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About this book
About this book
Focusing on examples from China, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, and Turkey, the book provides a clear methodology for studying farm-level demand for irrigation water. This book is the first to link the macroeconomics of policies affecting trade to the microeconomics of water demand for irrigation and water user rights.
Contributors Preface 1. The Need for Effective Pricing 2. A Literature Survey 3. Economic Principles of Irrigation Water Demand and Supply 4. A Microeconomic Analysis of Pricing in Morocco, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey 5. Interaction Between Economywide Policies and Irrigated Agriculture in Morocco 6. Policy Implications 7. Pricing Irrigation Water in Morocco 8. Pricing Irrigation Water in China 9. Pricing Irrigation Water in Mexico 10. Pricing Irrigation Water in South Africa 11. Pricing Irrigation Water in Turkey Glossary References Index
Yacov Tsur is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Management at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Terry Roe is a professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Rachid Doukkali is a professor of applied economics and the department head of the Department of Social Sciences, Agronomy, and Veterinary Sciences at the Institute Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco. Ariel Dinar is a lead economist in the agriculture and rural development department of the World Bank.
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An important contribution. Water economists as well as quantitative policy analysts will find an abundance of useful information. - David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley"