publication . Article . 2011

Analisis del efecto de los mercados de agua sobre el beneficio de las explotaciones, la contaminacion por nitratos y el empleo eventual agrario

Javier Calatrava Leyva; Alberto Garrido Colmenero;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 Oct 2011
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
[EN] The evidence available about the external effects of functioning water markets is ambiguous. While some authors have shown that water exchanges diminishes the polluting effects of irrigated agriculture, others conclude otherwise. The joint use of contaminant input taxes and the establishment of water markets gives rise to ambiguous results, because water and fertilisers are not substitutes. The objective of this paper is to examine the joint effects of establishing an hypothetical spot water market among farmers and a nitrogen tax on irrigators’ benefits, nitrogen pollution and hired external labour. Two non-linear models are formulated and developed that s...
Subjects
free text keywords: Resource /Energy Economics and Policy, Q25, Q13,, Mercados de agua, Efectos externos, Contaminación por nitratos, Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), Geography, Planning and Development, General Environmental Science, Social benefits, Pollution, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Water market, Environmental engineering, Irrigated agriculture, Nutrient pollution, Geography, Agricultural science
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