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Un Panorama sobre la Economía del Agua/An Overview on Water Economy



    () (Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado. Universidad de Alicante.)


    () (Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado. Universidad de Alicante.)


    () (Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado. Universidad de Alicante.)


En las páginas siguientes hacemos un repaso general acerca de cómo la cuestión de los recursos naturales y, especialmente, el agua, han ido incorporándose a los razonamientos económicos de una forma progresiva. Como veremos, esto no significa que nos encontremos ante un marco teórico nuevo en cuanto a la gestión de los recursos naturales. Pero los avances han sido tan importantes durante los últimos años, que no cabe duda que estamos ante un nuevo panorama que debe permitir en los próximos años avanzar en los razonamientos teóricos y en las soluciones más eficientes para nuestras sociedades. In the paper we provide an overview on how the issue of natural resources, especially water, have been incorporated into economic reasoning in a progressive manner. As we shall see, this does not mean that we are facing a new theoretical framework around the natural resources management. But progress has been so important in recent years that there is no doubt that this is a new deal that should allow in the years to advance the theoretical reasoning and the most efficient solutions for our societies

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  • Sevilla Jiménez, Martín & Torregrosa, Teresa & Moreno, Luis, 2010. "Un Panorama sobre la Economía del Agua/An Overview on Water Economy," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 28, pages 265-304, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:28_2_3

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    economía del agua; usos del agua; nueva economía del agua; GIRH ; water economy; water uses; New Water Economy; IWRM.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General


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