Regional Cooperation in the Use of Irrigation Water: Efficiency and Income Distribution

The paper presents an analysis of the economic potential of regional cooperation in water use in irrigation under conditions characterized by a general trend of increasing salinity. Income maximizing solutions for the region are derived and the related income distribution schemes are solved for, with the aid of cooperative game theory algorithms and shadow cost pricing. Distinction is made between distribution policies with and without side payments. The reasonableness and the acceptability of these schemes is later critically evaluated. The Nash-Harsanyi approach seems to be the most appropriate for the conditions studied.


Issue Date:
1990-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/172459
Published in:
Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 04, Issue 1
Page range:
45-58
Total Pages:
14




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