em nível mundial para redução de poluição,
firmado no Protocolo de...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Álcool; Energia renovável e petróleo; Alcohol; Renewable energy and oil; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/109225
POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF RESTRICTED ACCESS STRATEGIES FOR MULTISPECIES
FISHERIES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hutchinson,
Sharon D.; Larkin,
Sherry L.; Lee,
Donna J.; Adams,
Charles M.; Milon,
J. Walter.
The commercial fishery that primarily targets king mackerel, stone crab, snappers, groupers and spiny lobster in Monroe and
Collier counties is one of the most important commercial fisheries in Florida.
These species currently face problems of
overfishing and/or over capitalization. A dual-based restricted profit function is used to estimate the economic and technical
interactions that exist in this multi-species fishery, primarily using own-price and cross-price elasticities of supply. It is found
that the production technology does not exhibit input-output separability and nonjointness-in-inputs over all species groups. This
result suggests that these key species may be more efficiently managed as a group, rather than with the use of existing single...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20485
CERTIFICATION SCHEMES FOR BIOFUEL SUSTAINABILITY WILL NOT WORK
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ogg,
Clayton W.
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Biofuel; Certification; Sustainability; Deforestation; Food Prices; Ethanol; Biodiesel; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; O13.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/120004
Availability of Poultry Litter as an Alternative Energy Feedstock: The Case for Mississippi
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Whittington,
Andrew.
This study will examine the poultry industry in a 9 county area in Mississippi, estimate the availability of poultry litter as a
feedstock for the production of energy and ethanol. The study will use a X, Y coordinate model to locate a production facility
that minimizes transportation costs.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/34840
LOCATION OF A MIXALCO PRODUCTION FACILITY WITH RESPECT TO ECONOMIC
VIABILITY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lau,
Michael H.; Richardson,
James W.; Outlaw,
Joe L.; Fuller,
Stephen W.; Nixon,
Clair J.; Herbst,
Brian K.
Monte-Carlo simulation modeling is used to perform a feasibility study of alternative locations for a MixAlco production facility.
Net present value distributions will be ranked within feasible risk aversion boundaries. If MixAlco is a profitable investment, it
would have a major impact on the fuel oxygenate and gasoline markets.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20025
Linking Crop Rotation and Fertility Management by a Transition Matrix: Spatial and Dynamic
Aspects in Programming of Ecosystem Service
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nuppenau,
Ernst-August.
This paper deals with crop rotation as a method to pest control and soil fertility from an economic point of view. In the past
farmers created complex rotations to benefit from processes like natural pest control, recycling of organics, pollination and water
retention. Cropping orders utilizing small fields to accommodate long lists of crop sequences were a major feature of agriculture.
Today we are faced with large fields and monoculture. Usually, attempts to recognize economic benefits from rotation through
modelling are meagre because of complexity. We address the issue of complexity as well as spatial and dynamics aspects of long
run benefits by suggesting feasible types of modelling crop rotations (dynamic optimization). A newly introduced transfer...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop rotation modelling; Spatially explicit and dynamic programming; Crop Production/Industries; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114600
HOW HIGHER FUEL PRICES AFFECT RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Daft,
Lynn M.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1974
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17088
Using Real Options to Evaluate Investments in Ethanol Facilities
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Zou,
Tianyu; Pederson,
Glenn D.
This paper uses real option analysis to evaluate investment decisions in ethanol facilities. First, we consider the option to expand
the scale of a conventional ethanol plant. Second, we evaluate the option to choose a production technology given three drymilling
choices – a conventional natural gas-fueled plant, a stover-fueled plant, and a stover-plus-syrup-fueled plant. We develop
input-output coefficients and annual cash flow projections for a hypothetical small ethanol plant (50 million gallon capacity) using
available industry and market price data. Scenario analysis is done to evaluate the effect of profitability and volatility on the
option to expand. We find that the best decision during 2001-07 is often to expand, since the net present values of...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Financial Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37872
MANAGING DROUGHTS IN THE LOW-RAINFALL AREAS OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND
NORTH AFRICA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hazell,
Peter B.R.; Oram,
Peter A.; Chaherli,
Nabil M.
Drought is a recurrent and often devastating threat to the welfare of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) where
three-quarters of the arable land has less than 400 mm of annual rainfall, and the natural grazings, which support a majority of the
290 million ruminant livestock, have less than 200 mm. Its impact has been exacerbated in the last half century by the human
population increasing yearly at over 3%, while livestock numbers have risen by 50% over the quinquennium. Virtually no scope
exists for further expansion of rainfed farming and very little for irrigation, hence there is competition between mechanized cereal
production and grazing in the low rainfall areas, and traditional nomadic systems of drought management through mobility...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Drought management; Dryland agriculture; Middle East and North Africa; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16069
RURAL POPULATION GROWTH, AGRICULTURAL CHANGE AND NATURAL RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A REVIEW OF HYPOTHESES AND SOME
EVIDENCE FROM HONDURAS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pender,
John L.
"August 1999". Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-81). Published as Pender, J. 2001. Rural population growth, agricultural
change and natural resource management in developing countries: a review of hypotheses and some evidence from Honduras. In
Nancy Birdsall, Allen Kelley, and Steven Sinding, eds. Population Matters: Demographic Change, Poverty and Economic Growth
in Developing Countries. Oxford University Press. Chapter 12.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Rural population; Environmental impact analysis; Agricultural policy; Honduras; Land management;
International Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97505
SEQUENTIAL LAND ACQUISITION DECISIONS FOR NATURE RESERVES UNDER
ACQUISITION AND POPULATION UNCERTAINTY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Malcolm,
Scott A.
Nature reserve planning models to maximize species protection are typically formulated for a single period using certain data. In
practice, however, parcels must be acquired over time. The status of a parcel may change due to conversion to alternate land use.
Populations of species to be protected may change, as well. A two-stage stochastic program that maximizes expected species
protection with annual budget constraints is proposed where parcels available for set aside have associated probabilities of being
available for acquisition and species coverage. Runs on hypothetical data show that solutions differ from the single period model
and depend strongly on the probability of acquisition in future periods.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15829
China-U.S. Potential Non-food Ethanol Exportation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yeboah,
Osei-Agyeman; Ofori-Boadu,
Victor; Li,
Tongzhe.
To reduce national oil dependency, ethanol has been given a center stage of U.S. energy sources. The Renewable Fuel Standard
(RFS) program was launched to increase the volume of renewable gasoline from 9 billion gallons in 2008 to 36 billion gallons by
2012, among which 15 billion are corn-based ethanol, while U.S. corn-based ethanol can hardly achieve this level. There is a trend
that indicates U.S. importing ethanol from other countries, so a bilateral trade system has been established between U.S. and
Brazil since 2003. The annual import is 211 million gallons in 2008 (USDC, 2009). Nevertheless, this amount is far away from
the target, and the worldwide food shortage called us to divert our attention from fuel to food. China, as the third largest...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Ethanol; Efficiency; Non-food; Productivity; Feedstocks; Agricultural and Food Policy; International
Relations/Trade; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56469
Environmental Protection Through Local Land Use Controls
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Allee,
David J.
Local land use controls seek to limit the impact of one neighbor on another sometimes protecting natural resource environmental
values. Federal and State programs to protect environmental values cannot do everything. They leave a residual risk of
environmental loss that local people may want to address. Land use controls are traditionally zoning, subdivision control, and site
plan review. These and other local controls have advantages in reducing risk, particularly when they are a part of an integrated
approach that makes full use of the advantages at each level of government. Aspects of partnership approaches are discussed. In
1989, 449 members of the New York Planning Federation were asked to indicate if they used land use controls to reduce...
Tipo: Working Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1991
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121377
Management Systems for Profit and Soil Conservation: Case Study of Muskrat Lake Watershed,
North Dakota
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ali,
Mir B.; Nelson,
William C.; Johnson,
Roger G.; Deibert,
Edward J.
This report presents the effects of alternative crop and soil management systems on annual soil losses and revenues by land class
and by farm in the Muskrat Lake Watershed, Mountrail County of North Dakota.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use.
Ano: 1985
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23443
WATER USERS ASSOCIATIONS IN ARMENIA: CURRENT SITUATION AND FUTURE
TRENDS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Alaverdyan,
Arusyak; Houston,
Jack E.
Experiences of Water Consumers Cooperatives accumulated in Armenia during the past six years have been mixed. Some
cooperatives have provided evidence of being capable of organizing themselves and responding to the needs of their members
more effectively than any central governmental organization. However, many other aspects are still unresolved. Created in
2001, the State Committee for Water Economy (SCWE) agreed recently to follow a more participatory approach in establishment
of Water Users Associations and, on the basis of positive experiences worldwide, SCWE is willing also to scale up the process to
the level of Water Users Federations.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/36271
An Optimal Control Framework to Address the Relationship between Water Resource Management
and Water-Borne Health Impacts: Focus on the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Leidner,
Andrew J.; Lacewell,
Ronald D.; Rister,
M. Edward; Sturdivant,
Allen W.
The objective of this study is develop a theoretical model that can evaluate two types of public health expenditures on water-borne
health risks: water-related municipal services, an ex ante preventative measure against water-borne contamination, and medical
treatment, an ex post treatment of the water-borne pollutant’s harmful effects on human health. The modeled community can
allocate resources in either centralized-municipal water-services, point-of-use water-services, or medical intervention, with
expenditures subject to a budget constraint. The movement of a water-borne illness through the community is modeled with a
susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) disease framework. An optimization framework is developed, including a statement of
the...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Water; Public health; Rural development; Dynamic optimization; Community/Rural/Urban Development;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/98806
Análise da Evolução e da Estrutura da Siderurgia Brasileira e do Uso de Carvão Vegetal no período
de 1980 a 2006
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Carvalho,
Thais Hortense De; Bacha,
Carlos Jose Caetano.
O presente trabalho analisa a evolução e estrutura da siderurgia brasileira e do uso do carvão vegetal no período de 1980 a 2006.
Os objetivos específicos são: 1) analisar a evolução da produção, consumo, exportação e importação dos principais produtos
elaborados por esta indústria, separando os que usam carvão vegetal e os que usam carvão mineral; e 2) caracterizar a estrutura da
indústria (número de produtores, número de consumidores, tipos de produtos selecionados, entre outras variáveis). Em relação ao
primeiro objetivo deste trabalho, evolução da indústria siderúrgica, contatou-se que o Brasil vem aumentando sua capacidade
produtiva e sua inserção no mercado internacional. Quanto ao segundo objetivo específico deste trabalho, estrutura da indústria,...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Siderurgia; Carvão; Brasil; Indústria; Teel Industry; Charcoal; Brazil; Industry; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/108568
On the Dynamics of Competing Energy Sources
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tsur,
Yacov; Zemel,
Amos.
We characterize the dynamics of energy markets in which energy is derived from polluting (fossil) and clean (solar) resources.
The analysis is based on geometric optimal control considerations. An important feature of solar energy technologies is that their
cost of supply is predominantly due to upfront investment in capital infrastructure (rather than to actual supply rate) and this
feature has important implications for the market allocation outcome. In particular, it gives rise to a threshold behavior in that
solar energy is adopted only when the price of fossil energy exceeds a certain threshold. Under this condition solar technologies
will (eventually) dominate energy supply by driving fossil energy altogether out of the energy sector. A tax on fossil...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Fossil and solar energy; Characteristic curves; Price thresholds; Environmental regulation; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Research Methods/ Statistical
Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/93127
Developing effective institutions for water resources management: A case study in the Deduru Oya
Basin, Sri Lanka
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Somaratne,
Bandaragoda,
Pallewatte G.; Jinapala,
Don Jayatissa; Makin,
Kiribandage; Perera,
L.R.; Ariyaratne,
Badugodahewa Ranjith;
I.W.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: River basins; Water resource management; Water lifting; Wells; Domestic water; Population; Economic aspects;
Income; Irrigation programs; Institutions; Policy; Groundwater; Agricultural development; Fish farming; Pumps; Ecology; Water
supply; Drought; Poverty; Land use; Water scarcity; Natural resources; Agricultural production; Cropping systems; Agricultural
and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Food Security and Poverty;
Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Land Economics/Use; Political Economy; Production Economics; Public Economics;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92665
Informing the Financing of Universal Energy Access: An Assessment of Current Flows
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bazilian,
Kammen,
Morgan; Nussbaumer,
Daniel M.; Fenhann,
Patrick; Gualberti,
Giorgio; Haites,
Erik; Levi,
Michael; Siegel,
Judy;
Joergen.
Energy poverty is widely recognized as a major obstacle to economic and social development and poverty alleviation. To help
inform the design of appropriate and effective policies to reduce energy poverty, we present a brief analysis of the current macro
financial flows in the electricity and gas distribution sectors in developing countries. We build on the methodology used to
quantify the flows of investment in the climate change area. This methodology relies on national gross fixed capital formation,
overseas development assistance, and foreign direct investment. These high-level and aggregated investment figures provide a
sense of scale to policy-makers, but are only a small part of the information required to design financial vehicles. In addition,...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Energy Access; Energy Finance; Financial flows; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q4.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/115729
Stability and Success of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pintassilgo,
Pedro; Finus,
Michael; Lindroos,
Marko; Munro,
Gordon R.
According to international law, straddling fish stocks should preferably be managed cooperatively through regional fisheries
management organizations (RFMOs). This paper analyzes the stability and success of these organizations through a game in
partition function form based on the classical Gordon-Schaefer bioeconomic model. A comprehensive analysis of the economic
and biological fundamentals that influence the success of coalition formation is provided. The results show that the larger the
number of fishing states that compete for the fish stock the higher would be the relative gains from full cooperation, but the lower
is the likelihood of large RFMOs being stable. It is also shown that the success of coalition formation is positively correlated
with...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6376
Integrated development and management of water resources for productive and equitable use in the
Indrawati River Basin, Nepal
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bhattarai,
Madhusudan; Pant,
Dhruba; Mishra,
V.S.; Devkota,
Hari; Pun,
Shuku; Kayastha,
R.N.; Molden,
David J.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: River basin development; Water transfer; Water rights; Water supply; Water demand; Water balance;
Environmental effects; Social aspects; Development projects; Non-governmental organizations; Villages; Water users
associations; Conflict; Farmers; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Institutional and Behavioral
Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92699
Bioeconomic meta-modelling of Indonesian agroforests as carbon sinks
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wise,
Russell M.; Cacho,
Oscar J.
In many areas of developing countries, economic and institutional factors often combine to give farmers incentives to clear forests
and repeatedly plant food crops without sufficiently replenishing the soils. These activities lead to large-scale land degradation
and contribute to global warming through the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We investigate whether
agroforestry systems might alleviate these trends when carbon-credit payments are available under the Clean Development
Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. A meta-modelling framework is adopted, comprising an econometric-production model of a
smallholding in Sumatra. The model is used within a dynamic-programming algorithm to determine optimal combinations of
tree/crop area,...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bio-economic meta-modelling; Indonesia; Agroforestry; Carbon credits; Dynamic programming; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6772
Report on Long Term Challenges and Opportunities for Future Competitiveness and Prosperity of
the Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry - Chapter 2: Structure and Performance of the Canadian
Food Processing Industry
Provedor de dados: 31
This report is the second chapter of the final report prepared by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Working Group (WG) on
Economic Analysis at the request of FPT Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs), in a joint FPT effort to study the challenges and
opportunities facing the agriculture and agri-food sector. The report is a compilation of data and information that presents a
snapshot of the Canadian Food Processing Industry in relation to the structure, performance, productivity growth, innovation,
challenges and opportunities. It finalizes the analysis of the FPT WG by expanding and updating the information that was
previously published in a Progress report on AAFC Online in February, 2006.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Food processing; Structural change; Consolidation; Performance; Competitiveness; Productivity growth;
Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries;
Demand and Price Analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and
Poverty; Industrial Organization; International Relations/Trade; Labor and Human Capital; Land Economics/Use; Marketing;
Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Public Economics; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging
Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/52706
Towards Design For a Nutrient Trading Programme to Improve Water Quality in Lake Rotorua
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kerr,
Suzi; Lauder,
Glen; Fairman,
David.
This paper explores how to enhance the role for academic research (natural sciences, economics and their integration; and
stakeholder management) within the development and implementation of water quality policy in New Zealand. Our focus is on the
use of market based instruments and particularly nutrient trading programmes, which are one important part of the potential tool
kit to address these issues. We discuss why nutrient trading might be an appropriate instrument for the Lake Rotorua catchment.
We survey the existing literature and then outline the outstanding scientific, economic and governance questions that need to be
addressed to design an effective trading programme. Finally we discuss how to design a process to address these questions
drawing on...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Water quality; Emissions trading; Non-point source pollution; Nutrients; Rotorua; Communication; Learning;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q53; Q57; Q58; A12.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9462
Invasive Species and the Depth of Bioeconomic Integration
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Finnoff,
David C.; Settle,
Chad; Shogren,
Jason F.; Tschirhart,
John.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q0.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94380
Cooperative Principles as Constraints for Public Goods Production
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Reynolds,
Bruce J.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Agribusiness.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31808
A Social Scientist's Perspective on the Potential Benefits of the Census of Marine Life
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sanchirico,
James N.
Over 300 natural scientists in 53 nations are taking part in the Census of Marine Life (CoML) to investigate what lived, what
lives, and what will live in the oceans. The CoML is a scientific experiment that is exploring the limits of ocean science. The
paper discusses the potential applications of CoML research and the mechanisms by which the potential benefits can be measured
and preserved. I recommend developing and integrating policy advisory committees with the natural science activities to both
maximize the benefits of the research and to avoid unintended consequences.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Biodiversity; Marine policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q20.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10739
Valoracion de bienes ambientales complejos: una alternativa multicriterio
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gomez-Limon,
Jose Antonio; Barreiro-Hurlé,
Jesús.
RESUMEN La valoración económica de bienes ambientales complejos presenta una serie de aspectos problemáticos. Este trabajo
se centra en dos de ellos: la linealidad de los atributos en función de valor de estos bienes y la heterogeneidad en las funciones de
utilidad de los individuos. Para ello se propone una metodología basada en la Teoría de la Utilidad Multiatributo que permite
contrastar la importancia dada a estos aspectos. Dicha metodología se aplica a un espacio natural protegido en la provincia de
Granada. De los resultados se puede concluir que la no-linealidad de los atributos y la heterogeneidad de las funciones de utilidad
individuales son aspectos relevantes en la valoración de bienes ambientales.
ABSTRACT Economic valuation of comlex...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Complex environmental goods; Heterogeneity; Attribute non-lineartiy; Multiattribute utility; Valuation; Bienes
ambientales complejos; Heterogeneidad; Linealidad de atributos; Utilidad multiatributo; Valoracion; Environmental Economics
and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q15; Q18; Q25.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7055
Panel Presentation: Renewable Energy - Inroads to Agriculture
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Page, Gregory R.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8023
THE STABILIZATION VALUE OF GROUNDWATER AND CONJUNCTIVE WATER
MANAGEMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gemma,
Masahiko; Tsur,
Yacov.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7138
Forestry Sequestration of CO2 and Markets for Timber
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sedjo,
Roger A.; Sohngen,
Brent.
Forestry has been considered to have potential in reducing the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide by sequestrating
carbon in above-ground timber and below-ground roots and soil. This potential has been noted in the Kyoto Protocol, which
identified specific forestry activities for which carbon sequestration credits could be obtained. To date, a few forestry efforts have
been undertaken for carbon purposes, but most of these efforts have been on a small scale. Proposals have been under discussion,
however, that would result in the creation of very large areas of new forest for the purpose of offsetting some of the additional
carbon that is being released into the atmosphere. Concerns are expressed, however, that large-scale sequestration operations...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Carbon; Forests; Sequestration; Leakages; Timber markets; Prices; Models; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; Q10; Q15; Q21; Q23; Q24.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10778
Rent-Maximization versus Competition in the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Fishery
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hannesson,
Rognvaldur; Kennedy,
John O.S.
Where a fish stock straddles or migrates between country A's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and country B's EEZ, or the high
seas, vesting ownership rights in the stock with A does not ensure efficient harvesting of the stock. This problem arises in the case
of migratory tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). Four species of tuna reside for only part of the year
in the EEZs of coastal states, many of which are Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Most of the harvesting of the stocks is carried out
by distant water fishing nations such as the USA, Japan, Taiwan, China and Korea. Problems arise for achieving efficiency and
equity in the harvesting of the stocks by disparate countries. The problems are made more difficult by changes in the...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bioeconomic modelling; Game theory; Optimisation; Migratory tuna; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9458
Impact of U.S Legislation on Global Biofuel Markets (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Difiglio,
Carmen.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51584
Development of Cellulosic Biofuels (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Somerville,
Chris.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/8105
SOME IMPLICATIONS OF GROWTH IN THE MINERAL SECTOR: ERRATA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gregory,
R.G.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1979
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22596
Accounting of agricultural and nonagricultural impacts of irrigation and drainage systems: A study
of multifunctionality in rice.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Matsuno,
Yutaka; Ko,
H.S.; Tan,
C.H.; Barker,
Randolph; Levine,
G.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Irrigation farming; Drainage; Groundwater; Recharge; Rice; Paddy fields; Infiltration; Flood control;
Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and
Uncertainty.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92702
A proposed framework for irrigation management transfer in Iran: Lessons from Asia and Iran.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ul Hassan,
Mehmood; Qureshi,
Asad Sarwar; Heydari,
Nader.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Irrigation management; Privatization; Water policy; Economic aspects; Institutional development; Water users
associations; Irrigation systems; Irrigation canals; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/91875
INTERDEPENDENCE OF AGRICULTURE AND TOURISM: QUANTIFYING THE VALUE OF
THE AGRICULTURAL WORKING LANDSCAPE IN VERMONT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Wood,
Nancy; Halbrendt,
Catherine K.; Liang,
Chyi-Lyi (Kathleen); Wang,
Qingbin.
This study evaluates the impact of the agricultural working landscape on the Vermont tourist industry and state economy.
Vermont is known for its scenery, especially its agricultural landscape. It has often been stated that Vermont's tourist industry,
which represents 15% of the state's economy, depends upon this special landscape for its comparative advantage in the New
England tourism market. However, Vermont's landscape is changing. The number of farms and acres of farmland have
decreased significantly in the past several decades. State policy makers are grappling with the challenge of supporting and
preserving both the farm and tourist economies in the face of regional and global competition. This study quantifies the impact
of the agricultural...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21814
Energy Production with Biomass: What Are the Prospects?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gallagher,
Paul W.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q3.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94429
AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF ENERGY PRICE ESCALATIONS DURING THE 1970S ON
HAWAII BEEF PRODUCTION AND PRICES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Roberts,
Roland K.; Vieth,
Gary R.; Nolan,
James C., Jr.
A quarterly econometric model of the Hawaii beef production sector is estimated. Energy prices influence the model through
Hawaii beef and feed prices which are a function of Mainland-to-Hawaii freight rates. Energy prices also influence the decision
of whether to allocate feeder animals to feedlots or pasture. Through simulation, it was found that rapidly increasing energy
prices after 1973 resulted in a 22 percent reduction in total Hawaii beef production. The composition of production also changed
toward more grain fed and less grass fed beef. Given these results, other state and national beef modelers might find it useful to
include energy prices in their models.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32370
Regional Socioeconomic Impact of the Devils Lake Fishery
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schwinden,
Cynthia J.; Leitch,
Jay A.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23368
GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN WATER USE AND DEVELOPMENT: MORE OR LESS,
AND AT WHAT LEVEL?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Carriker,
Roy R.; Wallace,
L. Tim.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1982
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17508
RECENT LAND-GRANT COLLEGE RESEARCH ON THE ECONOMICS AND POLICY
ASPECTS OF WATER USE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Barlowe,
Raleigh.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1955
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17452
WHAT AFFECTS ORGANIZATION AND COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR MANAGING
RESOURCES? EVIDENCE FROM CANAL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN INDIA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Meinzen-Dick,
Ruth Suseela; Raju,
K. Vengama; Gulati,
Ashok.
