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Análisis económico sobre el tamaño óptimo del mercado y ubicación de estaciones de transferencia para el manejo de residuos sólidos en Colombia
[Economic Analysis about the Solid Waste Quantities and Optimal Hauling Distance to Install Transfer Stations in Colombia]

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  • Perdomo Calvo, Jorge Andrés
  • Ramirez Orozco, Juan Andrés

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The main objective of this study is to develop an economic analysis estimating the solid waste quantities and optimal hauling distance to install transfer stations in Colombia, according to landfill location. This goal is met by using a difference in differences approach (impact evaluation technique), means panel data (random effects), comparative static analysis and mathematical optimization. These methods allowed comparing total production costs between firms with and without transfer stations during three years (2006 to 2008). This study suggests that the use of a transfer station reduces maintenance and operation costs. El objetivo principal de este estudio es realizar un análisis económico para estimar el tamaño de mercado óptimo, con el fin de tomar de decisiones sobre la viabilidad de contar con una estación de transferencia (ET) y su adecuada distancia para ubicarla, de acuerdo con la longitud del trayecto a recorrer entre un sitio origen y el relleno sanitario más cercano. Lo anterior, haciendo uso del método de evaluación de impacto diferencia en diferencias, mediante un modelo de datos panel con efectos aleatorios y análisis estático comparativo de optimización matemática. Técnicas, que permitieron comparar el comportamiento de los costos totales de producción, entre firmas recolectoras de residuos sólidos con y sin estación de transferencia, en un período de tres años (2006-2008). Así, se evidenció cómo estas empresas disminuyen los gastos de operación y mantenimiento cuando implementan por lo menos una estación de transferencia.

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  • Perdomo Calvo, Jorge Andrés & Ramirez Orozco, Juan Andrés, 2011. "Análisis económico sobre el tamaño óptimo del mercado y ubicación de estaciones de transferencia para el manejo de residuos sólidos en Colombia
    [Economic Analysis about the Solid Waste Quantities a
    ," MPRA Paper 37719, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37719
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    1. Jorge Perdomo, 2011. "A methodological proposal to estimate changes of residential property value: case study developed in Bogota," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(16), pages 1577-1581.
    2. Baltagi, Badi H. & Wu, Ping X., 1999. "Unequally Spaced Panel Data Regressions With Ar(1) Disturbances," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(06), pages 814-823, December.
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    1. Jorge Andrés Perdomo Calvo & Mariana Rubio, 2012. "Regulación económica para la tarifa de parqueaderos en Bogotá mediante precios máximos," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID, December.

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    Keywords

    Impact evaluation; solid waste; transfer stations; panel data; difference in differences; mathematical optimization;

    JEL classification:

    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
    • R42 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government and Private Investment Analysis; Road Maintenance; Transportation Planning
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy

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