Webinar : Well-fare Economics of Groundwater Development

In this talk, Hanan Jacoby will explore South Asia’s groundwater dilemma through the lens of welfare economics.
  • Date: May 12, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
  • Room: MC2-800, World Bank Main Complex
  • Watch Live on May 12, 2015: Webstreaming

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He will ask: What are the externalities associated with groundwater exploitation and are they quantitatively important? How large are the rents from groundwater extraction and who captures them? Do markets efficiently allocate groundwater across cultivators? And, what kinds of policies can arrest groundwater depletion? The talk will draw on evidence from India and Pakistan from a variety of sources ranging from agricultural censuses to specialized surveys.