Urban Water Demand Estimates Under Increasing Block Rates

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This article discusses urban water demand estimates under increasing block rates.

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Creation Date: 1988
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Nieswiadomy, Michael L.

University of North Texas

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Molina, David J.

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: John Wiley & Sons
Place of Publication: [Hoboken, New Jersey]
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  • Creation: 1988
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This article discusses urban water demand estimates under increasing block rates.

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Department: Economics
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Abstract: A residential water demand equation is estimated using the only data set on water consumption that contains time series (monthly) observations on individual customers facing an increasing block rate schedule. Because the price of water both determines, and is determined by, usage, ordinary least squares estimation will yield biased estimates. Thus, two-stage least squares and instrumental variables techniques are used. The estimated coefficients on lawn size, weather, house size, and income have the expected signs and are statistically significant. However, there is not any significant response to changes in water price, perhaps due to the relatively low cost of water.

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13 p.

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Keyword(s): residential water | consumption | block rate schedules
Source: Growth and Change, 1988, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc71792
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Access: Public
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Publication Title: Growth and Change
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Pages: 12