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Testing for allocation efficiencies in water quality tenders across catchments, industries and pollutants: a north Queensland case study

Rolfe, J, Greiner, Romy, Windle, Jill and Hailu, Atakelty (2011). Testing for allocation efficiencies in water quality tenders across catchments, industries and pollutants: a north Queensland case study. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics,55(4):518-536.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 82057923xPUB57
Title Testing for allocation efficiencies in water quality tenders across catchments, industries and pollutants: a north Queensland case study
Author Rolfe, J
Greiner, Romy
Windle, Jill
Hailu, Atakelty
Journal Name Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 55
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1364-985X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-80053435641
Start Page 518
End Page 536
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication Australia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The design of competitive tenders to purchase environmental services requires judgements to be made about the funding scale and tender scope, with the latter incorporating considerations of geographic area, industries involved and the types of environmental outputs required. Increasing the scale and scope of tenders increases the likelihood that a larger range of proposals will be proposed and cost-effective ones selected. However, the use of larger and more broadly scoped tenders may reduce landholder participation and increase asking bids. In the study reported here, these issues have been tested with a single water quality tender run in north-eastern Australia in 2007 and 2008. Post hoc tests and workshop exercises show that while larger-scale and scope tenders can generate efficiency gains, care has to be taken to maintain participation and avoid higher bid levels. © 2011 The Authors. AJARE
Keywords Market-based instruments
Tender scale
Tender scope
Water quality
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2011.00557.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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