Technology Adoption and Energy Efficiency in Irrigation: First Results from a Coordination Game in Andhra Pradesh, India
AbstractFarmers’ technology adoption in electric irrigation has recently been analyzed as a coordination problem. To study how the Pareto-inferior equilibrium, farmers are trapped in, can be overcome we have developed a framed field experiment. Leadership and group size are varied in a full factorial experimental design. Initial results show only minor treatment effects. Further analysis is necessary to account for socio-demographic heterogeneity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA) in its series 53rd Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 25-27, 2013 with number 156244.
Date of creation: 2013
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Coordination Game; Energy Efficiency; India; Irrigation; Technology Adoption; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;
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- NEP-ALL-2013-09-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2013-09-26 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-EFF-2013-09-26 (Efficiency & Productivity)
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