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Replication data for: Public Provision and Protection of Natural Resources: Groundwater Irrigation in Rural India

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Sekhri, Sheetal
Publication Date
2011-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper evaluates the effects of a public groundwater provision program on water tables in Northern India. I theorize that public provision leads to sustainable use of groundwater when the fixed costs for private well provision are high. I use village-level longitudinal data on aquifers and wells, and exploit the physical and technological limitations of surface pumps that generate a cost difference at a specific water depth to test this model. My findings suggest that public provision can be used as an alternative in scenarios where prohibitive monitoring costs might preclude the use of other regulatory approaches to prevent over-extraction. (JEL O13, O18, Q15, Q25, Q28, Q53, Q58)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.3.4.29 (Text)
Publications
  • Sekhri, Sheetal. “Public Provision and Protection of Natural Resources: Groundwater Irrigation in Rural India.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3, no. 4 (October 2011): 29–55. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.3.4.29.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.3.4.29 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Sekhri, Sheetal (2011): Replication data for: Public Provision and Protection of Natural Resources: Groundwater Irrigation in Rural India. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113803V1