Towards an Understanding of The Performance of Ambient Tax Mechanisms in The Field: Evidence from Upstate New York Dairy Farmers

Title:
Towards an Understanding of The Performance of Ambient Tax Mechanisms in The Field: Evidence from Upstate New York Dairy Farmers
Authors:
Suter, Jordan; Vossler, Christian A.
Abstract:
Using a design characterized by heterogeneous firms and stochastic ambient pollution, this study explores how results from ambient tax experiments with student subjects translate to a richer field context with dairy farmers in Upstate New York. Results suggest that the ambient tax induces group-level compliance among students and farmers. However, relative to students, farmers operating "small" firms pollute less and farmers operating "large" firms tend to pollute more. Deviations from theory among farmers are tied to beliefs about the impacts of farming on water pollution, as well as knowledge of neighbors' pollution. This study highlights the importance of framed field experiments in the policy test-bedding process.
Citation:
Suter, Jordan F., and Christian A. Vossler. 2014. "Towards an Understanding of The Performance of Ambient Tax Mechanisms in The Field: Evidence from Upstate New York Dairy Farmers." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(1): 92-107.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
DATE ISSUED:
2014-01
Department:
Economics; Environmental Studies
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1093/ajae/aat066
Additional Links:
http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/96/1/92
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/594888

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dc.contributor.authorSuter, Jordanen
dc.contributor.authorVossler, Christian A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T14:23:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-26T14:23:16Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01en
dc.identifier.citationSuter, Jordan F., and Christian A. Vossler. 2014. "Towards an Understanding of The Performance of Ambient Tax Mechanisms in The Field: Evidence from Upstate New York Dairy Farmers." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(1): 92-107.en
dc.identifier.issn0002-9092en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/594888en
dc.description.abstractUsing a design characterized by heterogeneous firms and stochastic ambient pollution, this study explores how results from ambient tax experiments with student subjects translate to a richer field context with dairy farmers in Upstate New York. Results suggest that the ambient tax induces group-level compliance among students and farmers. However, relative to students, farmers operating "small" firms pollute less and farmers operating "large" firms tend to pollute more. Deviations from theory among farmers are tied to beliefs about the impacts of farming on water pollution, as well as knowledge of neighbors' pollution. This study highlights the importance of framed field experiments in the policy test-bedding process.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherOxford University Press for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Associationen
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ajae/aat066en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/96/1/92en
dc.subject.departmentEconomicsen_US
dc.subject.departmentEnvironmental Studiesen_US
dc.titleTowards an Understanding of The Performance of Ambient Tax Mechanisms in The Field: Evidence from Upstate New York Dairy Farmersen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economicsen
dc.subject.keywordAmbient taxen_US
dc.subject.keywordDairy farmersen_US
dc.subject.keywordLaboratory experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordFramed field experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordFirm heterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordNonpoint source pollutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordC91en_US
dc.subject.keywordC92en_US
dc.subject.keywordH23en_US
dc.subject.keywordQ52en_US
dc.subject.keywordQ53en_US
dc.subject.keywordQ58en_US
dc.identifier.volume96en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage92en_US
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