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Spring Cleaning: Rural Water Impacts, Valuation and Property Rights Institutions

Michael Kremer, Jessica Leino, Edward Miguel, Alix Peterson Zwane

NBER Working Paper No. 15280
Issued in August 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research is supported by the Hewlett Foundation, USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service, International Child Support, Swedish International Development Agency, Finnish Fund for Local Cooperation in Kenya, google.org, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Sustainability Science Initiative at the Harvard Center for International Development. We thank Alicia Bannon, Jeff Berens, Lorenzo Casaburi, Carmem Domingues, Willa Friedman, Francois Gerard, Anne Healy, Jonas Hjort, Jie Ma, Clair Null, Owen Ozier, Camille Pannu, Changcheng Song, Eric Van Dusen, Melanie Wasserman, and Heidi Williams for excellent research assistance, and thank the field staff, especially Polycarp Waswa and Leonard Bukeke. Jack Colford, Alain de Janvry, Giacomo DiGiorgi, Esther Duflo, Liran Einav, Andrew Foster, Michael Greenstone, Avner Greif, Michael Hanemann, Danson Irungu, Ethan Ligon, Steve Luby, Chuck Manski, Enrico Moretti, Kara Nelson, Aviv Nevo, Sheila Olmstead, Ariel Pakes, Judy Peterson, Pascaline Dupas, Rob Quick, Mark Rosenzweig, Elisabeth Sadoulet, Sandra Spence, Duncan Thomas, Ken Train, Chris Udry, and many seminar participants have provided helpful comments. Opinions presented here are those of the authors and not those of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or its leadership. All errors are our own. 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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