Policies of devolving management of resources from the state to user groups are premised upon the assumption that users will
organize and take on the necessary management tasks. While experience has shown that in many places users do so and are very
capable, expansion of co-management programs beyond initial pilot sites often shows that this does not happen everywhere. Yet,
much is at stake in this, with more widespread adoption of irrigation management transfers and other forms of community-based
resource management. It is therefore important to move beyond isolated case studies to comparative analysis of the conditions for
collective action.
This paper identifies factors affecting organization of water users’ associations, and collective action by...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16048
ESTIMATING THE LOCAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF RIPARIAN ECOSYSTEM
RESTORATION USING ITERATED CONTINGENT VALUATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Holmes,
Thomas P.; Bergstrom,
John C.; Huszar,
Eric; Kask,
Susan B.; Orr,
Fritz, III.
A computerized survey instrument was developed to estimate the economic value of riparian restoration along the Little
Tennessee River in western North Carolina. Restoration benefits were described in terms of five indicators of ecosystem
services: abundance of game fish, water clarity, wildlife habitat, allowable water uses, and ecosystem naturalness. An iterative
sequence of dichotomous choice contingent valuation questions were presented to local residents to assess household willingness
to pay increased county sales taxes for differing amounts of riparian restoration. Our results showed that the benefits of ecosystem
restoration were "super-additive". That is, the total value of conducting many restoration projects exceeded the sum of the value
of...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16696
Benchmarking in Tourism Destination, Keeping in Mind the Sustainable Paradigm
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bosetti,
Valentina; Cassinelli,
Mariaester; Lanza,
Alessandro.
Tourism destination benchmarking and the assessment of tourism management performances are a crucial and challenging task in
the direction of evaluating tourism sustainability and reshaping tourism activities. However, assessing tourism management
efficiency per se may not provide enough information concerning long-term performances, which is what sustainability is about.
Natural resources management should therefore be included in the analysis to provide a more exhaustive picture of long-run
sustainable efficiency and tourism performances. Indeed, while the environmental endowment of a site is a key feature in tourism
destination comparison, what really matters is its effective management. Therefore, in this paper we assess and compare tourism...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12156
The Economic Potential of Second-Generation Biofuels: Implications for Social Welfare, Land Use
and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Illinois
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Chen,
Xiaoguang; Khanna,
Madhu; Onal,
Hayri.
This paper develops a dynamic micro-economic land use model that maximizes social welfare and internalizes externality from
greenhouse gas emissions to obtain the optimal land use allocation for traditional row crops and bioenergy crops (corn stover,
miscanthus and switchgrass), the mix of cellulosic feedstocks and fuel and food prices. We use this carbon tax policy as a
benchmark to compare the implications of existing biofuel policies on land use, social welfare and the environment for the
2007-2022 period. The model is operationalized using yields of perennial grasses obtained from a biophysical model, county level
data on yields of traditional row crops and production costs for row crops and bioenergy crops in Illinois. We show that a carbon
tax policy...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Cellulosic ethanol; Land use; Social welfare; Greenhouse gas emissions; Land Economics/Use; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; Q42; Q24.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/49484
Ethanol from Sugar: The Case of Hidden Sugar Subsidies in Brazil
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Schmitz,
Andrew; Schmitz,
Troy G.; Seale,
James L., Jr.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15679
Using Enrollment Discontinuities to Estimate the Effect of Voluntary Conservation on Local Land
Values
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Brimlow,
Jacob N.; Roberts,
Michael J.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/62182
Effect of Agricultural Activity on River Water Quality: A Case Study for the Lower Colorado River
Basin
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Adusumilli,
Naveen C.; Lacewell,
Ronald D.; Rister,
M. Edward; Woodard,
Joshua D.; Sturdivant,
Allen W.
This case study investigates the effect of a change in cropping pattern involving expanded acres of crops for biofuel feedstock, on
the discharge of nutrients to rivers. Annual data from 1968-2008 on stream flow, cropped acres, and precipitation for Wharton
County, Texas are used. A positive impact of increased corn acreage over this period on river discharge is identified.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Stream Flow; Discharge; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/98805
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: POLICY ECONOMICS FOR AN ERA OF
TRANSITIONS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shabman,
Leonard A.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1984
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29595
Forestry to Support Increased Agricultural Production: Focus on Employment Generation and Rural
Development
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dhyani,
S.K.; Samra,
J.S.; Ajit; Handa,
A.K.; Uma.
India possesses several advantages due to its varied ecological range and agro-climates to cultivate several important and diverse
commercial food commodities ranging from cereals, fruits and spices to medicinal plants. The country has abundance of human
resource comprising skilled, educated, technical and scientific manpower on one hand and unskilled manpower on the other.
Forests- and agriculture-based industries are a major source of employment in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors all over
the country. This article has presented a brief overview of the potential of forest and agriculture in generating employment,
providing livelihood and environmental services, sequestration of green house gases, carbon trading, rehabilitation of degraded...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/47328
AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF ENSO (EL NINO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION) ON
GLOBAL CROP YIELDS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ferris,
John N.
Forecasts of global crop yields prior to planting have generally been single values, based on entirely past trends. Regression
analysis testing a combination of data from ENSO (El Nino/Southern Oscillation) and ARMA models suggests that yield
forecasting errors can be reduced, generating more normal distributions of these errors.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21517
POTENTIAL CORN ACREAGE EXPANSION FOR ETHANOL PRODUCTION: WESTERN
NORTH DAKOTA--MINOT
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gustafson,
Cole R.
Several recent developments have stimulated farmers' interest in raising corn for ethanol production in northwestern North
Dakota. The purpose of this study is to estimate the corn supply response of western North Dakota farmers for ethanol
production. Two focus groups of western North Dakota farmers (Williston and Minot) were organized. The market premium
over prevailing local corn prices that was required by western North Dakota farms to entice additional production of an ethanol
specific hybrid was determined. Aggregation of these farm responses yielded a supply function of corn for the region. Results
show that sufficient corn can be produced in the surrounding region to support a 12 million gallon ethanol facility if modest price
premiums are...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Ethanol; Corn supply; Response; Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/23582
CLIMATE PREDICTIONS AND THEIR APPLICATION: THE IRI AND ITS MISSION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Moura,
Antonio Divino.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/33540
ON EVENT UNCERTAINTY AND RENEWABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; Proceedings of
the 4th Minnesota Padova Conference on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, September 4-10,
1994, Wayzata, MN
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tsur,
Yacov; Zemel,
Amos.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/14434
Economics of Natural Resource Scarcity: The State of the Debate
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Krautkraemer,
Jeffrey A.
Whether economic growth can be sustained in a finite natural world is one of the earliest and most enduring questions in
economic literature. Even with unprecedented growth in human population and resource consumption, humans have been quite
adept at finding solutions to the problem of scarce natural resources, particularly in response to signals of increased scarcity.
Because environmental resources generally are not generally traded on markets, however, scarcity signals for these resources may
be inadequate, and appropriate policy responses are difficult to implement and manage. In the debate over the economic scarcity
of natural resources, one significant change in recent years has been a greater focus on the ecosystem services and the resource...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Natural resource scarcity; Environmental amenities; Resource substitution; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; Q01; Q10; Q20; Q30; Q40; Q50.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10562
VOLUNTARY REVELATION OF THE DEMAND FOR PUBLIC GOODS USING A PROVISION
POINT MECHANISM
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rondeau,
Daniel; Schulze,
William D.; Poe,
Gregory L.
Revised July 1998
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Public goods; Voluntary contributions; Provision point; Experiments; Information; Group size; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; H41; C92.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7265
LAND DEGRADATION IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD: ISSUES AND POLICY OPTIONS FOR
2020
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Scherr,
Sara J.; Yadav,
Satya N.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Environmental Economics and Policy; International Development; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16371
THE 1985 FARM BILL AND FUTURE COMMODITY POLICY EDUCATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Flinchbaugh,
Barry L.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1986
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/17553
BUBBLES IN PRICES OF EXHAUSTIBLE RESOURCES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jovanovic,
Boyan.
Aside from the equilibrium that Hotelling (1931) displayed, his model of non-renewable resources also contains a continuum of
bubble equilibria. In all the equilibria the price of the resource rises at the rate of interest. In a bubble equilibrium, however, the
consumption of the resource peters out, and a positive fraction of the original stock continues to be traded forever. And that may
well be happening in the market for high-end Bordeaux wines.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Wine; Exhaustible resource; Bubble; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/45830
A Theoretical Model of Optimal Compliance Decisions under Different Penalty Designs in Emissions
Trading Markets
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Restiani,
Phillia; Betz,
Regina.
This paper employs a theoretical model to examine compliance incentives and market efficiency under three penalty types: the
fixed penalty rate, which uses a constant marginal financial penalty; the make-good provision (quantity penalty), where each
missing permit in the current period is to be offset with a ratio (restoration rate) in the following period; and a mixed penalty,
which combines the two penalty types. Using a simple two-period model of firm's profit maximisation, we analyse compliance
decisions and the efficient penalty level under each penalty type. Firms‟ compliance strategies are modelled as an irreversible
investment in abatement measures and permit buying in the market. Our findings indicate that the penalty type does not affect...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Emissions trading; Penalty design; Compliance; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/107585
Saving the World but Saving Too Much? Pure Time Preference and Saving Rates in Integrated
Assessment Modelling
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Smith,
Kathryn.
* The current version of this paper was prepared with the support of the Australian Department of Climate Change and the
Environmental Economics Research Hub at the Australian National University. Earlier versions were submitted to the London
School of Economics and Political Science in partial completion of the MSc in Environment and Development, and to the 2009
annual conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES). The author is extremely grateful to
Simon Dietz and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for supervision and funding of the MSc, respectively, and to Steve
Hatfield-Dodds, Frank Jotzo, Jack Pezzey, Matthew Skellern, Daniel Veryard, and participants in seminars at the AARES
conference, the Department of...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Climate economics; Integrated assessment models; Economic models; Social costs.; Environmental Economics
and Policy; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94888
Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuels Expansion: The Role of Cellulosic Ethanol
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: English,
Burton C.; Torre Ugarte,
Daniel de la; Menard,
R. Jamey; West,
Tristram O.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/48707
INTERNATIONAL PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES: THE
NEVER-ENDING CHALLENGE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Fisher,
Jeffrey P.
Paper and PowerPoint Presentation
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32872
RENEWABLE RESOURCE PRODUCTION SURFACES, BIOECONOMIC STEADY STATES,
AND SPACE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Smith,
Martin D.
This paper explores production surfaces for a spatially differentiated renewable resource. By analyzing steady state harvests for a
fixed amount of total harvesting effort, the conceptual model evaluates management using protected areas and assesses the
importance of assumptions about spatial behavior. A simulation of marine reserves with Beverton-Holt recruitment is presented.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19729
Effects of Catfish, Crawfish, and Shrimp Imports on U.S. Domestic Prices
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lee,
Young-Jae; Kennedy,
P. Lynn.
Recent increases in imports of catfish, crawfish, and shrimp have caused concern as to their impact on domestic prices. This
study seeks to identify the linkages between imports of these goods and producer prices. Increases in imports of catfish and
shrimp are shown to decrease related domestic prices. However, recent trends show a simultaneous increase in both imports and
domestic prices of crawfish.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/35637
Demand for energy among households in Ijebu Division, Ogun State, Nigeria
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Shittu,
A.M.; Idowu,
A.O.; Otunaiya,
A.O.; Ismail,
A.K.
