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Book ChapterUK Utility Reform: Distributional Implications and Government Response
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationAgricultural innovations Contracting out Distribution (Economic theory)
Book ChapterConsumer Participation and Pro-poor Regulation in Latin America
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationCommercial policy Equality and inequality Privatization
Book ChapterAccess by the Poor in Latin America's Utility Reform: Subsidies and Service Obligations
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationEquality and inequality Infrastructure (Economics) Public utilities
Book ChapterThe Social Impact of Privatization and the Regulation of Utilities in Peru
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationPrivatization Public utilities Welfare economics
Book ChapterRedistributive Impact of Privatization and Regulation of Utilities in Chile
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationPoverty Privatization Public utilities
Book ChapterThe Reform of the Utilities Sector in Argentina
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationDistribution (Economic theory) Econometric models Privatization
Book ChapterCan the Gains from Argentina’s Utilities Reform Offset Credit Shocks?
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationIndustrial productivity Macroeconomics Privatization
Book ChapterAccess to Utilities by the Poor: A Global Perspective
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationEconometric models (Economic development) Households Infrastructure (Economics)
Working PaperConsumer Participation and Pro-Poor Regulation in Latin America
In spite of not being ‘public goods’ in the strict sense of the term, public provision has been a common way of supplying utilities services around the world...Commercial policy Equality and inequality Privatization
Journal ArticleQuality adjusted measures of services in public schools
This study considers specification and estimation of cost functions in public schools...Cost effectiveness Public utilities
Working PaperConsumer Preferences for Water Supply?: an Application of Choice Models to Urban India
This paper examines consumer preferences for the attributes of alternative sources of water supply in Chennai, based on a household survey where respondents were given the description of a set of options...Consumption (Economics) Public utilities Water
Working PaperWater 'Scarcity' in Chennai, India: Institutions, Entitlements and Aspects of Inequality in Access
The main contributions of the paper can be divided into five areas...Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Public goods
Working PaperAccess by the Poor in Latin America's Utility Reform: Subsidies and Service Obligations
Any infrastructure reformers concerned with social issues in a developing country need to address two problems. The first is increasing access by the poor, and the second is ensuring consumption affordability, i.e...Equality and inequality Infrastructure (Economics) Public utilities
Working PaperThe Reform of the Utilities Sector in Argentina
The privatization of the national public utilities that took place almost a decade ago in Argentina seem to be explained by the persisting deficits of the enterprises, a general dissatisfaction with their performance and the difficulties government f...Distribution (Economic theory) Econometric models (Economic development) Privatization
Working PaperCapitalization, Regulation and the Poor: Access to Basic Services in Bolivia
This paper analyses the privatization of utilities in Bolivia, detailing the particularities of the capitalization mechanism which was used for this purpose...Investments, Foreign Poverty Privatization
Working PaperCan the Gains from Argentina's Utilities Reform Offset Credit Shocks?
Relying on a general equilibrium model of Argentina’s economy calibrated for 1993 and internalizing all productivity and scale gains achieved up to 1999, this paper isolates the distributional effects of utilities reform from the impact of othe...Industrial productivity Macroeconomics Privatization