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Resistance to the Regulation of Common Resources in Rural Tunisia

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  • Mare Sarr
  • Timothy Swanson
  • Xiaoying Liu

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We examine the effect of the introduction of uniform water-charging for aquifer management and provide evidence using a survey-based choice experiment of agricultural water users in rural Tunisia. Theoretically, we show that the implementation of the proposed second-best regulation would result both in efficiency gains and in distributional effects in favour of small landholders. Empirically, […]

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  • Mare Sarr & Timothy Swanson & Xiaoying Liu, 2014. "Resistance to the Regulation of Common Resources in Rural Tunisia," Working Papers 414, Economic Research Southern Africa.
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    Public Goods; Regulation;

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    • L98 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Government Policy
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water

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