About this book
This volume brings together a number of prominent economic studies all of which deal with key water quality issues. The studies focus on the economic aspects of water quality including identifying the polluters' actions and incentives, designing and comparing control mechanisms, analyzing the costs and benefits of water quality programs, and finally managing transboundary water quality. They all make recommendations for improving water quality through changing incentives, programs and/or policies.
Managing Alternative Sources of Water Pollution: Industrial Water Pollution; W.B. Gray and R.J. Shadbergian (1998), Environmental regulation, investment timing and technology choice; H. Hettige, M. Mani and D. Wheeler (2000), Industrial pollution in economic development: the environmental Kuznets curve revisited; J.D. McClelland and J.K. Horowitz (1999), The cost of water pollution regulation in the pulp and paper industry. Agricultural Water Pollution; Petro Helleger, David Zilberman and Ekko Van Ierland (2001), Dynamics of agricultural groundwater extraction; Richard C. Ready and Kimberly Henken (1999), Optimal self-protection from nitrate-contaminated groundwater; D.J. Bosch and J.W. Pease (2000), Economic risk and water quality protection in agriculture; Anastasia M. Lintna and Alfons Weersink (1999), Endogenous transport coefficients. Alternative Instruments for Controlling Water Pollution: Regulation, Standards, Taxes, Subsidies and Liability for Water Quality; R.C. Griffin and D.W. Bromley (1982), Agricultural runoff as a nonpoint externality: a theoretical development; Yolanda Martinez and Jose Albiac (2004), Agricultural pollution control under Spanish and European environmental policies; Marc O. Ribaudo, C. Tim Osborn and Kazim Konyor (1994), Land retirement as a tool for reducing agricultural nonpoint source pollution; Ariel Dinar, Stephen A. Hatchett and Edna J. Loehmar (1991), Modeling regional irrigation decisions and drainage pollution control; K. Segerson (1990), Liability for groundwater contamination from pesticides. Water Pollution Permits and Nutrient Trading to Improve Water Quality; R.T Woodward, R.A. Kaiser and A.M.B. Wicks (2002), The structure and practice of water quality trading; William O'Neal, David Mentin, Christina Moore and Erhand Joeres (1983), Transferable discharge permits and economic efficiency: the Fox River; Richard D. Horan, James S. Shortle and David G. Abler (2002), Point/nonpoint nutrient trading in the Susquehanna river basin; D. Letson (1992), Point/nonpoint reduction trading: an interpretive survey; Arun S. Malik, David Letson and S. R. Crutchfield (1993), Point/nonpoint source trading of pollution abatement: choosing the right trading ratio; Ming-Feng Hung and Diagee Shaw (2005), A trading-rate system for trading with pollution discharge permits. Returns From Clean Water: Provision of Clean Water; R. Innes and D. Cory (2001), The economics of safe drinking water; Arthur G. Fraas and Vincent G. Munley (1989), Economic objectives within bureaucratic decision process: setting pollution control requirements under the clean water act. Willingness to Pay to Prevent Water Pollution; N.A. Abrahams, B. J. Hubbell and J. L. Jordan (2000), Joint production and averting expenditure measures of willingness to pay: do water expenditures really measure avoidance costs?; K.A. Choe, D. Whittington and D.T. Lauria (1996), The economics benefits of surface water quality improvements in developing countries: a case study of Davao Philippines; S.J. Kwak and C.S. Russell (1994), Contingent valuation in Korean environmental planning: a pilot application to the protection of drinking water in Seoul; S.F. Edwards (1988), Option prices of groundwater protection. Cost of Preventing Water Pollution; Scott L. Johnson, Richard M. Adams and Gregory M. Perry (1991), The on-farm costs of reducing groundwater pollution; M.E. Chowdhury and R. D. Lacewell (1996), Implications of alternative policies on nitrate contamination of groundwater; John Braden, G.V. Johnson, Aziz Bouzaher and David Mittz (1989), Optimal spatial management of agricultural pollution. Transboundary Water Pollution Control; L. Fernandez (2002), Trade's dynamic solutions to transboundary pollution; George B. Frisvold and Margriet F. Caswell (2000), Transboundary water management: game-theoretic lessons for projects on the US-Mexico border; Hilary Sigman (2004), Does trade promote environmental coordination?. Policy Trends and Emerging Issues in Controlling Water Pollution; Sholi Pargal and David Wheeler (1996), Informal regulation of industrial pollution in developing countries: evidence from indonesia, pollution sources; Laura McCann and K. William Easter (1999), Transaction costs of policies to reduce agricultural phosphorous pollution in the Minnesota river; Gareth P. Green and David L. Sunding (2000), Designing environmental regulations with empirical microparameter distribution: the case of seawater intrusion; Catarina Roseta-Palma (2002), Groundwater management when water quality is endogenous; Index.
K. William Easter and Naomi Zeitouni are both based in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, USA.