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OPTIMAL REGULATION OF EUTROPHYING LAKES, FJORDS AND RIVERS IN THE PRESENCE OF THRESHOLD EFFECTS

Eric Nævdal

No 21619, 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: In a large number of practical environmental regulation problems, the damage done by pollutants depends on stocks and/or flows of pollutants exceeding certain thresholds. A typical example is eutrophication which occur when stocks of nutrients in a lake exceeds a certain threshold. The present paper presents a model of eutrophication that accounts for such thresholds. The paper does so by applying a novel technique in optimal control theory that allows for the analysis of systems where state-variables bounce back and forth over thresholds that take the form of functions of time and state-variables.

Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16
Date: 1999
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.21619

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