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Title:Irrigation Water Pricing: Technology Adoption, Welfare, and Political Economy
Author(s):Dridi, Chokri
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Khanna, Madhu
Department / Program:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Discipline:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, Agricultural
Abstract:The second chapter deals with the political economy of water pricing and its implications on the adoption of modern irrigation technology in the presence of asymmetric information and lobbies. The main results are that under the two-part tariff or the nonlinear pricing, farmers have an incentive to organize and can organize to affect the outcome of water schedule design in their favor; the exception being the inflated marginal cost tariff, which is lobby-independent. In terms of expected welfare, the two-part tariff is preferable to the nonlinear pricing scheme or the inflated marginal cost tariff.
Issue Date:2005
Description:97 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182254
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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