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  • Arturo González

    () (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED))

  • Santiago J. Rubio Jorge

    () (Universitat de València)


This paper is a theoretical analysis in terms of water transport costs, water rates, rentsand social welfare of three criteria applicable to the planning of water transfer systemsbetween rivers. The studied criteria have been: costs minimization of water transportation, establishing of water rates equal to average transport costs, and fixing of socially optimal rates. To illustrate the theoretical model we run a simulation based on available data of the country's water resources and their distribution in rivers, as well as on demand estimations previous to the Spanish Hydraulic Program. The simulation allows us to evaluate the social cost of the application of non optimal criteria. Este artículo consiste en un análisis teórico en términos de costes de transporte delagua, tarifas, renta del recurso y bienestar social de tres criterios aplicables en laplanificación de los trasvases intercuencas. Los criterios estudiados han sido el de laminimización de los costes de transporte del agua, el de la fijación de tarifas del agua iguales al coste de transporte medio, y el de la fijación de tarifas socialmente óptimas. Para ilustrar el análisis teórico se ha procedido a una simulación basada en los datos disponibles sobre recursos hidráulicos del país y su distribución por cuencas, así como en las estimaciones de demanda previas al Plan Hidrológico. Esta simulación nos ha permitido evaluar el coste social de la aplicación de criterios no óptimos.

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  • Arturo González & Santiago J. Rubio Jorge, 1993. "El PROBLEMA DE LA PLANIFICACIÓN HIDROLÓGICA: UNA APLICACIÓN AL CASO ESPAÑOL," Working Papers. Serie EC 1993-02, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  • Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasec:1993-02

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    1. Federico Aguilera Klink, 2014. "Veinte años (1993-2013) de "política hidrológica en España": el secuestro de la política pública," Revista de Economía Crítica, Asociación de Economía Crítica, vol. 17, pages 20-43.
    2. Varela-Ortega, Consuelo & M. Sumpsi, Jose & Garrido, Alberto & Blanco, Maria & Iglesias, Eva, 1998. "Water pricing policies, public decision making and farmers' response: implications for water policy," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 19(1-2), pages 193-202, September.
    3. José García-Montalvo, 1993. "Thresholds Effects, Public Capital And The Growth Of The United States," Working Papers. Serie EC 1993-11, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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