Farm-Level Modeling for Bigger Issues

Posted: 5 May 2003

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Alfons Weersink

University of Guelph - Department of Agricultural Economics and Business

Scott R Jeffrey

University of Alberta - Department of Rural Economy

David J. Pannell

University of Western Australia

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how farm-level modelers can best extend their research to address issues broader than just farm income. The paper describes how trade-off curves are a valuable tool for summarizing the missing information to policy makers on economic problems related to sustainability issues and agriculture. We outline steps an economic researcher could follow in developing an integrated farm-level model that successfully links changes in environmental quality with agricultural practices so that the relevant trade-offs for policy analysis can be quantified.

Suggested Citation

Weersink, Alfons and Jeffrey, Scott R and Pannell, David J., Farm-Level Modeling for Bigger Issues. Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 24, pp. 123-140, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=313715

Alfons Weersink (Contact Author)

University of Guelph - Department of Agricultural Economics and Business ( email )

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Scott R Jeffrey

University of Alberta - Department of Rural Economy ( email )

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David J. Pannell

University of Western Australia ( email )

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