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Title: An economic assessment of the impact of tropospheric ozone on crop production in England and Wales
Author: Neeliah, H.
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
Tropospheric ozone (TO) is an air pollutant believed to reduce crop yields across Europe. Much experimental scientific work has been completed or is currently underway to quantify yield effects at ambient ozone levels. The main hypothesis of this study is that TO has negative effects at farm-level and the approaches used in this thesis seek to directly evaluate them using farm-level data. Farm-level data implicitly incorporates producers' reactions. Three models are used to address the research questions namely, a multi-output profit function, a single-output production function and a two-stage hedonic function. The profit and production functions include (TO) as a fixed input, whereas the hedonic function treats ozone as a land attribute that determines agricultural land rents.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.493800  DOI: Not available
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