ASSESSING CHANGES IN SOIL EROSION RATES: A MARKOV CHAIN ANALYSIS

Markov chain analysis (one-step and long-run) is applied to the National Resources Inventory (NRI) database to evaluate changes in wind-based soil erosion rates over time. The research compares changes in soil erosion rates between NRI sample sites with and without applied conservation practices for a random sample of Great Plains counties. No significant differences between sites are found for half of the counties evaluated. The effectiveness and efficiency of conservation policies are thus questioned in light of these research results.


Issue Date:
1999-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15146
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 31, Number 3
Page range:
611-622
Total Pages:
12




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