On the Marginal Cost of Wastewater Services

Hanke, S.H. & Wentworth, R. (1981). On the Marginal Cost of Wastewater Services. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-82-038. Reprinted from Land Economics, 57(4) [1981].

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the marginal cost of municipal wastewater services. The authors begin by describing the nature of wastewater services. This is of importance since the measurement of marginal cost is an activity that requires a specialized knowledge of the engineering and technology of the industry (Turvey 1969). In the next section, the relevant definition and interpretation of marginal cost is dealt with. The definition is then applied to the measurement of marginal cost for a hypothetical, but realistic, wastewater system. In the last section, observations are made about the design of wastewater tariffs.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Land Economics; 57(4) [1981]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1566

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