• Business
  • Published 2009

Water Rights and Markets in Chile: Efficiency and Social Equity in Agricultural Irrigation

@inproceedings{Jenks2009WaterRA,
  title={Water Rights and Markets in Chile: Efficiency and Social Equity in Agricultural Irrigation},
  author={Jessica J. Jenks},
  year={2009}
}
This paper addresses the neoliberal assumptions for private property rights to incentivise water and water markets. Chile´s 1981 Water Code is used to display the juxtaposition of efficiency and social equity of water markets in providing water access for different groups within a liberalised agricultural sector. The fruit industry is a specific example for the incentive to allocate water to high-value production for national and transnational fruit companies. New Institutional Economics… CONTINUE READING

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