Water: An Economic Resource
AbstractThis article provide a critical review of the ongoing scenario in the Italian water industry starting from a pivotal point, the definition of water as an economic resource. Considering the industrial complexity and the huge financial needs that clearly open a question on the financing of the sector, it points out the long-lasting weakness of the water industry, especially on the infrastructure side, and the fallouts of an efficient management of it due to the absence of a clear regulatory framework that ask for an adequate industrial policy design of this industry as a whole.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Società editrice il Mulino in its journal Economia dei Servizi.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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water sector; regulation; resource; K23; L95.;
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- K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
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