La demande deau potable à La Réunion : Estimation à partir de données denquête
AbstractIn this paper, we estimate a residential water demand function for the eunion island, a French overseas territory which experiences, despite its tropical climate, a lot of stress on this resource. We develop speci cations of linear and non linear expenditure systems, taking into account the increasing block rate schedule current in the island. This modelling allows di¤erentiating within the total residential water consumption a component independent of prices and household income, called committed consumption, and a variable part which can be inuenced by a relevant water pricing policy. Using survey data collected on a sample of households, our empirical results reveal the importance of committed consumption and of outdoor uses of water. The expected drops in water consumption generated by socially acceptable rate changes appear therefore limited and it is advisable to complement pricing policies with other measures, such as information campaigns focusing the outdoor uses of water
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