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Il sistema dei permessi negoziabili per la gestione dell’acqua: un’analisi dei principali casi di studio

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  • Simone Borghesi

    () (Facolta' di Scienze Politiche, Universita' di Siena)

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In the last few years, the increasingly problematic issues of water scarcity and pollution have led to a rise in the application of tradable permits to the water sector. However, a critical evaluation of their application is still missing from the literature. To overcome this problem, the present work aims at providing a critical survey of the main schemes of tradable water abstraction rights and pollution rights in operation in various countries. The advantages and disadvantages that emerge in each case are emphasised, in order to explain fully to what extent this market instrument can be employed in the water sector, and thus derive useful indications for future applications. Despite the potential benefits of tradable permits and the success reported in some contexts, from the present casestudy analysis it turns out that several factors, including lack of sufficient market competition, may sometimes hinder their functioning in practice.

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  • Simone Borghesi, 2008. "Il sistema dei permessi negoziabili per la gestione dell’acqua: un’analisi dei principali casi di studio," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, vol. 116(2), pages 137-158.
  • Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2008:v:116:i:2:p:137-158
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    1. Angelo Antoci & Simone Borghesi & Mauro Sodini, 2012. "ETS and Technological Innovation: A Random Matching Model," Working Papers 2012.79, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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    Keywords

    Tradeable permits; water; pollution rights; abstraction rights; environment;

    JEL classification:

    • H8 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L5 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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