Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ostrom and Nepal

2009 Nobel laureate in economics Ostrom's on CPR (via David Warsh)

"total crop yield in Nepal is frequently higher around small primitive dams built from stone, mud and trees and managed locally, than near large concrete and steel dams where irrigation users have little incentive to concern themselves with necessary dam maintenance."

It would be very interesting to read Ostrom's forthcoming book about her research in Nepal.