Adaptation to an irrigation water restriction imposed through local governance

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dc.contributor.author Drysdale, Krystal M.
dc.contributor.author Hendricks, Nathan P.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-12T20:12:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-12T20:12:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/39209
dc.description Citation: Drysdale, K. M., & Hendricks, N. P. (2018). Adaptation to an irrigation water restriction imposed through local governance. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 91, 150–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2018.08.002
dc.description.abstract We estimate how farmers adapted to a water restriction imposed through local governance. The restriction imposed a uniform quota on water use with a 5-year allocation and allowed trading of the quota within the restricted area. Our analysis exploits unique micro-level data on irrigated water use, irrigated acreage, and crops. We use a difference-in-differences econometric strategy that also includes farmer-time fixed effects to estimate the response to the restriction, where we exploit water rights between 2 and 5 miles of the policy boundary as a control group. Results indicate that farmers reduced water use by 26% due to the policy with most of the response due to reductions in water use intensity on the same crops rather than through reductions in irrigated acreage or changes in crops. The results imply that the short-run welfare impact of the policy was smaller than a policy that reduces irrigated acreage.
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2018.08.002
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject JEL: Q15
dc.subject JEL: Q25
dc.subject JEL: Q30
dc.title Adaptation to an irrigation water restriction imposed through local governance
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 2018
dc.citation.doi 10.1016/j.jeem.2018.08.002
dc.citation.issn 0095-0696
dc.citation.issue 2018
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
dc.citation.volume 91
dc.citation Drysdale, K. M., & Hendricks, N. P. (2018). Adaptation to an irrigation water restriction imposed through local governance. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 91, 150–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2018.08.002
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