The NCLAN Economic Assessment: Approach, Findings and Implications Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Draws upon the recent experience of the National Crop Loss Assessment Network (NCLAN) progam to explore the current understanding of the economic effects of ozone (O3) on agriculture. The specific objectives of the paper are to 1) review what has been learned to date from recent economic assessments of O3 effects on agriculture; and 2) presents the results of the latest and final NCLAN economic assessment, an assessment that builds on much of this previous research. This publicly funded research can also be viewed as prototypical of the approaches for addressing other environmental stresses on agriculture, such as global climate change. Some of the qualitative findings from these NCLAN assessments can reduce the initial information required to understand the agricultural implications of future environmental changes. Empirical studies that draw upon the NCLAN data and procedures are reviewed. This serves to develop generalizable findings from these multiple studies, and to provide a perspective on the economic estimates generated in the present study. The following section then describes the specific methodology, procedures, and assumptions used in the current NCLAN economic assessment. The final section discusses the results and implications from this assessment effort and suggests areas for future research. -from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, R. M., Glyer, J. D., & McCarl, B. A.

citation count

  • 47

publication date

  • January 1988