ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY: A PRODUCTION POSSIBILITY'S FRONTIER ANALYSIS OF NON-POINT POLLUTION CONTROL IN OREGON.

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Title:
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY: A PRODUCTION POSSIBILITY'S FRONTIER ANALYSIS OF NON-POINT POLLUTION CONTROL IN OREGON.
Author:
STELLERN, MICHAEL JOSEPH.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this dissertation is to derive a production possibilities curve illustrating alternative choices of agricultural production and rural environmental quality for the Willow Creek area of the Columbia Plateau in Oregon. The research was done as a supplement to the USDA Oregon Rivers Cooperative River Basin Nonpoint Pollution Study. The dissertation is primarily a methodology which can be expanded to address similar trade-offs between conflicting goals. The study initially presented a methodology for measuring environmental quality. A hierarchical structure was introduced which allowed goals and subgoals to be measured in order of their importance. Linkages among these different goals were also defined. Then a preference function was introduced so that goals could be related to preferences or values. Technical indicators were used to measure how well different practices achieve various goals. Finally a model was developed which maximized the level of environmental quality subject to various profit constraints. The model used mathematical programming to develop a production possibilities frontier giving various choices of economic production and environmental quality.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Environmental protection -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical models.; Environmental protection -- Oregon -- Willow Creek.; Environmental policy -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY: A PRODUCTION POSSIBILITY'S FRONTIER ANALYSIS OF NON-POINT POLLUTION CONTROL IN OREGON.en_US
dc.creatorSTELLERN, MICHAEL JOSEPH.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSTELLERN, MICHAEL JOSEPH.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this dissertation is to derive a production possibilities curve illustrating alternative choices of agricultural production and rural environmental quality for the Willow Creek area of the Columbia Plateau in Oregon. The research was done as a supplement to the USDA Oregon Rivers Cooperative River Basin Nonpoint Pollution Study. The dissertation is primarily a methodology which can be expanded to address similar trade-offs between conflicting goals. The study initially presented a methodology for measuring environmental quality. A hierarchical structure was introduced which allowed goals and subgoals to be measured in order of their importance. Linkages among these different goals were also defined. Then a preference function was introduced so that goals could be related to preferences or values. Technical indicators were used to measure how well different practices achieve various goals. Finally a model was developed which maximized the level of environmental quality subject to various profit constraints. The model used mathematical programming to develop a production possibilities frontier giving various choices of economic production and environmental quality.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental protection -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental protection -- Oregon -- Willow Creek.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental policy -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical models.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8315310en_US
dc.identifier.oclc688631508en_US
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