The institutional economics of water : a cross-country analysis of institutions and performance

R. Maria Saleth, Ariel Dinar

This outstanding new book provides the most detailed and comprehensive evaluation of water reform and water sector performance from the perspectives of institutional economics and political economy. Skilfully integrating institutional theory with resource economics, and set against an exhaustive review of the theoretical and empirical literature, the authors develop an alternative methodology to quantitatively assess the performance of institutions in the context of water. This methodology is built on the principle of 'institutional ecology', the 'institutional decomposition and analysis' framework, and the 'subjective theory' of institutional change. Using this new methodology, plus information collected through an international survey of 127 water experts, the authors present a detailed empirical analysis of the process of institution-performance interaction in the water sector.

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  • 1. Water Challenge: An Institutional Diagnosis 2. Understanding Institutions: Nature, Performance, and Change 3. Existing Literature: Approaches, Attempts, and Limitations 4. Evaluating Institutional Linkages: Towards an Alternative Methodology 5. Analytical Framework and Empirical Models 6. Empirical Context: Description and Justification 7. Institutional Changes in Water Sector: A Cross-Country Review 8. Institution-Performance Linkages: Evidence and Evaluation 9. Institution-Performance Linkages: Robustness and Contextuality 10. Institutional Sequencing and Packaging 11. Conclusions with Implications for Theory and Policy Appendix A: Questionnaire Appendix B: List of Experts who Provided Input and Data Appendix C: Mathematical Analogue for Impact Transmission Channels Index

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書名 The institutional economics of water : a cross-country analysis of institutions and performance
著作者等 Dinar, Ariel
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Saleth, R. Maria
出版元 E. Elgar
刊行年月 c2004
版表示 illustrated ed
ページ数 xvi, 398 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0821356569
NCID BA6903733X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス