Demand function estimate for residential water in Oman

Hemesiri Kotagama, Slim Zekri*, Rahma Al Harthi, Houcine Boughanmi

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمراجعة النظراء

9 اقتباسات (Scopus)

ملخص

Current subsidies to residential water users in Oman are estimated at USD 314 million/y. This study estimates the demand function for residential water in Muscat, Oman, for households living in villas. A two-stage least squares econometric model with lagged average water price was used with socio-economic variables. Price elasticity for residential water in Muscat was estimated as –2.10. This high price elasticity is explained by the large proportion of water used for outdoor purposes. This study indicates that it may be possible to manage water demand in Muscat through modifying the price of water and reforming subsidies for residential water.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)907-916
عدد الصفحات10
دوريةInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
مستوى الصوت33
رقم الإصدار6
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - نوفمبر 2 2017

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