Estimating the Value of Water Use Permits: A Hedonic Approach Applied to Farmland in the Southeastern United States Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Agricultural irrigation permits in the Flint River Basin in Georgia had been routinely granted until a moratorium was placed on permit issuance in 1999. This research exploits this policy change within a hedonic-pricing framework to estimate the value of irrigation rights in the southeastern United States. While the value of irrigation rights has been studied extensively in the western United States, differences in property rights and legal regimes, as well as a lack of established water-rights markets in the eastern United States, leave us with little information regarding the value of irrigation rights in this setting. © 2007 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.

author list (cited authors)

  • Petrie, R. A., & Taylor, L. O.

citation count

  • 21

publication date

  • August 2007