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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 metodológicas para la investigación en economía aplicada

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  • WORTHINGTON, ANDREW C.

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    (Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Griffith University.)

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Unlike the modelling of residential water demand, very little recent empirical work has concerned the estimation of commercial and industrial water demand. This is an important omission, not only because these activities are subject to the same water-related challenges found elsewhere, including the need for a reliable water supply, rising water prices and seasonal water scarcity, but because they also account for substantial water use as a key input into productive activities and hence employment and value-added. Moreover, commercial and industrial water demand and its management are inherently complex, involving among other things the potential for recycling, the impact of discharge regulations, the possibilities of substituting for other inputs and the potential for self-supply, and the role of large scale workplace practices and technology. As a means of redressing this imbalance, this paper provides a discussion of the theory and practice of commercial and industrial water demand estimation. Both model specification and estimation and the outcomes of past analyses are discussed. Particular focus is placed on providing useful guidance to future researchers in this important area. A diferencia de lo que ocurre con la modelización de la demanda de agua residencial, existen muy pocos trabajos empíricos recientes sobre la estimación de la demanda de agua comercial e industrial. Esta es una omisión importante, no sólo porque estas actividades están sujetas a los mismos desafíos relacionados con el agua en otros lugares, incluida la necesidad de un suministro fiable de agua, el aumento de precios y la escasez estacional de recursos, sino porque también se considera relevante para el uso del agua como un insumo clave en las actividades productivas y, por tanto, en el empleo y valor añadido. Además, tanto la demanda como la gestión de recursos hídricos para usos comerciales e industriales son inherentemente complejos, implicando entre otros aspectos, el potencial de reciclado, el impacto de las regulaciones sobre extracciones, las posibilidades de sustitución de otros insumos y el potencial de auto-abastecimiento, y el papel jugado por la tecnología. Como un medio para corregir dicho desequilibrio, este documento ofrece un análisis teórico y práctico de la estimación de la demanda de agua comercial e industrial, tratando tanto la especificación del modelo como la estimación y los resultados de los análisis anteriores. Se hace especial hincapié en proporcionar una orientación útil a los futuros investigadores en esta importante área.

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 28 (2010)
Issue (Month): (Agosto)
Pages: 237-258

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:28_2_2

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Keywords: Demanda de agua comercial e industrial; demanda derivada; inputs; outputs; precio y elasticidad de la demanda. ; Commercial and Industrial Water Demand; Derived Demand; Factor Inputs; Price and Output Elasticity of Demand.;

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