This study examines the influence of households’ socio-economic characteristics on household demand for electricity, petrol,
diesel, kerosene, firewood, domestic gas, and transport in commercial vehicles. Primary data obtained in a cross-section survey of
90 households selected across six communities in Ijebu-Division of Ogun State, Nigeria was used in estimating a system of energy
demand equations and elasticities. The study reveals that an average household in the sample had about five members, headed by
a 52 year old male that had about nine years of formal education. The mean monthly household consumption expenditure was N
15,458.63, of which about 25% was expended on the seven commodities. While the influence of education and household size
on...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9469
Turning over irrigation systems from the government of Indonesia to farmers
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Vermillion,
Douglas Lynn.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Government managed irrigation systems; Farmer managed irrigation systems; Governmental interrelations;
Policy; Indonesia; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Farm Management; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Land Economics/Use; Public Economics; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53074
Analyzing the Potential Water Conservation Strategies: An Application to Irrigated Agriculture in
the Texas Panhandle
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Tewari,
Rachna; Almas,
Lal K.; Lust,
David G.; Amosson,
Stephen H.; Bretz,
Fran E.
Witnessing a rapid surge in irrigation requirements as well as the pressure on natural resources to augment production for
satisfying grain demand for the growing human and livestock population, ground water supply in the Texas Panhandle reflects
itself as a limiting yet indispensable factor. This study evaluates the effectiveness of eight potential water management strategies
in terms of water savings, implementation costs as well as the regional impact of each policy on the agricultural economy of
Region A, comprising 21 counties in the North Texas High Plains, over a fifty-year planning horizon.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Ogallala Aquifer; Water Management strategies; Texas Panhandle; Regional Impacts; Agricultural and Food
Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/56393
International Tourism and Economic Growth: A Panel Data Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sequeira,
Tiago Neves; Campos,
Carla.
On average, tourism-specialized countries grow more than others. This fact is inconsistent with economic theory as, in particular,
endogenous growth theory suggests that economic growth is linked with: (1) sectors with high intensity in R&D and thus
high productivity; (2) large scale. In this paper, we use panel data methods to go further in treating the endogeneity problem. In
general and contrary to previous works, we conclude that tourism, on its own, cannot explain the higher growth rates of these
countries.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12145
IMPACT OF OFF-FARM INCOME ON ADOPTION OF CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Gedikoglu,
Haluk; McCann,
Laura M.J.
Off-farm income has recently been incorporated into the analysis of technology adoption, due to its increasing share in total farm
household income in the U.S. Previous studies, however, found inconsistent results with respect to the impact of off-farm income
on adoption of conservation practices. The contribution of the current study is to provide a conceptual model which shows that
off-farm work has positive impact on adoption of capital incentive practices and negative impact on adoption labor intensive
technologies. The results of multivariate probit regression confirms that adoption of injecting manure into the soil, which is a
capital intensive practice, is positively and significantly impacted by off-farm work, and adoption of record keeping, which...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9944
Minnesota Agricultural Economist 700
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Annou,
Mamane Malam; Pederson,
Glenn D.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13173
Accounting for Depletion of Oil and Gas Resources in Malaysia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Othman,
Jamal; Jafari,
Yaghoob.
This paper provides an assessment of the changes in the availability of oil and gas resources in Malaysia. The physical and
monetary balance sheets for crude oil and natural gas for the period 2000- 2007 was constructed. The net present value of
expected future incomes to reflect the value of resource change was calculated based on a physical extraction and a resource rent
scenario. Resource rent is gross operating surplus less the estimated user cost of produced capital in the crude oil and natural gas
extraction industry. We obtained the gross operating surplus by subtracting the value of consumption of employees and net taxes
on production cost from the value added of petroleum domestic products. Our findings noted serious reduction of oil reserves
from...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Sustainability; Environmental Accounts; Accounting; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; Q56.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100690
EFFICIENT GROUNDWATER PRICING AND WATERSHED CONSERVATION FINANCE: THE
HONOLULU CASE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pitafi,
Basharat A.K.; Roumasset,
James A.
Several studies have documented that intertemporal water allocation in Hawaii (as elsewhere) is inefficient (see e.g., Moncur et.
al., 1998). The result is widely expected to be early depletion of groundwater resources and the resulting need for using
expensive and exotic technologies such as desalination. The problem is further complicated by the presence of saltwater
underneath most of the freshwater lenses in Hawaii. Increasing groundwater extraction over time will drive the freshwater head
levels lower until the existing well installations will start to pump out saltwater. Once the wells become saline, it is very hard to
reverse the process. The consequences of these conditions, in terms of the economic value of waste, are unknown. Moreover,
recharge...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21958
Assessing the Opportunity Cost of Growing a Bioenergy Crop in California: a PMP Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yi,
Fujin; Merel,
Pierre R.; Lee,
Juhwan; Six,
Johan.
A significant increase in demand for fuel ethanol in California should be expected if all gasoline sold in the state were to be
blended with 10% ethanol, as envisaged in the State Alternative Fuels Plan. This paper assesses the potential of California
agriculture to supply biofuel feedstock in the form of switchgrass. We construct a fully calibrated, multi-region, multi-input and
multi-output model of agricultural supply for California’s Central Valley based on the principles of Positive Mathematical
Programming. We exploit the biogeochemical model DAYCENT to estimate production functions for switchgrass in each
agricultural region. We then predict the extent and location of potential switchgrass production in the Central Valley. Our results
suggest that...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: California agriculture; Bioenergy crop; Opportunity cost; Positive mathematical programming; Crop
Production/Industries; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/104519
Local Organizations for Natural Resource Management: Lessons from Theoretical and Empirical
Literature
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rasmussen,
Lise Nordvig; Meinzen-Dick,
Ruth Suseela.
Cover title. "August 1995"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-36).
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Natural resources--Management; Collective behavior; Appropriate technology--Research--Developing countries;
Devolution; Gender; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1995
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97520
Reply
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Quiggin,
John C.
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118601
Valuing environmental improvements in the Great Barrier Reef: Ecological and preference
heterogeneity in local area case studies
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rolfe,
John; Windle,
Jill.
The focus of this report is to test if protection values at a particular GBR site may be easily transferred to other case studies of
interest in the region. The research involved valuing three local case studies in the GBR and testing how values were consistent
across site and population characteristics. The sites were chosen to reflect substantial heterogeneity in extent, ecological
composition and condition, while values were assessed for both local and distant populations. The results are encouraging,
indicating that although significant heterogeneity was identified with the mixed logit models, values were robust to various site
and population differences. No significant difference in protection values between the three local case studies could be...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Choice modelling; Benefit transfer; Population effects; Great Barrier Reef; Willingness-to-pay;
Willingness-to-accept; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/95052
The Impact of Precision Agriculture Techniques on Kentucky Grain Farmers' Carbon Footprint
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Brown,
Rachael M.; Dillon,
Carl R.; Schieffer,
Jack; Shockley,
Jordan M.
This study estimates the carbon footprint of a Henderson County, Kentucky grain farmer under different production strategies;
traditional farming and precision agriculture technologies. Four constrained optimization, whole farm analysis models were
formulated under no-till conditions. One of the models was optimized without utilizing any precision agriculture techniques and
was used as a base model to compare the other three models which incorporated precision agriculture technologies (PAT). The
three technologies investigated include sub-meter auto-steer, RTK auto-steer and automatic section control (ASC). These models
are used to analyze the different production systems to determine if said technologies increase expected net returns and enhance
the...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource and Environmental Economics; Production Economics; Precision Agriculture; Farm Management;
Policy; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Production Economics;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/119802
CONTRACTING OVER COMMON PROPERTY: COST-SHARE CONTRACTS FOR PREDATOR
CONTROL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Yoder,
Jonathan K.
Predator control cost-share contracts among livestock producers in North America date back to 1630. A model is developed
which provides refutable implications for the structure and distribution of these contracts over time and space. Historical and
contemporary state and county level data on sheep producer coyote control generally support the model.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Contract theory; Wildlife; Livestock production; Industrial Organization; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21657
Application of a multi-criteria decision making process to facilitate the Improvement of the
Vásárhelyi Plan
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mozsgai,
Katalin; Tombacz,
Endre.
In recent years floods have caused enormous damage and to prevent this the Government has launched a comprehensive
programme called the Improvement of the Vásárhelyi Plan (IVP). In step with the original plan, new objectives have emerged,
contributing to a solution for the Tisza Region’s problems in water management and regional and rural development. In tandem
with the planning stage, a strategic environmental assessment has also been conducted. The assessment’s objective was to develop
a multi-criteria system to help choose from a variety of feasible development plans, the ultimate goal being sustainability
associated with social, economic, and environmental objectives. In its related decree, the Government recognised the results of the
applied...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Improvement of the Vásárhelyi Plan; Sustainability; Multi-criteria decision-making process; Strategic
environmental assessment; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46442
Preservation of Bio-Diversity, Heterogeneity of Farm Practices and Payments for Cultural
Landscapes under Inhomogeneous Natural Conditions
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nuppenau,
Ernst-August.
The paper explores the question of diversity in agricultural practice as related to bio-diversity and landscape appearance. It starts
with the observation that, in the past, diverse natural conditions have considerably impacted on adapted modes of agricultural
production, more than today, and that previously performed farm practices were strongly affiliated with specific natural
conditions. These practices positively contributed to a motified, diverse and man-made environment which is frequently
considered a beautiful landscape. This has changed dramatically. Particularly, where the European countryside is regarded a
natural heritage, today, the public seems to be worried about modern farm practices. After the adoption of modern techniques,
farmers prefer...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bio-diversity; Natural conditions; Diversity in farming; Payments for nature; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24937
NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOFUEL PRODUCTION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bothast,
Rodney J.
Paper and PowerPoint Presentation
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32873
Common Pool Resources and Social Norms: Internal cost & Less than Full Compliance Fishery example
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kang,
Heechan; Haab,
Timothy C.
We develop a theoretical model that is capable of explaining the existence of sustainable common pool resource equilibria in the
absence of external regulation. We combine ideas from the literature on social norms in an iterative game theory framework to
establish the existence of multiple sustainable common pool equilibria. Summary:
Consider a highly stylized common
pool resource (CPR) allocation problem where individual agents have the opportunity to comply or defect from some benchmark
behavior. For example, a recreational boater can choose to dispose of trash overboard or haul the trash to shore, or perhaps a
polluting firm can choose to meet or exceed a governmental standard for emissions. Traditional neo-classical models of common
pool...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/19220
Experience, Expectations and Hindsight: Evidence of a Cognitive Wedge in Stated Preference
Retrospectives
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bennett,
Michael; Provencher,
Bill; Bishop,
Richard C.
This paper combines fishing trip decisions - made before observing trip outcomes - with responses to set of double-bounded
dichotomous choice CV questions regarding the outcome of the trip, to explore cognitive elements of choice and their
implications for decision modeling and welfare analysis. Extending the approach taken by McConnell et al. (1999), wherein the
unobserved component of random utility is linked between the trip decision and the retrospective trip evaluation, we decompose
the unobserved component into linked and independent elements, and make the linked component a function of cognitive factors
hypothesized as affecting differences between the RP and SP responses. Results suggest that a significant "wedge" exists between
the closely related...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/12642
Higher Carbon Prices Could Spur Adoption of Methane Digesters
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Key,
Nigel D.; Sneeringer,
Stacy E.
A market price for carbon emission reductions would allow livestock producers with methane digesters to earn additional revenue
from trapping and burning methane from manure. Greater income from reducing methane emissions could substantially increase
the number of livestock producers who would find it profitable to install methane digesters. Large-scale hog and dairy operations
with lagoon manure management systems are likely to benefit most from a higher carbon price, which could have longrun
structural implications for the livestock sector.
Tipo: Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121241
Modelling the marginal revenue of water in selected agricultural commodities: A panel data approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Moolman,
C.E.; Blignaut,
J.N.; van Eyden,
R.
South Africa is a water-stressed country where water availability is an important constraint to economic and social development,
and will become even more so in the future if this scarce resource is not managed effectively. In order to manage this scarce
supply of water, we need to value it. This study focuses on the value of water in the agricultural sector, in particular the marginal
revenue of water for six irrigation commodities namely avocados, bananas, grapefruit, mangoes, oranges and sugarcane.
