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Are Participants In Water Markets More Efficient In The Use Of Water Than Non-participants?: A Case Study For LimarĂ­ Valley (chile)

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
14. Valuing water: monetary and non-monetary dimensions
Author(s): Guillermo Donoso

Guillermo Donoso

Centro de Derecho y Gestión del Agua
Water Law and Economics Center
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


  • Investigate whether there are differences in Global Efficiency (GE), Water Use Efficiency (WUE) and other input use efficiency between farmers who
    • Participate in water markets and
    • Do not participate in them.
  • Empirical application focuses on a sample of farmers located in Limarí Valley (Chile)

What do we understand by efficiency?

Water Rights Markets in Chile

Methodology and results
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