Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture

  • Editors
  • Frank Casey
  • Andrew Schmitz
  • Scott Swinton
  • David Zilberman

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. David Zilberman
      Pages 1-6
  3. Overview of the Role of Environmental Regulations in Agriculture

  4. Theoretical and Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Madhu Khanna, Katti Millock, David Zilberman
      Pages 97-118
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. M. S. Deepak, Thomas H. Spreen, John J. Van Sickle
      Pages 139-156
    3. Andrew Schmitz, Leo Polopolus
      Pages 157-177
    4. Fritz M. Roka, Martin B. Main
      Pages 179-192
    5. Patricia E. Norris, Amy P. Thurow
      Pages 193-210
    6. Douglas D. Parker, Margriet F. Caswell
      Pages 249-262
    7. Scott M. Swinton, Nicole N. Owens, Eileen O. van Ravenswaay
      Pages 263-271
    8. Scott M. Swinton, Mei-chin Chu, Sandra S. Batie
      Pages 275-283
  6. Political Economy of Environmental Regulation

  7. Synthesis and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Scott M. Swinton, Frank Casey
      Pages 351-359
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 361-370

About this book


Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture identifies and structures more flexible economic incentives for the achievement of environmental goals in agriculture. It provides a conceptual framework and presents case studies that analyze how flexible incentives can address environmental problems that are caused by agricultural production. The book brings together economists, agency personnel and political economists for the purpose of exploring how new cutting-edge economic tools could be developed and applied to environmental problems. The goal of the book is to complement and to expand the economic theory of environmental regulation and technology adoption with new research findings.
The key theme of this book is the important role technology takes when addressing environmental problems. New technologies and technical development are broadly defined to include economic instruments, innovative ways to communicate environmental information, new economic institutions, and education. This book is designed for public and private policymakers, government analysts, teachers, researchers and students who specialize in the fields of natural resources, agricultural economics and environmental regulation. It provides a fresh perspective on what types of incentives may be used to lead us to the desired environmental outcomes and offers new ideas about the types of economic instruments that may achieve these outcomes.


Agricultural economics Environmental Management development production sustainability

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5888-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4395-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site