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Costly Renewable Resource Management and International Trade
Renewable resource management is necessary to avoid the dissipation of inter-temporal rents due to open access exploitation. In reality management is costly, which implies that the first best solution is not appropriate. ...
Optimal Contracting and Vertical Coordination in the Beef Industry: An Assessment of Value-Based Pricing
This dissertation explores the nature and scope of vertical coordination in the U.S. beef industry. From the perspective of the incomplete contract theory of the industrial organization literature, this dissertation first ...
The Economics of Fallow: Evidence from the Eastern Amazon
With tropical deforestation a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss, the land use decisions of small-scale farmers at the forest margins have important implications for the global environment. ...
Evaluating the Equilibrium Welfare Impacts of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments in the Los Angeles Area
This dissertation develops a discrete choice equilibrium model to evaluate the benefits of the air quality improvements that occurred in the Los Angeles area following the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). Large ...
The Influence of Heterogeneous Risk Preferences on Water Market Activity: an Application to the Paloma System of the Limarí Water Basin, Chile
This dissertation contributes to our knowledge about water markets by analyzing the factors that explain market transactions of water rights when there is also a spot market for water volumes. I hypothesize that risk ...