Environmental Economics and the Murray-Darling River System

Quiggin, John (2001) Environmental Economics and the Murray-Darling River System. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 45 1: 67-94. doi:10.1111/1467-8489.00134

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Author Quiggin, John
Title Environmental Economics and the Murray-Darling River System
Journal name Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-985X
Publication date 2001-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1467-8489.00134
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 45
Issue 1
Start page 67
End page 94
Total pages 28
Place of publication Carlton, Victoria
Publisher Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc. and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Language eng
Subject 340202 Environment and Resource Economics
Abstract Much concern about the negative environmental consequences of agricultural development in Australia, including salinisation, waterlogging and algal blooms, has focused on the problems of the Murray-Darling Basin. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the environmental problems of the Murray-Darling Basin from an economic perspective, and a selective survey of the relevant economic literature, including theoretical analysis, modelling and contributions to the development of water policy. In attempting to understand the complex problems of the Murray-Darling Basin, an eclectic approach drawing on externality, sustainability and property rights perspectives seems most appropriate.
Keyword salinity
property rights
Murray-Darling Basin
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Additional Notes This article was commented on by Jonathan J. Pincus. John Quiggin provided response (see links below). Both appear in volume 46, issue 4 of Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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