Oil and Water: A Guest Post

David Zetland David Zetland, the S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy at U.C. Berkeley, blogged here earlier this week about the economics of water. This is his second of two posts on the subject. Oil and Water By David Zetland A Guest Post Over the past few months, newspapers, blogs, […]

The Economics of Clean Water: A Guest Post

David Zetland David Zetland is the S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy at U.C. Berkeley. He writes about the economics of water on his blog aguanomics and has recently appeared on Forbes.com and Fox Business News, discussing America’s “water crisis.” He has agreed to guest blog here this week. This […]

Is Water Too Cheap?

Levitt has blogged about how higher gas prices can be good for the country. Are higher water prices next? Mercatus Center economist David Zetland argues that California’s water supply problems are really just water pricing problems. He recently called for a new price structure that would punish water guzzlers and encourage conservation. Currently, Los Angeles […]

Say Goodbye to Bottled Water?

Elizabeth Royte‘s new book is called Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It. I haven’t read it yet, but I gather that it ably summarizes the growing economic and environmental backlash against bottled water. So maybe the world is ready for the Xziex Atmospheric Water Generator, a tiny machine that makes […]