A
quadratic production function was fitted with an SUR model specification in a panel data study from 1975 to 2002 to obtain
marginal revenue functions for each of the six commodities. We found that mangoes are the most efficient commodity in its
water...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31732
Challenges to Ethanol Blending in the Southeast (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Moenter,
Daniel H.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37433
Green auctions versus uniform agri-environmental payments under heterogeneous conditions
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Cattaneo,
Andrea; Lankoski,
Jussi E.; Ollikainen,
Markku.
This paper examines how jointness of environmental benefits and environmental heterogeneity affect auction designs and the
potential benefits of green auctions over conventional flat-rate agri-environmental policies. A sealed bid green auction is used to
promote an agri-environmental program with two environmental targets, nutrient runoff reduction and biodiversity provision. A
score index comprising of environmental performance and the monetary size of bid is developed to rank the farmers’ applications.
The green auction is analyzed analytically and then empirically by using Finnish data. An auction that screens according to the
environmental score and another one with an additional cost-saving component are simulated in the context of two different...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bid; Joint environmental benefits; Score index value; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land
Economics/Use; Public Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51678
The Dairy Sectors of New Zealand and Australia: A Regional Study
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Armentano,
Louis E.; Dobson,
William D.; Jesse,
Edward V.; Olson,
Norman F.
New Zealand and Australia comprise the largest dairy exporting block in world markets and the dairy industries of both countries
have geared up in recent years to expand production of dairy products. The report synthesizes observations and insights from a
site visit by the authors in February 2004 that involved extensive interviews with dairy industry leaders, academics and
government officials in New Zealand and Australia. The focus is on the nature of competitive challenges to U.S. dairy farmers,
processors, and exporters. The report addresses questions related to the potential for expanding milk production in the two
countries, export niches with respect to product mix and destinations, and likely strategic behavior of major Oceania exporters.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Australia Dairy Industry; New Zealand Dairy Industry; Political Economics of Oceania; Exchange-Rate
Impacts; Resource-Based Economics; Agribusiness; Demand and Price Analysis; Farm Management; Industrial Organization;
International Development; International Relations/Trade; Political Economy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37518
Climate Change, Energy Demand and Market Power in a General Equilibrium Model of the World
Economy
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Roson,
Roberto; Bosello,
Francesco; De Cian,
Enrica.
Future energy demand will be affected by changes in prices and income, but also by other factors, like temperature levels. This
paper draws upon an econometric study, disentangling the contribution of temperature in the determination of the annual regional
demand for energy goods. Combining estimates of temperature elasticities with scenarios of future climate change, it is possible to
assess variations in energy demand induced (directly) by the global warming. We use this information to simulate a change in the
demand structure of households in a CGE model of the world economy, in a set of assessment exercises. The changing demand
structure triggers a structural adjustment process, influencing trade flows, regional competitiveness of industries and...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Climate Change; Energy; Computable General Equilibrium Models; Imperfect Competition; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy; D58; F12; Q43; Q54.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/9095
EMPIRICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TWO-CONSTRAINT MODELS OF
RECREATION DEMAND
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Larson,
Douglas M.; Shaikh,
Sabina L.
Theoretical restrictions implied by the two-constraint recreation demand model are developed. The structure necessary to specify
empirical models shows that most current models of recreation incorporate time in a manner inconsistent with theory. Results are
applicable to all recreationists and are particularly useful to those with endogenous marginal values of time.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/21629
The US Agriculture Greenhouse Emissions and Environmental Performance
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kabata,
Tshepelayi.
Replaced with revised version of paper 09/23/11.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Productivity; Technical Efficiency; Environmental performance; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103427
Biological Control of Water Hyacinth: The weevils Neochetima bruchi and N. eichhorniae Biologies,
Host Ranges, and Rearing, Releasing and Monitoring Techniques for Biological Control of
Eichhornia crassipes
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Julien,
Mic H.; Griffiths,
M.W.; Wright,
Anthony D.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114819
The transformation of irrigation boards into water user associations in South Africa: Case studies of
the Umlaas, Komati, Lomati and Hereford Irrigation Boards Volume 2
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Faysse,
Nicolas; Gumbo,
Jabulani.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Water users’ associations; Organizational development; Institutional development; Water law; Dams; Water
users; Forestry; Farmers; Domestic water; History; Water quality; Water allocation; Water rates; Water resource management;
Irrigation efficiency; Water use efficiency; Water rights; Canals; Case studies; Farm Management; Institutional and Behavioral
Economics; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92784
Measuring the Degree of Monopsony Power in the EU Fish Importing Industry: Implications for
Ugandan Fresh and Chilled Fish Fillet Exports
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Muhammad,
Andrew.
Although France, Belgium and the Netherlands import a significant percentage of chilled fish fillet from Uganda, results suggest
no significant degree of monopsony power is exercised by these countries. If Ugandan firms export to a few countries the
competitive price should still prevail if there are many importing firms.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/35455
Warm glow in charitable auctions: Are the WEIRDos driving the results?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Remoundou,
Kyriaki; Drichoutis,
Andreas C.; Koundouri,
Phoebe.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114795
Contributions of U.S. Crop Subsidies to Biofuel and Related Markets
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Devadoss,
Stephen; Bayham,
Jude.
The U.S. crop subsidies provide incentives for farmers to expand feedstock production, which benefits the biofuel producers by
lowering input costs. This study develops a general equilibrium model to analyze the effects of a reduction in the U.S. crop
subsidy on biofuel industries and social welfare. The impacts of feedstock policies on the biofuel market are marginal. In contrast,
the biofuel mandate has a larger impact and counteracts the effects of the crop subsidy reduction. The mandate increases the
demand for feedstock and causes not only grain ethanol, but also cellulosic ethanol production to rise. The mandate exacerbates
the distortion, and government spending increases significantly, leading to greater welfare loss.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Biofuel; Environmental impacts; Farm supports; Welfare analysis; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy;
Agricultural Finance; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy;
Farm Management; Financial Economics; Land Economics/Use; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging
Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q18; Q27.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100525
Urban water demand with fixed volumetric charging in a large municipality: the case of Brisbane,
Australia
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hoffmann,
Mark; Worthington,
Andrew; Higgs,
Helen.
This paper uses suburb-level quarterly data to model residential water demand in Brisbane, Australia, from 1998 to 2003. In this
system, residential consumption is charged using a fixed annual service fee with no water entitlement followed by a fixed
volumetric charge per kilolitre. Water demand is specified as average quarterly household water consumption and the demand
characteristics include the marginal price of water, household income and size, and the number of rainy and warm days. The
findings not only confirm residential water as price and income inelastic, but also that the price and income elasticity of demand in
owner-occupied households is higher than in rented households. The results also show that weather, particularly summer months
and the...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Water management and policy; Demand analysis; Utility regulation and pricing; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/116966
Ozone Externalities on Crop Production: Insights from UK Farm Level Data
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Neeliah,
Harris; Shankar,
Bhavani.
Tropospheric ozone is an air pollutant thought to reduce crop yields across Europe. Much experimental scientific work has been
completed or is currently underway to quantify yield effects at ambient ozone levels. In this research, we seek to directly evaluate
whether such effects are observed at the farm level. We use both primal (production function) as well as dual (profit function)
methods, with ozone as a fixed input, to explore the extent to which output and profits are affected by ozone in the UK. A panel
dataset on UK farms is intersected with spatial data on ozone, and panel data production and profit function estimation methods
are used. The production function does predict a statistically significant negative effect of ozone on wheat yields at...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Ozone; Wheat; Crop production; Production function; Profit function; Crop Production/Industries; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy; Q4; P2.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24659
PROPERTY RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE ACTION AND AGRIBUSINESS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Johnson,
Nancy L.; Berdegue,
Julio A.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/16566
Does MODSS offer an alternative to traditional approaches to natural resource management decision
making?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Robinson,
Jackie.
There is an increasing awareness, on the part of decision-makers, of the need to develop new or to extend traditional evaluation
techniques to facilitate a multidisciplinary and participatory approach to decisionmaking. Such an approach would be particularly
appropriate for decision-making with respect to the management of natural resources. Not only are there multiple objectives
involved in making a decision about natural resource management but many of the identified objectives are competing and
conflicting. This paper presents a multiple objective decision support system (MODSS) which was developed to assist
decision-making for a catchment in Far North Queensland. The MODSS approach is shown to be a process, capable of
incorporating information from a...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/123726
Irrigation against rural poverty: an overview of issues and pro-poor intervention strategies in
irrigated agriculture in Asia; Proceedings of National Workshops on Pro-Poor Intervention Strategies
in Irrigated Agriculture in Asia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam [9-10
August 2001, Colombo, Sri Lanka]
Provedor de dados: 31
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Irrigation management; Water resources; Poverty; Sustainability; Rural development; Irrigated farming;
Performance evaluation; Case studies; Large scale systems; Surface irrigation; Water use efficiency; Water scarcity; Water policy;
Productivity; Farm Management; Food Security and Poverty; Productivity Analysis; Research and Development/Tech
Change/Emerging Technologies; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118406
Forest Product Trade Impacts of an Invasive Species: Modeling Structure and Intervention
Trade-Offs
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Prestemon,
Jeffrey P.; Zhu,
Shushuai; Turner,
James A.; Buongiorno,
Joseph; Li,
Ruhong.
Asian gypsy and nun moth introductions into the United States, possibly arriving on imported Siberian coniferous logs, threaten
domestic forests and product markets and could have global market consequences. We simulate, using the Global Forest Products
Model (a spatial equilibrium model of the world forest sector), the consequences under current policies of a wide-spread,
successful pest invasion, and of plausible trading partner responses to the successful invasion. We find that trade liberalization
would have a negligible effect on U.S. imports of Siberian logs and, consequently, on the risk of a pest invasion. But, if it
happened, possibly through trade in other commodities, a successful and widespread pest invasion would have large effects on...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Asian gypsy moth; Trade; Invasive species; Welfare; Spatial equilibrium model; Resource /Energy Economics
and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10188
DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT QUALITY SYSTEM FOR METALLURGICAL
ENTERPRISE BASED ON BALANCED SCORECARD WITH LIMITING FACTORS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pesin,
Alexander; Salganik,
Viktor; Ledneva,
Galina.
The article considers inefficiency of the existing quality management systems (QMS) based on standards ISO series 9000. The
authors offer integrated QMS with limiting factors on Balanced Scorecard. The Balanced Scorecard with limiting factors helps to
efficiently direct process of continuous improvement and achieve top-priority criteria in quality management domain.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Management quality system; Priority operations in quality field; Theory of constrains; Balanced Scorecard.;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; L15.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/94589
The Contribution of Australian and International Forestry Research
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Haines,
Russell.
Forests are making major contributions to rural livelihoods in Australia and in many other countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
These include direct economic returns from the harvest of both timber and non-timber forest products, and indirect contributions
to other economic activity through effects on soil and water quality. Research and development has provided the foundation upon
which the forestry successes of Australia and its neighbours have been based, and international collaboration has been a major
plank. ACIAR’s collaborative research program has made a significant contribution. A suite of plantation eucalypt projects has
contributed to the development of a major industry in southern China, and the skills and experience so acquired have...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124417
EFFICACY OF WATER TRADING UNDER ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION AND
IMPLICATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Dridi,
Chokri; Khanna,
Madhu.
The purpose of this paper is to develop a water allocation and technology adoption model under the prior appropriation doctrine
that recognizes informational asymmetry among water users and between water users and water authorities. We consider
informational asymmetry about the agent's type, defined by a mix of land quality and knowledge. Adverse selection is found to
significantly reduce the adoption of modern irrigation technology and to lead to less retirement of poor quality lands than under
full information. Further investigation shows that even with asymmetric information, incentives for water trades can exist and
lead to additional technology adoption with gains to all parties. Our results suggest that under asymmetric information, even a
thin...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/22140
STATEWIDE ECONOMIC AND FISCAL EFFECTS OF THE DIRECT REDUCTION OF IRON
ORE TO STEEL IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Maki,
Wilbur R.
