Eric C. Edwards
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
North Carolina State University
Paper Water, Wet Water, and the Recognition of Indigenous Property Rights, with Leslie Sanchez and Bryan Leonard. Forthcoming at Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Center for Indian Country Development Working Paper No. 2022-01
Summary: Study: Tribal Water Rights Underutilized in U.S. West
Teaching Price Elasticity of Demand and Marginal Analysis using Household Water Pricing, with Sara Sutherland and Anastasia Hassett. Forthcoming at Applied Economics Teaching Resources.
Property Rights to Land and Agricultural Organization: An Argentina-United States Comparison. 2022.
with Martin Fiszbein and Gary Libecap. The Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 65(S1), pp.1-33.
The Impact of Property Rights to Fish on Remote Communities in Alaska. 2022.
with Sara A. Sutherland. Land Economics, vol. 98(2), pp. 239-253.
CEnREP Working Paper No. 19-018
Water Storage and Agricultural Resilience to Drought: Historical Evidence of the Capacity and Institutional Limits in the United States. 2021.
with Steven M. Smith. Environmental Research Letters, vol. 16, 124020.
Summary: Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts
The Economics of Groundwater Governance Institutions Across the Globe. 2021.
with Todd Guilfoos. Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, vol. 43(4), pp. 1571-1594.
AEPP 2022 Best Article Award
CEnREP Working Paper No. 20-001
Summary: Around the Globe, Groundwater Requires Local Governance
The Economics of Indigenous Water Claim Settlements in the American West. 2020.
with Leslie Sanchez and Bryan Leonard. Environmental Research Letters, vol. 15, 094027.
Summary: In the Water-Scarce American West, Tribal Water Rights Play an Important Role
Predator-Prey Dynamics in General Equilibrium and the Role of Trade. 2020.
with Dong-Hun Go and Reza Oladi. Resource and Energy Economics, vol. 61, 101174.
Irrigation Investment on an American Indian Reservation. 2020.
with Muyang Ge and Sherzod Akhundjanov. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 102(4), pp.1083-1104.
AAEA 2021 Quality of Research Discovery, Honorable Mention
AARES 2022 Quality of Research Discovery Award – Early/Mid-Career Researchers
CEnREP Working Paper No. 18-017
Summary: Investment and Irrigation on an American Indian Reservation
The Cost of Addressing Saline Lake Decline and the Potential for Water Conservation Markets. 2019.
with Sarah Null. Science of the Total Environment, vol. 651 Part 1, 19, pp. 435-442.
Summary: Innovative markets could protect the world’s endangered saline lakes on the cheap
The Role of Irrigation in the Development of Agriculture in the United States. 2018.
with Steven Smith. Journal of Economic History, vol. 78 no. 4, pp. 1-39.
Summary: Water access key driver of long-term agricultural productivity in western U.S.
An Illiquid Market in the Desert: Estimating the Cost of Water Trade Restrictions in Northern Chile. 2018.
with Gary Libecap, Oscar Cristi, and Gonzalo Edwards. Environment and Development Economics, vol. 23 no. 6, pp. 615-634.
Summary: The cost of water regulation in northern Chile
How Transaction Costs Obstruct Collective Action: Evidence from California's Groundwater. 2018.
with Andrew Ayres and Gary Libecap. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 91, pp. 46-65.
Summary: Collective management of shared water resource is easier said than done
Economic Insight from Utah’s Water Efficiency Supply Curve. 2017.
with Ryan Bosworth, Amber Burrows*, Patrick Adams*, Vivane Baji*, Shelly Jones*, and Coleman Gerdes*. Water, 9(3): 214;
*USU undergraduate researchers
Link to spreadsheet with data and analysis
What Lies Beneath? Aquifer Heterogeneity and the Economics of Groundwater Management. 2016.
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 3 no. 2, pp. 453-91.
Link to dataset and code in HydroShare
Comparative Assessment of Water Markets: Insights from the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia and the Western USA. 2012.
with Quentin Grafton, Gary Libecap, Bob O'Brien, and Clay Landry. Water Policy, 14(2):175-93.
