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Spatial Dynamics of the Livestock Sector in the United States: Do Environmental Regulations Matter?

Deepananda P.B. Herath, Alfons Weersink and Chantal Line Carpentier

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2005, vol. 30, issue 1, 24

Abstract: This study examines the factors affecting state annual share of national inventory for each of the hog, dairy, and fed-cattle sectors using data from the 48 contiguous states for 1976 to 2000. The paper develops a state specific, time-series environmental stringency measure and introduces instrumental variables to control for the possible endogeneity bias between livestock production decisions and regulatory stringency. The results indicate that differences in the severity of environmental regulations facing livestock producers have had a significant influence on production decisions in the dairy, and particularly the hog sector.

Keywords: Environmental; Economics; and; Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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Working Paper: SPATIAL DYNAMICS OF THE LIVESTOCK SECTOR IN THE UNITED STATES: DO ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS MATTER? (2003) Downloads
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.30783

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