Cornhusker Economics

The Roles of Cost Sharing Rules and Well Sharing in Irrigation Inefficiency:  A Case Study in Groundwater Pumping in Mexico

Concerns about groundwater depletion in the High Plains Aquifer and other aquifers throughout the world have been well documented in the media and the scientific literature. In a recent study, data from Mexico was used to examine the effect of three characteristics of groundwater use. Specifically, the effect of well sharing, cost sharing, and energy subsidies on the efficiency of groundwater use.

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2015 Cornhusker Economics