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The economics of water : a survey of issues

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  • Dalhuisen, Jasper

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Groot, Henri de
  • Nijkamp, Peter

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This paper provides a survey of central issues addressed in research and policy on the economics of water. The paper starts with a discussion of water, its supply and demand, and the institutions that bring supply and demand together. Special attention is paid to the specific features and desirability of various price and rate structures of water. We also deal with several market failures that justify government intervention, while we finally discuss some of the policy issues that arise in water management.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0036.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:1999-36

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Keywords: water management; water demand and supply; water-pricing;

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  1. Michael L. Nieswiadomy & David J. Molina, 1989. "Comparing Residential Water Demand Estimates under Decreasing and Increasing Block Rates Using Household Data," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 65(3), pages 280-289.
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  1. R. Quentin Grafton & Michael B. Ward & Hang To & Tom Kompas, 2011. "Determinants of Residential Water Consumption: Evidence and Analysis from a Ten-country Household Survey," Crawford School Research Papers 1114, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  2. Dalhuisen, Jasper M. & Groot, Henri L.F. & Nijkamp, Peter, 2001. "Economic policy instruments and sustainable water use," Serie Research Memoranda 0004, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  3. Theesfeld, Insa, 2001. "Constraints For Collective Action In Bulgaria'S Irrigation Sector," Discussion Papers 18891, CEESA: Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture International Research Project.
  4. Simona FRONE, 2012. "Issues On The Role Of Efficient Water Pricing For Sustainable Water Management," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 34(1(43)), pages 84-111, June.
  5. Padmanabhan, Martina Aruna, 2005. "Institutional innovations towards gender equity in agrobiodiversity management: collective action in Kerala, South India," CAPRi working papers 39, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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