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Water 2014, 6(10), 2969-2977; doi:10.3390/w6102969

Changing Perspectives on the Economics of Water

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3,†
1
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, Bologna 40127, Italy
2
ENDIF—Engineering Department In Ferrara, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat, Ferrara 1 44100, Italy
3
Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Belle Arti, 41, Bologna 40126, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 2 September 2014 / Revised: 24 September 2014 / Accepted: 24 September 2014 / Published: 30 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Policy, Productivity and Economic Efficiency)
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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the special issue on “Water policy, productivity and economic efficiency”. In particular, it includes an overview of key topics on the future of water as a productive factor, in the context of alternative uses and perspective scenarios. The selected papers cover a wide range of relevant economic issues and are presented in three categories: productivity assessment, institutional framework and mechanisms, and governance aspects. The paper concludes by discussing future research challenges in this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: water policy design; economic efficiency and productivity; water markets; climate change; evaluation instruments water policy design; economic efficiency and productivity; water markets; climate change; evaluation instruments
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Viaggi, D.; Zanni, G.; Raggi, M. Changing Perspectives on the Economics of Water. Water 2014, 6, 2969-2977.

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