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Understanding the evolution and performance of water markets and allocation policy: A transaction costs analysis framework

Garrick, Dustin; Whitten, Stuart M; Coggan, Anthea


Water markets and associated allocation policy reforms have struggled to achieve their intended goals in many water-stressed rivers, in part due to the institutional friction imposed by transition and transaction costs. This paper elaborates a transaction costs analysis framework to examine the evolution and performance of water markets and allocation policy reforms. This analysis rests on three pillars: i) a synthesis of three theoretical traditions of institutional analysis (Williamson,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.12.010


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