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Los derechos de propiedad en la agricultura de regadio: su situacion frente al cambio institucional


  • Miranda, Dionisio Ortiz
  • Delgado, Felisa Cena


RESUMEN: La economía del agua en España se encuentra en una fase de cambio institucional, cuyo desarrollo va a estar fuertemente condicionado por la estructura de los derechos de propiedad sobre el agua. Esta estructura, en un contexto como el de la agricultura de regadío, está caracterizada por un complejo entramado de instituciones informales y percepciones de los propios regantes. El objetivo del artículo es caracterizar dichos derechos de propiedad -mediante una desagregación previa de su contenido- en el ámbito de las Comunidades de Regantes del Guadalquivir, con la finalidad de analizar cómo pueden desarrollarse las nuevas instituciones en dicho contexto. Los resultados, basados tanto en el análisis de las instituciones formales como en las opiniones de los regantes, ponen de manifiesto la falta de adecuación del cambio institucional a las demandas de los regantes, así como los obstáculos que la estructura de los derechos de propiedad puede presentar al mismo. SUMMARY: The Spanish water economy is within a process of institutional change. The development of this change will be strongly conditioned by the water property rights structure, and this structure -in the context of irrigated agriculture- is defined by a complex net of informal institutions and farmers' perceptions. The objective of the article is to characterise these property rights -through previous desegregation of its content- in the context of Irrigation Districts of the Guadalquivir basin, in order to analyse how the new institutions could be performed in this environment. Results, based in both the analysis of formal institutions and farmers' opinion, show (i) the lack of adaptation of new institutions to farmers' demands, and (ii) some characteristics of the property rights structure which could hinder the institutional change.

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  • Miranda, Dionisio Ortiz & Delgado, Felisa Cena, 2001. "Los derechos de propiedad en la agricultura de regadio: su situacion frente al cambio institucional," Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 1(02), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:earnsa:28739

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    1. Randall, Alan, 1981. "Property Entitlements And Pricing Policies For A Maturing Water Economy," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 25(03), December.
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    3. Daniel W. Bromley, 1982. "Land and Water Problems: An Institutional Perspective," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 64(5), pages 834-844.
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    1. José A. Gómez-Limón & Yolanda Martínez Martínez, 2004. "Multicriteria Modelling of Irrigation Water Market at Basin Level," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2004/26, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.

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    Water economy; Property rights; Institutional change; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Q25; Q28;

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    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy


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