Regional impact of water resource investments in an developing area

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Abstract

Regional development and industrialization patterns are investigated and related via regression analysis to water resource investments for the island of Puerto Rico. Although results of this study indicate such investments have little immediate or short‐term impact, significant relationships and variations in regional responses appear over longer time periods. This is shown by applying a variation of Zellner's method of performing seemingly unrelated regressions jointly. By this method, subsets of parameter coefficients of specific economic variables were restricted across regional equations while unrestricted coefficients were interpreted as explaining systematic regional variations in response to public investment. Regional differences, obtained by using this method, are frequently neglected when simply examining the overall development process. Among the more interesting results in terms of policy implications is the apparent significant relationship, over the period considered, between changes in the distribution of income and the pattern of water resource development.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Regional impact of water resource investments in an developing area
Series title Journal of the American Water Resources Association
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1975.tb00661.x
Volume 11
Issue 1
Year Published 1975
Language English
Publisher American Water Resources Association
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 8 p.
First page 69
Last page 76
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