The Minnesota Regional Development Simulation Laboratory (SIMLAB) was used to simulate statewide economic effects of
three iron mining industry options--revitalization of the Lower Great Lakes states steel industry, gradual liquidation of this
industry, and the direct reduction of iron ore to steel in Northeast Minnesota. Industry output, employment, and value added
indicators for the 1970 and 1977 years are compared with corresponding economic indicators for the 1980-2000 projection period.
Finally, mineral-related state tax revenue trends are presented. Changes in these trends which are associated with each of the three
iron mining industry options are projected for the 1980-89 period.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1981
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/13480
Optimal Allocation of Reservoir Water
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Debnath,
Deepayan; Stoecker,
Arthur L.; Boyer,
Tracy A.; Sanders,
Larry D.
The purpose of this paper is to determine the optimal allocation of reservoir water among consumptive and non-consumptive uses.
A non-linear mathematical programming model is developed to optimally allocate Lake Tenkiller water among competing uses
that maximize the net social benefit. A mass balance is used to determine the level and volume of water in the lake. This paper
examines the effect of water management on lake resources when recreational values are and are not included as control variables
in the optimization process. Results show that maintaining the lake level to the ‘normal lake level’ of 632 feet during the summer
months generates more recreational benefit rather than reducing the lake level by releasing water for hydro power generation.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Consumptive and non-consumptive use; Mass balance equation; Non-linear mathematical programming;
Optimization; Recreational uses; Water allocation; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46842
ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS, BUREAUCRATS, AND BUDGETS: A TEST OF
HYPOTHESES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Loomis,
John B.
Economic efficiency has become more visible in national forest plans because of new planning regulations implemented by the
Reagan administration. This paper investigates economic efficiency analyses and whether such information influences U.S. Forest
Service decisions. The findings indicate that there are substantial errors in estimates of the net present value of wilderness and that
there is no association between the sign of net present value and decision makers’
recommendations about wilderness
designation. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that an economic efficiency information requirement will not insure
its use in decision making unless the incentives facing managers change.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1987
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32475
Biomass Supply from Alternative Cellulosic Crops and Crop Residues: A Preliminary Spatial
Bioeconomic Modeling Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Egbendewe-Mondzozo,
Aklesso; Swinton,
Scott M.; Izaurralde,
R. Cesar; Manowitz,
David H.; Zhang,
Xuesong.
This paper introduces a spatial bioeconomic model for study of potential cellulosic biomass supply at regional scale. By modeling
the profitability of alternative crop production practices, it captures the opportunity cost of replacing current crops by cellulosic
biomass crops. The model draws upon biophysical crop input-output coefficients, price and cost data, and spatial transportation
costs in the context of profit maximization theory. Yields are simulated using temperature, precipitation and soil quality data with
various commercial crops and potential new cellulosic biomass crops. Three types of alternative crop management scenarios are
simulated by varying crop rotation, fertilization and tillage. The cost of transporting biomass to a specific...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Biomass production; Bioenergy supply; Biofuel policy; Bioenergy; Cellulosic ethanol; Agro-ecosystem
economics; Ecosystem services economics; Agro-environmental trade-off analysis; Mathematical programming; EPIC;
Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use;
Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q16; Q15; Q57; Q18.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/98277
Brazil Agriculture Policy Review
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Quiroga,
Jose; Brooks,
Jonathan; Melyukhina,
Olga.
In June 2005, OECD members met with senior government officials from Brazil to discuss Brazilian agricultural policies and
future directions, as a part of a comprehensive agricultural policy review. Ongoing dialogue with Brazil on policy issues is
important to fostering a better understanding of global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Results of the review will be
published by the OECD in 2005. This policy note provides a preview of key findings.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: OECD; Policy issues; Reforms; Economy; Macroeconomic stabilization; Structural reforms; Trade
liberalization; Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Food Security and Poverty; International
Relations/Trade; Land Economics/Use; Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/52068
IRRIGATION DISTRICT ADOPTION OF WATER CONSERVING RATE STRUCTURES
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Michelsen,
Ari M.; McGuckin,
J. Thomas; Taylor,
R. Garth; Huffaker,
Ray G.
A binary choice model was used to identify the attributes that influence irrigation district adoption of conservation rate structures.
Using principles of rate design and irrigation district administration as a framework, measures of irrigation district rate structure
objectives and physical and economic conditions were developed. The factors investigated characterize the constraints under
which districts operate, value and cost of water, quantity of water delivered and revenue risk for districts. Rate structure adoption
was predicted with over 75% accuracy. Both significant and non-significant factors are key to understanding rate choice. Districts
were more likely to adopt conservation rate pricing when the cost of water to farmers was greater, higher...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20964
A bioeconomic model of a marine park
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Greenville,
Jared W.; MacAulay,
T. Gordon.
A spatial bioeconomic model of a fishery will be used to investigate the effect of creating a marine park in a heterogeneous
environment. Focus will be placed on the relevant biological and economic conditions needed to provide a benefit to both fishers
and conservationists alike. The fishing environment will be one of limited entry to better simulate the conditions which exist in
many developed nations. Fishers will be assumed to operate across patched in which the fish stocks are linked via either
sink-source or density dependant spatial relationships.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Bioeconomic; Marine protected area; Fisheries; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/58451
Natural Disasters in a Two-Sector Model of Endogenous Growth
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Horii,
Ryo; Ikefuji,
Masako.
This paper studies sustainability of economic growth considering the risk of natural disasters caused by pollution in an
endogenous growth model with physical and human capital accumulation. It is shown that economic growth is sustainable only if
the tax rate on the polluting input is increased over time and that the long-term rate of economic growth follows an inverted
V-shaped curve relative to the growth rate of the environmental tax. The social welfare is maximized under a positive steady-state
growth in which faster accumulation of human capital compensates the productivity loss due to declining use of the polluting
input.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Natural disasters; Human capital; Endogenous depreciation; Economic growth; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; O41; O13; E22.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97337
Prospects for Brazil's Sugar and Ethanol Industry (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Nastari,
Plinio M.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/50581
State Support for Ethanol Use and State Demand for Ethanol Produced in the Midwest
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Thompson,
Wyatt.
This study examines US demand for ethanol produced in the Midwest and assesses how state policies that target ethanol demand
affect biofuel and agricultural commodity markets.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46998
Consumers' Willingness-to-Pay for Perennial Grass Conversion to Renewable Energy in
South-Central Minnesota
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Pham,
Matthew V.
Poster prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s 2011 AAEA & NAREA Joint
Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 24-26, 2011
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Willingness-to-pay; Perennial Grass; Contingent Valuation; Economic Feasibility; Credit Stacking; Minnesota;
Row Crops; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103604
Estimation in a long-run short-run model
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Berck,
Peter; Lipow,
Jonathan.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Forest products; Mathematical models; Prices; Profits; Supply and demand; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy; Demand and Price Analysis.
Ano: 1994
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/43909
Speculation and Volatility Spillover in the Crude Oil and Agricultural Commodity Markets: A
Bayesian Analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Du,
Xiaodong; Yu,
Cindy L.; Hayes,
Dermot J.
This paper assesses the roles of various factors influencing the volatility of crude oil prices and the possible linkage between this
volatility and agricultural commodity markets. Stochastic volatility models are applied to weekly crude oil, corn, and wheat
futures prices from November 1998 to January 2009. Model parameters are estimated using Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo
methods. The main results are as follows. Speculation, scalping, and petroleum inventories are found to be important in explaining
oil price variation. Several properties of crude oil price dynamics are established, including mean-reversion, a negative correlation
between price and volatility, volatility clustering, and infrequent compound jumps. We find evidence of volatility...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Gibbs sampling; Merton jump; Leverage effect; Stochastic volatility.; Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource
/Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/50073
VALUING CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSFERABLE DEER HUNTING PERMITS IN KANSAS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Taylor,
Justin; Marsh,
Thomas L.
The novel use of transferable deer hunting permits in Kansas has altered property rights to a traditionally government rationed
good, providing the institutional framework and incentives for competitive market activity.
This paper investigates how
attributes of the permit itself, spatial determinants, and the socioeconomic characteristics of the consumer-hunter influence market
price. Findings provide valuable insight into factors that are important to Kansas interest groups, its economy, and to structuring
transferable permits for wildlife programs.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/36025
Strategic Analyses of the National River Linking Project (NRLP) of India Series 5; Proceedings of the
Second National Workshop on Strategies Issues in Indian Irrigation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Irrigation management; Institutional reform; Surface irrigation; River basin management; Water transfer;
Investment; Irrigation programs; Policy; Water users associations; Groundwater management; Groundwater recharge; Water
supply; Drinking water; Watershed management; Crops; Crop Production/Industries; Financial Economics; Institutional and
Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/118413
HOW CAN WE UTILIZE ENERGY MORE EFFECTIVELY IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bettman,
Tipo: Journal Article
Fred.
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1978
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/27534
Measuring the Value of Changes in Ecosystem Services from Agriculture: Economic Contributions to
Multidisciplinary Research (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Swinton,
Scott M.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Ecosystem services; Economics; Environmental Economics and Policy; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/58990
Potential Carbon Sequestration and Revenue from Timber and Carbon Credits for Landowners of
West Virginia Abandoned Mine Lands.
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bouquot,
Chris; Sperow,
Mark.
An optimal forest rotation model estimates potential value from timber and carbon for owners of WV abandoned mine lands
(AMLs). An OLS regression provides merchantable volume and carbon density for six forest types which could sequester 0.41 Tg
of carbon per year on approximately 33,800 hectares of AMLs.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/35331
Managing Resources in Erratic Environments: An Analysis of Pastoralist Systems in Ethiopia, Niger,
and Burkina Faso
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: McCarthy,
Nancy; Dutilly-Diane,
Celine; Drabo,
Boureima; Kamara,
Abdul B.; Vanderlinden,
Jean-Paul.
Although 22 percent of land in sub-Saharan Africa is arid or semiarid rangeland, development policies have long been biased
toward crop agriculture. In the wake of the Green Revolution, international and national agricultural research institutions focused
on crop systems and plant breeding. As a result, the customary tenure arrangements that enabled pastoralists to move their
livestock from one grazing ground to another fell out of favor. As climate-related crises and desertification have spiraled,
however, research and policy interest in rangeland management issues have been renewed. As part of its strategy to seek policies
for the efficient functioning of global food systems, IFPRI has been in the forefront of this research. In the 1990s, as part of a...
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Range management; Ethiopia; Niger; Burkina Faso; Pastoral systems; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37895
The transformation of irrigation boards into water user associations in South Africa: Case studies of
the Lower Olifants, Great Letaba and Vaalharts water user associations. Volume 1
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Seshoka,
Jetrick; de Lange,
Willem J.; Faysse,
Nicolas.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Water users’ associations; Organizational development; Institutional development; River basins; Water use;
Water quality; Canals; Irrigation water; Domestic water; Water resource management; Water requirements; Irrigation
requirements; Water allocation; Dams; Irrigation programs; Farmers; Case studies; Farm Management; Institutional and
Behavioral Economics; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92655
PERCEIVED HAZARD AND PRODUCT CHOICE: AN APPLICATION TO RECREATIONAL
SITE CHOICE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jakus,
Paul M.; Shaw,
W. Douglass.
This study improves upon the standard "dummy variable" approach to modeling fish consumption advisories by jointly estimating
a "perceived hazard" model and a site choice model. The perceived hazard model overcomes the shortcomings of the dummy
variable model, namely that all anglers respond equally to advisories and that all anglers know of and believe the advisories. We
find that anglers' perceived hazards associated with consumption advisories do affect product (recreational site) choice. Anglers'
perceptions also affect welfare measures, where the benefits of contaminant removal follow a more reasonable pattern than that of
the dummy variable approach. The joint perceived hazard/product choice model is applicable to a wide variety of risky choices...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2001
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20772
WILDFIRE FUELS MANAGEMENT: A NESTED ROTATION APPROACH APPLIED TO
PONDEROSA PINE FORESTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Lankoande,
Mariam D.; Yoder,
Jonathan K.
