Contents of the volume

2021, Volume 74 - Issue 1

ISSN: 2499-8265
RSS feed citation: At RePEc
Publication date: 17 February 2021

EFFECTS OF SINO FDI ON THE GROWTH OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Emmanuel Wiafe, Lucy Anning

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CRUDE OIL PRICE MOVEMENTS AND STOCK TRADING ACTIVITY: EVIDENCE FROM INDONESIA

Indra Darmawan, Dedi Budiman Hakim, Adler Haymans Manurung, Hermanto Siregar

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THE EFFECT OF WATER CONSERVATION ON RESIDENTIAL FRESH WATER CONSUMPTION: EVIDENCE FROM KUWAIT

Ahmad Alawadhi, Sheikha Al-Fulaij, Nadia Al-Musallam, Wafa Awadh, Nadeem A. Burney, Ayele Gelan

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SHORT AND LONG RUN ASYMMETRIC EFFECTS OF MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY UNCERTAINTY ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE U.S.

Goodness C. Aye

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FOREIGN OWNERSHIP AND OPTIMAL DISCRIMINATORY TARIFFS UNDER OLIGOPOLISTIC COMPETITION

Chien- Hui Lee , Jen-Yao Lee, Leonard F.S. Wang

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO REFEREES

Amedeo Amato

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Genoa Chamber of Commerce
Economia Internazionale / International Economics

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Corresponding author

Ahmad ALAWADHI, Techno-Economic Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Co-authors

Sheikha AL-FULAIJ, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Nadia AL-MUSALLAM, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Wafa AWADH, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Nadeem A. BURNEY, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Ayele GELAN, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

The Effect of Water Conservation on Residential Fresh Water Consumption: Evidence from Kuwait

Pages

47-82

Abstract

Based on data from a recently completed household survey, this paper reviewed households’ efforts to conserve freshwater in Kuwait and estimated a model for residential freshwater consumption to examine how conservation measures adopted by the households impacted their freshwater consumption.  Given the country’s demographic composition and seasonal variations in water consumption, the model was estimated for three population groups (full sample, nationals only, and expatriate only) and three periods (annual, summer months, and winter months).  Prior to estimating the model, tests were conducted to determine if the observed differences in consumption across the population groups were statistically different to warrant separate treatment of the groups. The survey data revealed that households in Kuwait made some efforts to conserve water by changing habits and practices. The impact of conservation measures reported to be adopted by the households on consumption was mixed, underscoring the need for stronger efforts to promote conservation and check growth in consumption. 

JEL classification

C12, C13, C31, D12, Q25

Keywords

Consumption, Conservation, Freshwater, Households, Nationals, Expatriates

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Fresh water consumption in Kuwait: trends and patterns
  3. Survey method and data
  4. Residential fresh water consumption model
  5. Results
  6. Concluding remarks

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