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Estimating Water Demand under Increasing-Block Tariffs Using Aggregate Data and Proportions of Users per Block

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  • R. Martínez-Espiñeira

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The price specification suggested by Nordin (1976) for theanalysis of demand under block tariffs is applied to estimatewater demand functions using aggregate data from the Northwest ofSpain. The traditional way of using Nordin's specification whenonly aggregate data are available (using values of marginal priceand difference faced by the average user) is compared with thetheoretically correct one. The latter uses the average marginalprice and the average difference, these averages being weighted bythe proportion of users per block. The availability of data on theproportion of users per block permits also the explicit modellingof the choice of block. The results show that, in the sampleanalyzed, the values of price elasticity under the traditionalspecification and the more innovative one are not significantlydifferent. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 26 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (September)
Pages: 5-23

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:26:y:2003:i:1:p:5-23

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Keywords: water demand; water pricing; block pricing;

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  1. Schleich, Joachim & Hillenbrand, Thomas, 2007. "Determinants of residential water demand in Germany," Working Papers "Sustainability and Innovation" S3/2007, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).
  2. Worthington, Andrew C., 2010. "Commercial and Industrial Water Demand Estimation: Theoretical and Methodological Guidelines for Applied Economics Research/Estimación de la demanda de agua comercial e industrial: pautas teóricas y," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 28, pages 237-258, Agosto.
  3. Xayavong, Vilaphonh & Burton, Michael P. & White, Benedict, 2007. "Estimating Urban Residential Water-Demand with Increasing Block Prices: The Case of Perth, Western Australia," Working Papers 7061, University of Western Australia, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  4. Kavezeri-Karuaihe, Selma T. & Wandschneider, Philip R. & Yoder, Jonathan K., 2005. "Perceived Water Prices and Estimated Water Demand in the Residential Sector of Windhoek, Namibia. An Analysis of the Different Water Market Segments," 2005 Annual Meeting, July 6-8, 2005, San Francisco, California 36289, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
  5. Hoffmann, Mark & Worthington, Andrew & Higgs, Helen, 2006. "Urban water demand with fixed volumetric charging in a large municipality: the case of Brisbane, Australia," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 50(3), September.
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  7. DIAKITE Daouda & SEMENOV Aggey & THOMAS Alban, 2006. "Social Pricing and Water Provision in Côte d'Ivoire," LERNA Working Papers 06.14.207, LERNA, University of Toulouse.
  8. Dinusha Dharmaratna & Edwyna Harris, 2010. "Estimating Residential Water Demand using the Stone-Geary Functional Form: the Case of Sri Lanka," Monash Economics Working Papers 46-10, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  9. Andrew C. Worthington, 2010. "Commercial and industrial water demand estimation: Theoretical and methodological guidelines for applied economics research," Discussion Papers in Economics economics:201011, Griffith University, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
  10. David R. Bell & Ronald C. Griffin, 2011. "Urban Water Demand with Periodic Error Correction," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 87(3), pages 528-544.
  11. S. Gaudin, 2006. "Effect of price information on residential water demand," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(4), pages 383-393.

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