Water

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Development of Groundwater Markets in China: A Glimpse into Progress to Date

December 2008

The overall goal of the paper is to better understand the development of groundwater markets in northern China.

Management Reform and the Choice of Contractual Form in China

February 2007

This paper explains the puzzling fact that in organizing the management of surface water, village leaders have provided incentives to canal managers in some areas, but not in all.

Water User Associations and the Evolution and Determinants of Management Reform: A Representative Look at Northern China

February 2007

In this paper we are pursuing the following objectives: document the existing water management institutional forms throughout China, their evolution over time and across provinces; describe the...

Irrigation Water Pricing Policy in China

February 2007

As water becomes scarcer in northern China, designing policies that can induce water users to save water has become one of the most important tasks facing China's leader.

Water price policy analysis in China: an experimental approach

January 2007

Water scarcity is one of the key problems that affect northern China, an area that covers 40 percent of the nation's cultivated area and houses almost half of the population.

The Role of Agriculture in China's Development: Past Failures, Present Successes and Future Challenges

January 2007

In a book assessing the development of China during the People's Republic era, it is of interest to know how well agriculture has performed and the role that it has played in the development...

Elections, Fiscal Reform and Public Goods Provision in Rural China

December 2006

Public services provision in the developing world, including China, is crucial for rural development and poverty reduction.

Development of Groundwater Markets in China: A Glimpse into Progress

November 2006

The overall goal of the paper is to better understand the development of groundwater markets in northern China.

The Development, Challenges and Management of Ground Water in Rural China

September 2006

The history of groundwater in China is one of extremes, or apparent extremes.

China's Rural Public Finance: The Village Perspective - Annex 8

January 2006

In this paper we set out to accomplish three objectives. First, we wanted to track and describe the way the fiscal reforms have been implemented in China's townships.

Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Urban Dynamics in Chengdu, 1975-2002

October 2003

Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, has undergone rapid transformation during China's post-reform period between 1978 and 2003.

China's Accession to and Implementation of International Environmental Accords 1978-95

February 1998

China’s performance in numerous environmental areas—emission of greenhouse gases, use of ozone-depleting substances, reduction of sulphur dioxide emissions, or exploitation of fishing grounds in...