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Publication on historical irrigation community in Mula, Spain - freely accessible until October 21, 2017

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The editors of the Journal of Economic History are pleased to announce an article by José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, 'Institutional inertia: Persistent inefficient institutions in Spain'. Free access to this article is available until October 21, 2017

In 1966, after 700 years, the farmers in Mula (Spain) switched from auctions to quotas to allocate water from its river, without technological or political change. Quotas were more efficient, but required farmers to own water rights, thus the change happened only after an exogenous shock to farmers savings.

Free access to this article is available until October 21, 2017 via https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050717000705

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