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A New Institutional Approach of Resource Use Conflicts: The Case of Poitou-Charentes

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  • Ornella Boutry

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    (CRIEF - Centre de Recherche sur l'Intégration Economique et Financière - Université de Poitiers)

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    New Institutional Economics, based on the Coasean comparative approach, offers a highly useful framework for research on environmental problems. We propose a tentative analytic framework for environmental problems and we try its heuristic power by first applying it to the Poitou-Charentes region, which encounters problems of negative externalities concerning its water resource. We can thus identify the characteristics of this environmental issue through the lens of the transaction costs theory. Finally, we draw conclusions about the relative efficiency of the various governance institutions potentially available to deal with the problems of externalities in the area in question.

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    Date of creation: 31 May 2010
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    Publication status: Published - Presented, ESNIE 2010 The Ninth session of the European School on New Institutional Economics, 2010, Cargèse, France
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    Keywords: Environmental problems; the Poitou-Charentes region; New Institutional Economics; Transaction Costs;

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    1. Laura McCann & K. William Easter, 1999. "Transaction Costs of Policies to Reduce Agricultural Phosphorous Pollution in the Minnesota River," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 75(3), pages 402-414.
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