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Water: An Economic Resource


  • Lanfranco Senn


This article provide a critical review of the ongoing scenario in the Italian water industry starting from a pivotal point, the definition of water as an economic resource. Considering the industrial complexity and the huge financial needs that clearly open a question on the financing of the sector, it points out the long-lasting weakness of the water industry, especially on the infrastructure side, and the fallouts of an efficient management of it due to the absence of a clear regulatory framework that ask for an adequate industrial policy design of this industry as a whole.

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  • Lanfranco Senn, 2011. "Water: An Economic Resource," Economia dei Servizi, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 2, pages 137-142.
  • Handle: RePEc:mul:j1t56u:doi:10.2382/35519:y:2011:i:2:p:137-142

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    water sector; regulation; resource; K23; L95.;

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    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law


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