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La demanda residencial del servicio de acueducto en Medellín, 1985-1991


  • Gustavo López
  • Elkin Castaño
  • Carlos Eduardo Vélez


The objective of this article is to explain the decreasing trend of monthly consumption per user in Medellín during the period 1985•1991. To reach the goal it was necessary to search in economic theory for those methodological tools allowing an appropiate analysis of the problem posed. Consequently, references such as partial market equilibrium and the demand theory are taken as a starting point. This led to the conclusion that a decrease in house hold demand for water is due, on the one hand, to a water saving campaign carried out by "Empresas Públicas de Medellín" and on the marginal price, fixed charge, and implicit transfer while the users' income remained relatively steady.

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  • Gustavo López & Elkin Castaño & Carlos Eduardo Vélez, 1992. "La demanda residencial del servicio de acueducto en Medellín, 1985-1991," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 37, pages 67-104.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:1992:i:37:p:67-104

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    1. Medina Carlos & Leonardo Morales, 2008. "Demanda por servicios públicos domiciliarios y pérdida irrecuperable de los subsidios: el caso colombiano," REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE, February.


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