Working Papers and Papers Under Review
The Effect of Government Ownership on Oil and Gas Drilling and Production with Trevor O'Grady and David Jenkins (under review).
CEnREP Working Paper No. 19-017
Left in the Dust: Pecuniary and Environmental Externalities in Water Markets, with Sherzod Akhundjanov, Muyang Ge, and Reza Oladi (under review).
Dynamic Pricing Framework for Water Demand Management Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure Data with Faisal M. Alghamdi and Emily Z. Berglund (under review).
Manure Nutrient Cycling in U.S. Animal Agriculture Basins – A North Carolina Case Study with Luis Huezo, Daniela Jones, and Mahmoud Sharara (under review).
Creating American Farmland: Institutional Evolution and the Development of Agricultural Drainage, with Wally Thurman (manuscript in preparation).
Summary: The Secret Behind the U. S. Corn Belt
The Shadow of Hetch Hetchy: The National Park Service and the Bureaucracy of Preservation, with Sara Sutherland (manuscript In preparation).
The Role of Markets and Technology in Power Plants’ Drought Responses with Harrison Fell, Jordan Kern, and Andrew Hutchens (manuscript in preparation).
Agricultural Land Market Value of Prior Appropriation Water Rights with Nathan Hendricks and Gabe Sasmpson (manuscript in preparation).
The Economics of Climatic Adaptation: Agricultural Drainage in the United States, with Wally Thurman. Forthcoming in G. Libecap and A. Dinar Eds. American Agriculture, Water Resources, and Climate Change, University of Chicago Press.
The Colonial Origins of Diverse Property-Rights to Land and the Long-Term Economic Implications in North and South America, with Martin Fiszbein and Gary Libecap. Forthcoming in Ernst Nordtveit and Erich Schanze eds. The Changing Role of
Property Law; Rights, Values, and Concepts, Edward Elgar.
Contracting and the Commons: Linking the Insight of Elinor Ostrom and Gary Libecap. 2020.
with Bryan Leonard. The Environmental Optimism of Elinor Ostrom, Center for Growth and Opportunity, pp.149-172. (Peer-reviewed)
Water Institutions and the Law of One Price. 2015.
with Gary Libecap. R. Halvorsen and D.F. Layton eds. Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resources, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 442-473.
Edwards, E.C. and Sutherland, S.A. 2021. The Contribution of Wild-Caught Seafood to NC's Economy. NC State Economist. Spring 2021.
Branan, A. Edwards, E.C., Huchens, A., and Sutherland, S.A. 2019. North Carolinians Benefit from Water Pollution Credit Trading. NC State Economist. Fall 2019.
Edwards, E.C., Nehra, A. 2020 (forthcoming). Importance of Freshwater for Irrigation. M. Goldstein and D. DellaSala Eds. Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes 1st Edition.
Edwards, E.C., Sutherland, S.A., and Von Haefen, R.H. 2019. Should I Stay or Should I Go? Coal Ash in North Carolina. NC State Economist. Winter 2019.
Edwards, E.C. and Sutherland, S.A. 2019. A Guide to Municipal Water Conservation Pricing in Utah. USU Extension Factsheet. 2019. (Peer-reviewed)
Ayres, A. and Edwards, E.C. 2018. Groundwater depletion, contracting costs, and the determinants of successful collective action. UNESCO Global Water Forum.
Edwards, E.C. and Sutherland, S.A. 2018. Yesterday’s Nobel Prize and North Carolina Agriculture. NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics News, October 9, 2018.
Edwards, E.C., Sutherland, S.A., and Von Haefen, R.H. 2018. Coal Ash After Hurricane Florence. NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics News, October 1, 2018.
Edwards, E.C., Sutherland, S.A. 2017. Lobbying in Fathali M. Moghaddam ed. SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, SAGE Publications, Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 448-451.
Book Review: Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving From Scarcity to Sustainability. 2016. Water Economics and Policy, vol. 2 no. 2.
Summary: An illiquid market in the desert. 2016. UNESCO Global Water Forum.
Summary: What lies beneath? Aquifer heterogeneity and the economics of collective action. 2014. UNESCO Global Water Forum.