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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Water Markets in the West: Prices, Trading, and Contractual Forms

Jedidiah Brewer, Robert Glennon, Alan Ker, Gary D. Libecap

NBER Working Paper No. 13002
Issued in March 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Ellen Hanak who provided extremely detailed, very valuable comments on our last draft and to Chuck Howe who offered his insights on an earlier set of data. We also thank Tom Brown and Ron Cummings for providing access to their water transfer data sets. Support for this research was provided by National Science Foundation Grant 0317375; the Robert Wesson Fellowship at the Hoover Institution, Stanford; the Julian Simon Fellowship at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), Bozeman, Montana; the Earhart Foundation; the International Center for Economic Research (ICER), Turin, Italy; the Rogers College of Law, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the Anheuser-Busch Chair, McGuire Center, Eller College, University of Arizona The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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