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Dinar, Ariel 1947-

Works: 237 works in 804 publications in 2 languages and 17,721 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: HD1691, 333.91
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ariel Dinar
The institutional economics of water : a cross-country analysis of institutions and performance by R. Maria Saleth( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers an authoritative review of the important linkages between institutions and performance in both general and water sector contexts. By laying the foundations for future research and policy in this field, it will be of particular relevance and value for institutional economists, natural resource and environmental economists, political scientists, policymakers, donor agencies, and students and scholars working on water-related issues."--Jacket
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) : an early history of unanticipated outcomes by Ariel Dinar( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, countries took up the difficult task of finding a common approach that would slow down the build-up of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere and delay changes to the planet's climate. A widespread concern among many of the participants in the newly formed United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was that the emission reductions needed to significantly affect climate change would cost so much that it could jeopardize the chances of a coordinated international solution. To address this concern, several flexible mechanisms were designed, including the CDM. While many applaud the CDM, others are concerned with its performance and achievements, and whether or not it will be continued beyond 2012. Critics argue, among other things, that it has not delivered on the sustainable development objective for which it was established and that projects are unevenly distributed, both geographically and sectorally. Much analysis is available on CDM, but very little comprehensive analysis, addressing various aspects of CDM is available. With a major decision for its continuation, a multi-dimensional analysis would be needed. This book is about the economic assessment of certain (not certain) CDM performances, and its future sustainability and trajectory --
Evaluating water institutions and water sector performance by R. Maria Saleth( )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study develops an analytical framework to identify various layers of institutional inter-linkages and institution-performance linkages evident in the process of institutional-performance interaction within the water sector. The study then evaluates the layers of linkages using perception-based cross-country data. Both the analytical and empirical analyses are used to identify key inputs for developing a generic strategy for water institutional reform. Results provide several major insights: a) they indicate the relative strength, direction and significance of the performance impact of institutional components and aspects; b) they suggest clearly that the institution-performance interaction can derive from its general socio-economic, political, and resource-related environment; and c) they strongly favor a sequential strategy for institutional reform in general and for water institutions in particular
The political economy of water pricing reforms by World Bank( )

