At the PERC workshop, scholars presented papers examining why water markets have not developed further than they have and explored how institutional and political barriers might be lowered.
A PERC Workshop with scholars presenting papers on on land use conflicts in the West and raising questions about the governing institutions.
The workshop focuses on using markets as tools for making land management decisions in both the public and private arena. How can federal agencies adopt market based-principles and how can we stimulate new markets for environmental amenities such as open space?
This workshop will consider the potential for contracting for ecosystem services by focusing on the transaction costs of such contracting, other impediments to contracting, and public policies that could promote market transactions. Specific focal areas include: water quality and quantity, wildlife habitat, open space, and agricultural pollination services.