26 Jun 2013

Speed blogging

  1. 350+ pages of articles [pdf] on the law (80%) and economics (20%) of fracking in the Case Western Law Review

  2. Science! International groundwater resources, the World-wide Hydrogeological Mapping and Assessment Programme, and groundwater in Canada.

  3. Maria Kouyoumijian's thesis on "water futures" in the UK looks [pdf] at the price of water as a function of scarcity, efficiency and politics. On my fast reading, it seems that politics (=high dividends to shareholders) dominates.

  4. The "new normal" in California water means existing rights, models and infrastructure are increasingly irrelevant

  5. Check out Elinor Ostrom's 1965 Dissertation on "public entrepreneurship for managing groundwater" in Southern California [pdf]. She was not just one of the earliest institutional economists; she also had a hand in the foundation of "public choice" (i.e., bureaucrats serve themselves, for good or bad).
H/Ts to MC, TS and VV

1 comment:

  1. Re: 3. This is an interesting topic. Nilanjan Ghosh(formerly with IIM Calcutta) has an interesting article on a S. Asian version.

    Re: 5. I've been looking for this one / meaning to read it.


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