Local economic development efforts are often focused on “growing from within” to tap local investment and entrepreneurial capacity.1 The good forms of dynamic and creative entrepreneurship are what policymakers try to encourage in order to increase economic growth, wages, wealth creation and inno
This report is the second in a series of reports highlighting recent and historical trends in Ohio‟s relative performance vis-à-vis other states in attracting and retaining population, enhancing quality of life, and providing economic opportunities.
In 2003, the OSU Exurban Change and Swank programs produced a policy brief documenting Ohio population movements and land use patterns for the 1990s.
The Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists is a not-for-profit, professional association of practitioners, academics, and students in economics, political science, and related fields.
The Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) of the Ohio Department of Agriculture(ODA) requested a regional analysis of the applicant data for the Agricultural EasementPurchase Program (AEPP).
As primary conveyors of water in the Lake Erie watershed, agricultural drainage ditches play a role in the identified problem of high levels of agricultural sediment loading in Lake Erie.
People at the interface between rural and urban places are increasingly at odds over how resources will be used. There are disputes over the mix of services (and dis-services) that flow from the land and water and over the rules that govern how and by whom the mix is determined.
The many products of animal agriculture are important to American consumers of that there can be no question. Effective demand for meat and other animal products increases with income and is often used as an indicator of economic improvement for a population.
This workshop is the final one in a four workshop series on the general theme of agroenvironmental policy issues in the Great Lakes Region. This series was supported by a grant from the U.S.
Farmland protection policy in the U.S. is not a uniform, coherent national effort, but an assemblage of disparate state and local programs. Authority to guide or control land use change has been delegated by Congress to the states, and from there to local governments in most states.
Local governments throughout Ohio are seeking ways to guide development and protect open land, including working farmland. The most recent addition to the list of policy instruments is the Agricultural Easement Purchase Program administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
This paper seeks to explain variations in the prices offered to farmers for the sale of their development rights in 12 of the states currently participating in the Farmland Protection Program (FPP) under the 1996 Farm Bill.
Paving and developing open land have many obvious impacts on water. First, impervious cover essentially eliminates the groundwater recharge service that land can perform. Land is both conduit and filter for water returning to the aquifer for further use.
This is the third of fi ve annual workshops on the general theme of agro-environmental policy issues in the Great Lakes Region. The series is underwritten by a grant from the U.S.
The purchase power of governments is fundamental to land policy change in the U.S. The power to acquire certain land services augments the powers to regulate and tax as state and local units respond to the public demand to retain undeveloped land for the various services it provides.
One of the most valuable "sticks" in the fee simple bundle of rights commonly known as "private property" is the right to develop that land (Lindstrom, 2000).
The purpose of this paper is to consider how economics as a social science may help organize our thinking about farmland protection policy in the U.S.
Traffic congestion is the proverbial “rain on the parade” of suburbanites headed for work every morning and back to paradise in the evening. Circling “trafficopters” report with CNN-like urgency of another accident on the north side, backing up traffic for miles.
This conference focuses on one category of policy tools - regulations. Speakers are policy researchers and agency leaders.
By Jeff S. Sharp and Jason W. Reece