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Sector fragmentation and aggregation of service provision in the water industry

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  • Maria Corton

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Productivity Analysis.

Volume (Year): 35 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 159-169

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:35:y:2011:i:2:p:159-169

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Keywords: Panel data analysis; Stochastic frontier; Cost efficiency; Scale economies; C23; C51; L11; l51; L95;

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  1. Michael Zschille, 2012. "Consolidating the Water Industry: An Analysis of the Potential Gains from Horizontal Integration in a Conditional Efficiency Framework," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1187, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  2. Michelle Phillips, 2013. "Inefficiency in Japanese water utility firms: a stochastic frontier approach," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 44(2), pages 197-214, October.
  3. Anne-Kathrin Faust & Andrea Baranzini, 2014. "The economic performance of Swiss drinking water utilities," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 41(3), pages 383-397, June.

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