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Technical change and efficiency measures: the post-privatisation in the gas distribution sector in Argentina

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  • Rossi, Martin A.

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In this paper we use a stochastic frontier approach to analyse the technical change in the post-privatisation period in the gas distribution sector in Argentina. We found that there are both a catching up effect and a shift in the frontier that are showing that the sector as a whole improved its efficiency in the reviewed period. Moreover, this phenomenon holds not only for the average but also for every firm in the sample.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 295-304

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Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:23:y:2001:i:3:p:295-304

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