Vegetative fuels management for wildfire risk mitigation is increasing recognized as a crucial complement to suppression. We
develop a nested rotation model to examine the fuel treatment timing in the context of a forest environment where part of the
values at risk are standing timber to be harvested. Simulations are performed for a representative ponderosa pine forest, and
implications of the model for policy issues are discussed, including 1) the effects of public suppression of wildfire on private fuel
management incentives, 2) externality problems when non-timber values such as wildland-urban interface property is not
accounted for in private fuel management decisions.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20007
’N EKONOMIESE EVALUERING VAN TEKORTBESPROEIING EN VERHOOGDE
WATERTOEDIENINGSDOELTREFFENDHEID OP LANDBOUWATERGEBRUIK
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Grove,
Bennie; Oosthuizen,
L.K.
Deficit irrigation and increasing irrigation application efficiency were analysed as water-utilisation strategies through
chance-constrained linear programming (CCLP) to establish whether these strategies were economically advantageous and water
conserving. Deficit irrigation was modelled through scaling functions in the CCLP model, and potential return flow was
calculated from optimal water application efficiencies. Results showed that increasing water application efficiency may be
economically beneficial; however, the illusion might be created that water was conserved, while potential return flow was
reduced. Deficit irrigation conserves water because water consumption decreases more than potential return flow. Deficit
irrigation was economically...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1997
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/54716
VALUING BOTANIC COLLECTIONS: A COMBINED TRAVEL-COST AND CONTINGENT
VALUATION SURVEY IN AUSTRALIA
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mwebaze,
Paul; Bennett,
Jeffrey W.
The economic value of biological collections in three major botanic gardens in Australia was estimated using the Travel-Cost
(TC) and Contingent Valuation (CV) methods. The study used truncated count data models to control for the non-negative integer
and truncation properties of the number of visits to botanic gardens in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. We estimate consumer
surplus values of approximately $34 per trip to each botanic garden, resulting in the total social welfare estimate of approximately
$96.9 million in 2010 Australian dollars. This result is relatively high compared to similar studies conducted in other countries.
Willingness to pay (WTP) for entry fees and or higher parking charges for access to botanic gardens were also investigated....
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Economic value; Botanic gardens; Biological collections; Willingness to pay; Travel-cost method; Contingent
valuation method.; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/100688
INTEGRATED ECONOMIC-HYDROLOGIC ANALYSIS OF POLICY RESPONSES TO
PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE WATER USE UNDER CHANGING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Blanco-Gutierrez,
Irene; Varela-Ortega,
Consuelo; Purkey,
David R.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114253
ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURAL SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN THE NORTHERN
PLAINS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Antle,
John M.; Capalbo,
Susan Marie; Mooney,
Sian; Elliott,
Edward T.; Paustian,
Keith H.
Under the Kyoto protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change the United States is charged with
reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to seven percent below their 1990 levels by the period 2008-2012. These reductions could
be met from many industries including agriculture. In this paper, an economic simulation model is linked to an ecosystem model
to quantify the economic efficiency of policies that might be used to sequester carbon (C) in agricultural soils in the Northern
Plains region. Simulations with the Century ecosystem model show that long-term soil C levels associated with a crop/fallow
system are less than those for grass alone, but that soil C levels for grass-clover-pasture are greater than for continuously
cropped...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Policy design; Economic efficiency; Soil carbon; Sequestration; Valuing soil carbon; Great Plains agriculture;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q2.
Ano: 2000
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/29239
Revenue-Recycling and the Efficiency and Spatial Distributional Impacts of Development Taxes
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Bento,
Antonio M.; Franco,
Sofia F.; Kaffine,
Daniel T.
Recent studies that compare the efficiency and distributional impacts of alternative instruments to curb sprawl typically ignore
what to do with the revenues from anti-sprawl policies, such as development taxes. This paper extends first-best analysis of
development taxes aimed at preserving land at the urban fringe to account for interactions with other distortions within the urban
system. By incorporating urban decline at the city core, which in turn, generates negative neighborhood spillover effects and extra
pressure for development at the urban fringe, we provide a more complete framework to evaluate the efficiency and distributional
impacts of development taxes. We consider three potential alternative schemes to recycle the revenues: lump sum...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Urban Sprawl; Revenue-Recycling; Regional Coordination; Spatial Modeling; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q31; R14; R38.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/51104
The optimal single forest rotation under climatic fluctuation effect
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jia,
Haili.
The stochastic impact of the "climatic fluctuation effect" is introduced in the traditional determinant timber growth model and
optimal harvesting strategies are derived under different stochastic "climatic fluctuation effect" patterns. Results show that
properties of different patterns significantly affect the forms of the optimal harvesting rules.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2006
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/35443
SOCIAL DILEMMAS AND PUBLIC RANGE MANAGEMENT: RESULTS FROM THE NEVADA
RANCH SURVEY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: van Kooten,
G. Cornelis; Thomsen,
Roy W.; Hobby,
Thomas G.; Eagle,
Alison J.
Since the late 1960s, the Nevada ranch community has come under increasing pressure from environmental groups regarding their
use of public lands for livestock grazing, thus increasing tension between ranchers and public land managers and potentially
reducing the social capital that facilitates action and cooperation in range management. In this paper, we use responses to a survey
of all public grazing permit holders in Nevada to investigate the changing relationships between ranchers and the public land
agencies, and its potential implications. In particular, we investigate factors that affect ranchers' trust in the public land agencies,
and then factors that influence the nature of the relationship between ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management and...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18157
Discussion: Exchange Rates, Energy Policy and Outcomes in Agricultural Markets
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rosson,
C. Parr, III.
These three invited papers examine the role that exchange rates may have in influencing commodity prices, input prices and farm
income. The papers arguably represent one of the most important recent attempts to quantify and explain these new linkages. As
U.S. and world agriculture moves from a period of high output prices to a period of lower prices, understanding the impact of
macroeconomic variables on farm input costs and farm income will become more important. Further, it will be equally important
for policy makers to undertake appropriate market interventions in order to have maximum effectiveness should this period of
cost-price-squeeze continue to intensify. Each of the papers has something significant to contribute to the understanding and
debate...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Energy; Exchange rates; Macropolicy; Markets; Trade; Agribusiness; Farm Management; Financial Economics;
Marketing; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; F42.
Ano: 2009
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/53098
Simulation of factors impeding water quality trading market performance
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Smith,
Craig M.; Peterson,
Jeffrey M.; Leatherman,
John C.
Over the past several decades, market-based approaches to natural resource management have received increased attention as a
means to cost-effectively achieve environmental quality goals. Following on what has been hailed a success for reducing air
pollution, water quality trading (WQT) has more recently been seen as the next great opportunity for reducing water pollution,
especially for nutrient loading. Numerous trading programs have been pilot tested and/or adopted in states throughout the nation,
with more than 70 programs now in operation (Breetz et al., 2004). WQT would allow multiple contributors to surface water
degradation to determine how best to meet an overarching collective goal related to pollution reduction. WQT takes advantage
of...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Water quality trading; Market based; Trading ratio; Information levels; Point source; Nonpoint source;
Simulation; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/61125
APPLICATION OF LINEAR GOAL PROGRAMMING TO FOREST HARVEST SCHEDULING
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hotvedt,
James E.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1983
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/30237
Regional Economic Impacts of Florida's Agricultural and Natural Resource Industries
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hodges,
Alan W.; Mulkey,
W. David.
The state of Florida has large industries producing fruits and vegetables, sugar, livestock, dairy and meat products, seafood,
ornamental plants, forest products, phosphate rock, and an array of associated industries that provide supporting inputs and
services, and conduct processing and manufacturing. There are distinct differences in the regional distribution of Florida's
agricultural and natural resource industries. Economic characteristics and impacts were evaluated for the state of Florida and for
eight separate regions of Florida. Each region is comprised of a core metropolitan area and a number of surrounding counties, as
defined by the US Commerce Department, Bureau of Economic Analysis, based on employee commuting patterns and other
factors. The...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Florida; Agriculture and natural resource industries; Economic impact; Functional economic region; Output;
Value added; Employment; Input-output models; Multiplier; Implan; Agribusiness; Public Economics; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/15702
THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF SNOWMOBILING IN WYOMING: A TRAVEL COST
APPROACH WITH MARKET SEGMENTATION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Coupal,
Roger H.; Bastian,
Christopher T.; May,
Juliet A.; Taylor,
David T.
Little research has been done on the economic benefits of snowmobiling. This study used a cluster analysis and the travel cost
method to identify different snowmobiler segments and estimate their respective consumer surplus values. Consumer surplus
estimates ranged from $12 to $49 per day for the different segments.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1999
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/35681
USE OF CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM LAND FOR BIOREFINERY FEEDSTOCK
PRODUCTION
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Mapemba,
Lawrence D.; Epplin,
Francis M.
Legislation passed in 2002 enables managed harvesting and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land, including
harvesting of biomass. The objective of the research is to determine the cost to acquire, harvest, store, and deliver a steady flow
of biomass from CRP grasslands to a biorefinery.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20336
Beyond Corn and Soybeans: Cellulose Feedstocks (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Walsh,
Jensen,
Marie E.; English,
Kimberly L.; Nelson,
Burton C.; Torre Ugarte,
Daniel de la; Hellwinckel,
Richard G.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Chad M.; Menard,
R. Jamey;
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37457
Waikato warm home study
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Phillips,
Yvonne; Scarpa,
Riccardo.
New Zealand houses are cold, damp, and poorly insulated by international standards. Our substandard housing stock has negative
effects on health, quality of life, productivity, winter air quality, energy use and transmission. Investment in home energy
efficiency is below the socially optimal level due to information asymmetries, bounded rationality and to some degree,
non-excludability. Uptake of government grants for insulation has been very low in some communities, especially by owners of
private rental properties. This study examines consumer preferences and perceptions of home energy efficiency technologies for
residents of the Waikato region. We use a choice experiment approach to determine willingness to pay by owner-occupiers,
landlords and tenants....
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Environmental Economics and
Policy; Health Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/96494
Tourists' Value of Ranch Open Space Over Time: A Panel Data Estimation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Ellingson,
Lindsey; Seidl,
Andrew F.; Mucklow,
C.J.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Demand and Price Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/10258
A Firm's Perspective on Biodiesel (PowerPoint)
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Prentice,
Paul T.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/45857
MONITORING EL NINO IN REAL TIME: THE 2002-03 WARM EPISODE
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Martell,
Gail.
Speech and PowerPoint Presentation
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/33192
The Choice of Fish Species: An Experiment Measuring the Impact of Risk and Benefit Information
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Marette,
Stephan; Roosen,
Jutta; Blanchemanche,
Sandrine; Verger,
Philippe.
An experiment was conducted in France to evaluate the impact of health information on consumer’s choice. Fish have positive
and negative health attributes, and we focus on fish species of diverging risk-benefit ratios. Successive messages revealing risks
(methylmercury) and benefits (omega-3s), along with consumption recommendations, were delivered to experiment participants.
Results show significant differences in reaction among participants depending on the sequencing order of information on risks and
benefits. The results of the experiment are combined with a partial equilibrium model to determine the value of information.
Acknowledging adjustments of equilibrium prices, health information is shown to have significant value to consumers.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Experimental economics; Fish consumption; Health information; Nutrition; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/36701
Educational, institutional and governmental obstacles to protecting water resources from improper
agricultural practices in Lebanon
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Farajalla,
Nadium; Khoury,
Ricardo.
Agriculture is the biggest use of water in Lebanon, a relatively water-rich country in a mostly arid region. Pollution of water
resources in Lebanon varies according to region but most is mainly due to sewage discharge and agricultural activities. As with
intensive agricultural practices worldwide, the agricultural sector in Lebanon relies heavily on agrochemicals to protect crops and
improve their yield. To ensure sustainable agricultural production, proper management of soil and water quality is required. This
study aimed to identify obstacles (educational, institutional, regulatory, etc.) hindering the protection of water resources from
inappropriate agricultural practices in Lebanon. First, a limited field survey was conducted to determine current farm...
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/48070
EFFECT OF RISK PERCEPTION ON WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATER
QUALITY
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Sukharomana,
Renu; Supalla,
Raymond J.
