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Hobbes, Coase and Baliraja: Equity and Equality in Surface Water Distribution


  • Sashi Sivramakrishna
  • Amalendu Jyotishi


It is attempted to understand the implications of equality in water distribution on social welfare with a simple abstract analysis using Leontief-type fixed production function.

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  • Sashi Sivramakrishna & Amalendu Jyotishi, 2008. "Hobbes, Coase and Baliraja: Equity and Equality in Surface Water Distribution," Working Papers id:1731, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:1731
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