THE USE OF ESTIMATED POLLUTION FLOWS IN AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION CONTROL POLICY: IMPLICATIONS FOR ABATEMENT AND POLICY INSTRUMENTS

Flows of water pollutants from agricultural sources are, for all practical purposes, unobservable by direct monitoring. These flows can, however, be estimated using hydrological models. The analysis presented in this paper demonstrates that uncertainty on estimated flows is not neutral with respect to the optimal level and allocation of estimated abatement or with respect to the expected net benefits of alternative pollution control policy instruments. Policy implications are noted.


Issue Date:
1984-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/28926
Published in:
Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 13, Number 2
Page range:
277-285
Total Pages:
9




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