It Really Doesn't Budge: The Water Sector At the Standstill
AbstractThe outcome of the 2011 Italian referendum on the scope of franchise bidding in local public services will exert a substantial bearing on the albeit slow opening of water sector in the years to come. The paper presents and discusses several findings which shed light on the long-lasting weakness of the sector. By looking at some of the undertakers basic economic features, investments in infrastructure, quality of supply and price-cost dynamics, it advocates the need for a clear-cut overhauling of the sector which is to be set within an independent regulatory framework.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Società editrice il Mulino in its journal Economia dei Servizi.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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water sector; regulation; public infrastructure; K23; L95.;
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