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Cooperation makes it happen? Groundwater management in Aguascalientes, Mexico: An experimental approach

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  • Du Bois, Rodrigo Salcedo
  • Macias, Miguel Angel Gutierrez

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This research develops economic framed field experiments in order to analyze the attitude and behavior of farm groundwater users in several fictional situations, including adoption of efficient irrigation technology and compliance of group arrangements. A groundwater game was played by 256 farmers selected from different regions of the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. with number 151139.

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Keywords: Common pool resource management; groundwater; efficient irrigation technologies; strategic behavior; behavioral economics; economic framed field experiments; Latin America; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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