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Direct economic return to government of public geoscience information investments in Chile


  • Gildemeister, Martin
  • Jara, J. Joaquín
  • Lagos, Gustavo
  • Marquardt, Carlos
  • Espinoza, Felipe


This article presents the first attempt to evaluate the direct economic return of the provision of public geoscience information in Chile. To achieve this goal the study uses multiplier effect ratios through the value chain of PGI and a probabilistic discounted cash flow model to evaluate the economic returns of different scenarios for the ongoing governmental program mandated to generate country-scale geological information, named the National Geological Program.

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  • Gildemeister, Martin & Jara, J. Joaquín & Lagos, Gustavo & Marquardt, Carlos & Espinoza, Felipe, 2018. "Direct economic return to government of public geoscience information investments in Chile," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 152-162.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:55:y:2018:i:c:p:152-162
    DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.11.013

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