Water institutions and the law of one price

  title={Water institutions and the law of one price},
  author={E. Edwards and G. Libecap},
  • E. Edwards, G. Libecap
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • We examine the economics of the water rights and markets in the US West. This is the region of North America where water supplies are most limited in face of rapidly growing demands. The striking feature of water markets is how unlike those for other commodities they appear. In particular, the law-of-one price does not hold. Other agricultural commodities, for instance, empirically do not have systematic price differences that persist over time. This is not the case for water. In water markets… CONTINUE READING
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