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Title: The Impact of Agriculture on Waterfowl Abundance: Evidence from Panel Data
Authors: Wong, Linda
van Kooten, G. Cornelis
Clarke, Judith A.
Keywords: GIS
land use conflict
migratory waterfowl
spatial econometrics
wetlands protection
Issue Date: 2012-08
Series/Report no.: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Abstract: Because there are potential externality benefits, it is important to specify an appropriate statistical model when analyzing the conflict between agriculture and migratory waterfowl in Canada‚Äôs pothole region. Unlike non-spatial panel models, our use of a spatial autoregressive panel model identifies indirect impacts of agricultural activities on wetlands and waterfowl. In particular, we find that programs to restore wetlands in one location will result in enhanced duck productivity of wetlands and habitat in other locations within the study region. Even so, costs of protecting ducks could range from $107 to $204 per bird.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics>Volume 37, Number 2, August 2012
Total Pages: 14
From Page: 321
To Page: 334
Collections:Volume 37, Number 2, August 2012

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