22 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the water sector different from other sectors? Should reforms in the water sector be designed and implemented differently from reforms of a similar type in other sectors? This book answers these questions by providing various analytical frameworks that allow comparisons across various conditions and by comparing reform processes under various circumstances in different countries
Modeling economic management and policy issues of water in irrigated agriculture by Ariel Dinar( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents models that characterize the relationships between quantity and quality of irrigation water application, and agricultural production and the environment. A comprehensive modeling approach addressing both the benefits of irrigation and the potential negative effects is introduced. Physical-biological concepts are combined with economic and engineering principles to demonstrate the usefulness of the model for analyzing various water management and policy issues. Decision makers on all levels should find the modeling approach interesting and useful in the management issues from
Satisfying urban thirst : water supply augmentation and pricing policy in Hyderabad City, India by R. Maria Saleth( )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markets for water : potential and performance by K. William Easter( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markets for Water: Potential and Performance dispels many of the myths surrounding water markets and gives readers a comprehensive picture of the way that markets have developed in different parts of the world. It is possible, for example, for a water market to fail, and for the transaction costs in water markets to be excessive. Too often water trading is banned because the water resources have been developed with public funds and the water agencies do not want to lose control over water. There is also a concern that poor farmers or households will be disadvantaged by water trading. These concerns about public resources and the poor are not very different from those that have been voiced in the past about land sales. The problem is that in many cases the poor already have limited access to resources, but this limit is not due to water trading. In fact, water trading is likely to expand the access to water for many small-scale farmers. Markets for Water: Potential and Performance provides an analytical framework for water market establishment. It develops the necessary conditions for water markets and illustrates how they can improve both water management and economic efficiency. Finally, the book gives readers an up-to-date picture of what we have learned about water markets in a wide range of countries, from the US to Chile and India
Measuring the impact of climate change on Indian agriculture by Ariel Dinar( )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides information on a series of associated analyses done on how climate change impacts on the agricultural system in India. The analysis features the Ricardian approach which compares agricultural outcomes across farms under different climate conditions. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 provides an extensive literature review that includes studies addressing climate change impacts on sectors other than agriculture. In Chapter 3 several Global Change Models (GCMs) are employed to provide a range of temperature and rainfall values that may result from predicted changes in carbon dioxide levels in the future. Results from these GCM models are used later for simulation of Ricardian models ' results. Each of the Ricardian studies emphasize a different methodology. The pooled data analysis (Chapter 4) examines long run response of farms to climate by Indian farming districts. The year by year analysis (Chapter 5) explains annual fluctuations in climate sensitivity by using regressions of a cross section of Indian agricultural districts for several years. This analysis measures how climate sensitivity varies from year to year in response to several variables, including prices and weather. The climate-technology study (Chapter 6) of Indian districts explores the role endogenous technology plays on farmer ' s climate sensitivity. The analysis examines whether technology has altered climate sensitivity and whether climate change might alter technical change
Restoring and protecting the world's lakes and reservoirs by Ariel Dinar( )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New evaluation procedures for a new generation of water-related projects by Ronald G Cummings( )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change and agriculture in Africa : impact assessment and adaptation strategies by Ariel Dinar( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive quantitative assessment of the economic impacts of climate change on Africa, this title provides vital knowledge and serves as a guide to effective adaptation strategies and investment
Policy and strategic behaviour in water resource management by Ariel Dinar( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Dinar and Albiac have produced a volume of enormous importance. The contributors represent a wealth of experience in the "water game" and they share with us the conceptual and empirical insights pertinent to the crafting of coherent water policy in various settings and circumstances.' Daniel W. Bromley University of Wisconsin-Madison 'Dinar and Albiac have brought together an excellent set of papers using a game theoretic approach to analyze how policies affect the strategies of water users and managers around the world. This book will be valuable reading for seminars in economics page
The management of water quality and irrigation technologies by José Albiac( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource addresses the crucial issues of improving water quality and the efficiency of irrigation, presents alternative policies and shows how these can be implemented in different countries, and includes a range of case study material from various countries including Australia, China, Israel, Jordan, Spain and the USA
Integrated river basin management through decentralization by Karin E Kemper( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon a worldwide survey of river basin organizations and in-depth studies of eight river basins in a variety of locations around the globe, this book examines how institutional arrangements for managing water resources at the river-basin level have been designed and implemented, what the impetus for these arrangements has been, and what institutional features appear to be associated with greater or lesser success in river basin management
Pricing irrigation water : principles and cases from developing countries by Yacov Tsur( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As globalization links economies, the value of a country's irrigation water becomes increasingly sensitive to competitive forces in world markets. Water policy at the national and regional levels will need to accommodate these forces or water is likely to become undervalued. The inefficient use of this resource will lessen a country's comparative advantage in world markets and slow its transition to higher incomes, particularly in rural households. While professionals widely agree on what constitutes sound water resource management, they have not yet reached a consensus on the best ways of implementing policies. Policymakers have considered pricing water - a debated intervention - in many variations. Setting the price 'right,' some say, may guide different types of users in efficient water use by sending a signal about the value of this resource. Aside from efficiency, itself an important policy objective, equity, accessibility, and implementation costs associated with the right pricing must be considered. Focusing on the examples of China, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, and Turkey, Pricing Irrigation Water provides a clear methodology for studying farm-level demand for irrigation water. This book is the first to link the macroeconomics of policies affecting trade to the microeconomics of water demand for irrigation and, in the case of Morocco, to link these forces to the creation of a water user-rights market. This type of market reform, the contributors argue, will result in growing economic benefits to both rural and urban households
International water scarcity and variability : managing resource use across political boundaries by Shlomi Dinar( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change. Although media coverage and some scholarship tend to cast natural resource shortages as leading inexorably toward war, Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar prove that there are many examples of and mechanisms for more peaceful dispute resolution regarding natural resources, even in the face of water paucity and climate change. The authors base these arguments on both global empirical analyses and case studies. Using numerous examples that focus on North America, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, this book asks scholars and policy makers to consider strategies and incentives to help lessen conflict and motivate cooperation under scarcity and increased variability of water resources"--Provided by publisher
Factors affecting levels of international cooperation in carbon abatement projects by Ariel Dinar( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clean Development Mechanism, a provision of The Kyoto Protocol, allows countries that have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to gain credit toward their treaty obligations by investing in projects located in developing (host) countries. Such projects are expected to benefit both parties by providing low-cost abatement opportunities for the investor-country, while facilitating capital and technology flows to the host country. This paper analyzes the Clean Development Mechanism market, emphasizing the cooperation aspects between host and investor countries. The analysis uses a dichotomous (yes/no) variable and three continuous variants to measure the level of cooperation, namely the number of joint projects, the volume of carbon dioxide abatement, and the volume of investment in the projects. The results suggest that economic development, institutional development, the energy structure of the economies, the level of country vulnerability to various climate change effects, and the state of international relations between the host and investor countries are good predictors of the level of cooperation in Clean Development Mechanism projects. The main policy conclusions include the importance of simplifying the project regulation/clearance cycle; improving the governance structure host and investor countries; and strengthening trade or other long-term economic activities that engage the countries
Bridges over water : understanding transboundary water conflict, negotiation and cooperation by Ariel Dinar( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bridges over Water places the study of transboundary water conflicts, negotiation, and cooperation in the context of various disciplines (such as international relations, international laws, international negotiations, and economics), analyzing them using various quantitative approaches such as river basin modelling and game theory. Case studies of particular transboundary river basins, lakes and aquifers are also considered. This is the first textbook for a relatively recent yet rapidly expanding field of study."--Jacket
Water governance decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa : between myth and reality by Joao Mutondo( )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water pricing experiences and innovations by Ariel Dinar( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water pricing to achieve conservation in scarce water resources is a major policy challenge. This book provides credible evidence from water pricing experiences in various countries around the world. The book chapters, written by experts in water pricing from various countries, documents the past 10 to 15 years of water pricing experiences in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain. The book includes also several chapters that review innovations in water pricing in various countries, such as new ref
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The institutional economics of water : a cross-country analysis of institutions and performance
Evaluating water institutions and water sector performanceThe political economy of water pricing reformsModeling economic management and policy issues of water in irrigated agricultureSatisfying urban thirst : water supply augmentation and pricing policy in Hyderabad City, IndiaMarkets for water : potential and performanceMeasuring the impact of climate change on Indian agricultureClimate change and agriculture in Africa : impact assessment and adaptation strategiesPolicy and strategic behaviour in water resource management
Alternative Names
Ariel Dinar economist (University of California-Riverside)

Ariel Dinar Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (University of California-Riverside)

Dinar, Ariel

דינר, אריאל

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