EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Climate, Water, and Agriculture

Robert Mendelsohn () and Ariel Dinar ()

Land Economics, 2003, vol. 79, issue 3, 328-341

Abstract: This study explores the interaction between climate, water, and agriculture. We test whether surface water withdrawal can help explain the variation of farm values across the United States and whether adding these variables to the standard Ricardian model changes the measured climate sensitivity of agriculture. The paper finds that the value of irrigated cropland is not sensitive to precipitation and increases in value with temperature. Finally, the paper finds that sprinkler systems are used primarily in wet cool sites, whereas gravity and especially drip systems help compensate for higher temperatures. These results indicate that irrigation can help agriculture adapt to global warming.

JEL-codes: Q2 Q15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (33) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://le.uwpress.org/cgi/reprint/79/3/328
A subscripton is required to access pdf files. Pay per article is available.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:uwp:landec:v:79:y:2003:i:3:p:328-341

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Land Economics from University of Wisconsin Press
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2020-02-09
Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:79:y:2003:i:3:p:328-341