Cost-effective point-nonpoint trading: An application to the Susquehanna River Basin

Richard D. Horan, David G. Abler, James S. Shortle, Jeff Carmichael

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Point-nonpoint trading has been suggested as a relatively efficient approach for reducing nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere. However, relatively little economic research has examined the design of trading programs involving nonpoint sources. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the economics of several fundamental design choices for point-nonpoint trading programs. The Susquehanna River Basin (SRB) in Pennsylvania as an example, although many of the insights should generally apply to other regions as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-477
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American Water Resources Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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