Can a water market avert the “double-whammy” of trade reform and lead to a “win-win” outcome?.

Book Title: NA
Year Published: 2003
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Author: Diao, X. S. ; Roe, T.
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This paper focuses on the linkages between water and trade policies, using Morocco as a case. Using an intertemporal, applied general equilibrium model, we find that trade reform actually creates an opportunity to pursue water policy reform. It is suggested that creating a water user-rights market post trade reform not only compensates for the decline in farmers' profits caused by the trade reform, but also raises the efficiency of water allocation and hence benefits the economy as a whole.

Pages: 708 - 723
Volume: 45
Number: 3
Journal: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
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ISSN: 0095-0696

agricultural production, agricultural trade, economicimpact, international trade, irrigation, markets, production economics,productivity, trade policy, water allocation, water policy, waterresources, water use, Morocco, Maghreb, North Africa, Africa,Mediterranean Region, Developing Countries, Francophone Africa,economics of production, watering, Policy and Planning (EE120),International Trade (EE600), Marketing and Distribution (EE700), SoilWater Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management], Water Resources (PP200), AgriculturalEconomics (EE110), Natural Resource Economics (EE115) (New March 2000)

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