Beard, Rodney (2007): Rent seeking, interest groups and environmental lobbying: Cane Farmers versus Great Barrier Reef Protectionists.
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In this paper an interest group model of rent seeking behaviour between sugarcane farmers and environmental protectionists is developed. The motivation for this scenario comes from the debate over fertilizer run-off and its possible impact on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. The paper takes Gordon Tullock’s rent-seeking model and applies it to the bargaining process over controls on fertilizer application in an effort to learn something about the likely political outcomes of this debate.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University of Alberta|
|Original Title:||Rent seeking, interest groups and environmental lobbying: Cane Farmers versus Great Barrier Reef Protectionists|
|Keywords:||Public choice; Environmental economics; Agricultural policy|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q58 - Government Policy
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q53 - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
|Depositing User:||Rodney Beard|
|Date Deposited:||17. Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 02:43|
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