Heterogeneity in the price elasticity of demand for commercial water
The gap between projected future water demand and supply are increasing the importance of conservation policies. Commercial users are a major source of utility withdrawals, heightening the need for increased understanding of commercial responsiveness to utility policies. Despite an abundance of empirical studies on residential water demand, there are limited commercial sector studies exploring demand elasticity heterogeneity. In this paper, we estimate commercial water demand elasticity for firms served by a local utility, employing a novel instrumental variables approach. We then present evidence ...
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