Policy Analysis of Water Management for the Netherlands

Vol. X, Distribution of Monetary Benefits and Costs

by James P. Stucker


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This volume describes the aggregate economic effects of water management policies on Dutch families, which differ by location, employment, and level of income. It summarizes impacts from the individual sectors of the Dutch economy that were investigated by the PAWN team, and that have been documented in other volumes of this series, and then aggregates those impacts and follows them as they are transformed into changes in the income, expenditures, and taxes paid by individual Dutch families. This volume also documents the methodology used by the PAWN team to estimate and distribute the monetary benefits from a particular water management policy. For each sector, the methodology uses the monetary costs and damages calculated elsewhere in PAWN to estimate the financial benefits and their distribution among Dutch producers, consumers, and government as well as between the Dutch nation and Western Europe. It describes the basic approach used throughout the study and the specialized equations used in the separate sectors.

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