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Pricing of Drinking Water: An Application of Coase Two-part Tariff


  • K. Pushpangadan
  • G. Murugan


An efficient and equitable rate structure for drinking water based on a modified version of Coase two-part tariff is developed and estimated for an urban water supply scheme in Kerala State, India. [Working Paper No. 261]

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  • K. Pushpangadan & G. Murugan, 2010. "Pricing of Drinking Water: An Application of Coase Two-part Tariff," Working Papers id:2949, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2949
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    1. Brown,Stephen J. & Sibley,David Sumner, 1986. "The Theory of Public Utility Pricing," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521314008, May.
    2. Rajah, N & Smith, S, 1993. "Distributional effects of household water charges," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 14(3), pages 86-108, August.
    3. Robert M. Clark & Richard G. Stevie, 1981. "A Water Supply Cost Model Incorporating Spatial Variables," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 57(1), pages 18-32.
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    efficient; equitable; drinking water; modified; Kerala; India;

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