A CVM survey of WTP for water quality was conducted in October 1997. Findings suggest that WTP depends logically on risk
perceptions and, thus, on the amount of water quality being purchased. However, erroneous subjective risk opinions were found
to bias WTP downward.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20869
Management changes and vessel-level technical efficiency in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery: a
stochastic frontier analysis
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: New,
Robert.
Changes in fishery management can influence vessels’ efficiency, thereby changing the fishery’s ability to achieve a catch target
consistent with maximising net economic returns to the Australian community. The stochastic frontier method is used to analyse
the vessel--‐level technical efficiency achieved in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery over the period 2001–02 to 2010–11. A
significant reduction in fleet size in this fishery following implementation of the Securing our Fishing Future structural adjustment
package in 2006 is shown to have had a negligible effect on vessel--‐level technical efficiency. Also, effort creep was avoided
during the period of effort controls; 2008–09 to 2010–11. Tracking changes in technical efficiency over time can help...
Tipo: Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2012
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/124349
Does international cereal trade save water? The impact of virtual water trade on global water use
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: de Fraiture,
Charlotte; Cai,
Ximing; Amarasinghe,
Upali A.; Rosegrant,
Mark W.; Molden,
David J.
Tipo: Report
Palavras-chave: Cereals; Trade policy; Water use; Irrigation water; Productivity; Evapotranspiration; Water scarcity; Water
conservation; Crop Production/Industries; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92832
MOTIVAÇÕES DOS ATORES DA CADEIA PRODUTIVA DO BIODIESEL NO RIO GRANDE DO
SUL
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Rathmann,
Regis; Padula,
Antonio Domingos; Santos,
Omar Inacio Benedetti; Dutra,
Alberto Silva.
O objetivo da pesquisa é identificar, caracterizar e analisar quais são os fatores, motivações e critérios que estão sendo
considerados no processo de tomada de decisão dos atores pertencentes à cadeia produtiva do biodiesel no RS. Foram
entrevistados executivos dos principais agentes/empresas dos elos que compõem as cadeias de biodiesel no RS: 11 cooperativas
agrícolas, 03 usinas de produção de biodiesel e a Petrobrás-REFAP (empresa estatal processadora e distribuidora de
diesel/biodiesel). No que concerne ao processo decisório das cooperativas, este centra-se na decisão de ofertar, ou não,
oleaginosas para fins de produção de biodiesel. Suas decisões privilegiam aspectos operacionais e de curto prazo. Já nas empresas
produtoras do biodiesel, sua decisão...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Cadeia de biodiesel; Processo decisório; Alinhamento; Biodiesel chain; Decision-making process; Alignment;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/112740
The Economics of Wind Power: Destabilizing an Electricity Grid with Renewable Power
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Prescott,
Ryan; van Kooten,
G. Cornelis.
In this paper, we examine the impact policy choices, including a carbon tax, on the optimal allocation of power across different
generation sources and on future investments in generating facilities. The focus in on the Alberta power grid as it is heavily
dependent on fossil fuels and has only limited ties to other power grids, although the model could be extended to a larger and even
multiple grids. Results indicate that, as wind penetrates the extant generating mix characterizing the grid, cost savings and
emission reductions do not decline linearly, but at a decreasing rate. However, if flexibility is allowed then, as the carbon tax
increases to $40 per tCO2 or above, existing coal plants start to be replaced by newly constructed wind farms and natural...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Economics of wind power; Grid system modeling; Operations research; Carbon taxes; Coal power plants;
Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; C61; H23; Q40; Q42.
Ano: 2007
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/37043
PARTICIPATION OF LOCAL PEOPLE IN WATER MANAGEMENT: EVIDENCE FROM THE
MAE SA WATERSHED, NORTHERN THAILAND
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Heyd,
Helene; Neef,
Andreas.
In the early 1990s, Thailand launched an ambitious program of decentralized governance, conferring greater responsibilities upon
sub-district administrations and providing fiscal opportunities for local development planning. This process was reinforced by
Thailand’s new Constitution of 1997, which explicitly assures individuals, communities and local authorities the right to
participate in the management of natural resources. Drawing on a study of water management in the Mae Sa watershed, northern
Thailand, this study analyzes to what extent the constitutional right for participation has been put into practice. To this end, a
stakeholder analysis was conducted in the watershed, with a focus on the local people’s interests and strategies in water
management...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Participation; Water management; Water policy; Stakeholders; Thailand; Resource /Energy Economics and
Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/60326
Optimizing Farmland Preservation Choices Across Communities and Jurisdictional Scales: To What
Extent are Amenity Values and Selection Criteria Transferable?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Johnston,
Robert J.; Duke,
Joshua M.; Kukielka,
Jessica B.
This paper assesses the potential for function based benefit transfer to inform farmland preservation policy, with emphasis on
distinctions between welfare estimation and policy prioritization. Data are drawn from a parallel choice experiments implemented
in six communities and statewide in Connecticut. The analysis provides a range of empirical results of potential significance for
policy, but two findings are of particular relevance. First, results suggest that transfer errors in WTP for farmland preservation are
comparable to those found in other policy contexts, even across similar sites. Results also suggest, however, that welfare based
policy rankings are strongly correlated across sites, even when dollar denominated transfer errors are substantial....
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q24; Q51.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6243
FIRM-LEVEL HEDONIC ANALYSES OF U.S. PRODUCED SURIMI: IMPLICATIONS FOR
PROCESSORS AND RESOURCE MANAGERS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Larkin,
Sherry L.; Sylvia,
Gilbert.
Fish surimi is an intermediate product. Using primary data from several U.S. and Japanese companies, hedonic analyses revealed
the relative importance of species(pollock, whiting), grade, production date, production location (onshore, at-sea), and surimi
quality characteristics. Results were used to estimate price effects from altering resource management.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1998
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20916
Defining property rights to water in complex regulated river systems: generalising the capacity
sharing concept
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Hughes,
Neal.
It is commonly noted that Australian water rights, specifically those prevailing within the Murray-Darling Basin, represent a
significant departure from hydrological reality (see for example Young and McColl 2009). Where water rights depart from the
physical realities of water supply networks, water use and water trade decisions may result in external effects and associated
allocative inefficiency. This paper examines how a more exclusive set of water property rights based around the concept of
capacity sharing (Dudley and Musgrave 1988) might be defined and implemented in complex regulated river systems. In
particular, the paper considers how the capacity sharing concept might be generalised to accommodate complex water supply
systems (e.g. with multiple...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2010
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/59087
Volatility Spillovers between Food and Energy Markets, A Semiparametric Approach
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Serra,
Teresa.
Previous literature on volatility links between food and energy prices is scarce and mainly based on parametric approaches. We
assess this issue by using a semiparametric GARCH model recently proposed by Long et al. (2009), which is essentially a
nonparametric correction of the parametric conditional covariance function. We focus on price links between crude oil, ethanol
and sugar prices in Brazil. Results suggest strong volatility links between the prices studied. They also suggest that parametric
approximations of the conditional covariance matrix may lead to misleading results and can be improved using nonparametric
techniques.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Biofuels; Feedstocks; Price volatility interactions; Semiparametric GARCH; Demand and Price Analysis;
Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q11; Q42; C58.
Ano: 2011
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/115997
JOINT FOREST MANAGEMENT IN INDIA: ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE AND
EVALUATION OF IMPACTS
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Damodaran,
Appukuttannair; Engel,
Stefanie.
This paper is an attempt to critically survey the movement for Joint Forest Management(JFM) in India. The study commences
with a description of the policy context in which Joint Forest Management got initiated in India. It considers the 1980s to have
effected a paradigm shift in India's forest policy and legislations. The passage of the Forest Conservation Act in 1980 was
followed by a host of measures to unleash a forest conservation movement in India based on local community support. The
National Forest Policy of 1988 marked the first effort to set the pace for community participation in forest management. In June
1990, the Government of India issued a circular to give effect to the provisions of the National Forest Policy 1988 in this regard.
Joint...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2003
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/18752
Benefit Transfer: Choice Experiment Results
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Kerr,
Geoffrey N.; Sharp,
Basil M.H.
Benefit transfer entails using estimates of non-market values derived at one site as approximations to benefits at other sites. The
method finds favour because it can be applied quickly and cheaply, however the validity of benefit transfer is frequently
questioned. Published studies generally indicate that errors from the approach can be extremely large and could result in
significant resource misallocations. Assessing the validity of benefit transfer is complicated by differences in the nature of study
and policy sites, the changes being valued, valuation methods, time of study, availability of substitutes and complements, and
demographic, social and cultural differences. A choice experiment was used to evaluate the transferability of benefit estimates...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Choice model; Choice experiment; Benefit transfer; Mitigation; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental
Economics and Policy; Financial Economics; Land Economics/Use; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy
Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/97774
HOW IS USDA RESPONDING TO THE INVASIVE SPECIES CHALLENGE?
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Diaz-Soltero,
Hilda.
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2005
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/32884
A CONCENTRAÇÃO ESPACIAL DA ATIVIDADE FLORESTAL NO ESTADO DO PARÁ
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Santana,
Antonio Cordeiro de; Filgueiras,
Gisalda Carvalho; Mendes,
Fernando Antonio Teixeira; Amin,
Mario Miguel.
O Estado do Pará é um dos maiores produtores e exportadores de madeira em tora no País, tendo esta atividade considerável peso
na economia estadual. Para melhor dimensionar esta produção regional oriunda da floresta tropical, fez-se necessário averiguar as
localidades onde esta produção ocorre. Para isso, empregou-se o Índice de Concentração Normalizado (ICN), conforme proposto
originalmente por Crocco et al. (2003) e ampliando por Santana (2005), construído a partir da Análise de Componentes Principais
(ACP). O objetivo do trabalho foi identificar os municípios especializados nas atividades florestal e de madeira e mobiliário com
potencial para desenvolver Arranjos Produtivos Locais (APL) no Pará. Os resultados indicaram a existência de nove municípios...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation
Palavras-chave: Produção florestal no Pará; Desenvolvimento local; Especialização produtiva; State’s tropical forest production;
Local development; Productive specialization; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2008
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/109113
Conflicts over Water in the Upper Klamath Basin and the Potential Role for Market-Based
Allocations
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Jaeger,
William K.
The curtailment of irrigation on the Klamath Reclamation Project in 2001 is estimated to have cost farmers more than $35 million.
This study examines how alternative water allocations among irrigators in the Upper Klamath Basin could have lowered those
costs. Per acre marginal water values vary by a factor of 20 due primarily to variations in soil productivity, with the highest
productivity lands concentrated in the federal Project. A linear programming model estimates costs for alternative allocations.
Findings indicate that compared to the 2001 allocation, costs could be reduced by 75% with a market-based approach.
Tipo: Journal Article
Palavras-chave: Endangered species; Instream flow; Irrigation; Klamath Basin; Linear programming model; Voluntary water
transfer; Water market; Water supply reduction; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2004
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/31103
Do equal land and water rights benefit the poor? Targeted irrigation development: The case of the
Andhi Khola Irrigation Scheme in Nepal
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: van Etten,
Jacobijn; van Koppen,
Barbara; Pun,
Shuku.
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
Palavras-chave: Irrigation programs; Water rights; Poverty; Households; Surveys; Water allocation; Water distribution; Water
users’ associations; Farmers; Landlessness; Land ownership; Farm Management; Food Security and Poverty; Land
Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 2002
URL: http://purl.umn.edu/92697
Natural Resource Abundance and Human Capital Accumulation
Provedor de dados: 31
Autores: Stijns,
Jean-Philippe C.
This study examines indicators of human capital accumulation together with data for natural resource abundance and rents in a
panel of 102 countries running from 1970 to 1999. Mineral wealth makes a positive and marked difference on human capital
accumulation. Matching on observables reveals that cross-country results are not driven by a third factor such as overall economic
development. Political stability does seem to affect both human capital accumulation and subsoil wealth, but not enough to
overturn my conclusions. Instrumentation reveals that reverse causality running from education to natural resources does not drive
the results. Estimation of a panel VAR indicates that, over the three dec