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The Economics of Water Quality

AAEA annual meeting selected presentation session

In the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting selected presentation session “The Economics of Water Quality” authors discuss studies that advances the economic understanding of water quality in the U.S. Using advanced empirical and intergrated assessment models, the studies examines the interaction of water quality and fishery abundance, the impact of wetland restoration on water quality, the economic benefits of the environmental quality incentive programs, and the potential water benefits of a national climate policy.

Papers in this session:

  • U.S. Climate Policy can Contribute to Improved Water Quality and Reduced Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
    Presented by: Thomas W. Hertel
  • Housing Market Capitalization of Freshwater Fisheries: Evidence from Oneida Lake, NY
    Presented by: Weizhe Weng
  • Local Economic Benefits of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program: Evidence from Rural Housing Markets
    Presented by: Wei Zhang
  • Nature’s Kidneys: the Role of the Wetland Reserve Program in Restoring Water Quality
    Presented by: Marin Skidmore

This session will take place on Monday, July 24 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern in the Marriott Marquis Washington DC in the Salon 15 room.

If you are interested in attending the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, please send a completed complimentary media registration to Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes three journals, the Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (an open access journal), the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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