Water Policy Effects on Crop Production and Vice Versa: An Empirical Approach

  • R. E. Howitt
Part of the Agricultural Management and Economics book series (AGRICULT.MANAG.)


Policy advice that points out broad policy directions based on economic theory and political expediency has value for policy formulation; however, where policy evolves in an incremental manner, it requires policy analysis as opposed to policy advice. Policy analysis is a quantitative assessment of marginal changes in the existing institutions and the way the changes are implemented.


Irrigation Water Pacific Region Water Price Resource Policy Regional Crop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Howitt
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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