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Liberalization and private sector involvement in the water industry: a review of the economic literature

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  • Antonio, Massarutto

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The theoretical and empirical literature on water supply and sewerage liberalization is reviewed in this paper in order to discuss the potential for market creation and private sector involvement in this sector. The analysis is framed in the “policy roadmap” developed by regulatory economics and discusses opportunities for competition in the market, unbundling, competition for the market and yardstick competition. A review of studies comparing privately and publicly managed water utilities is finally provided.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 5864.

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Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:5864

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Keywords: Water supply and sewerage; liberalization; private sector involvement; water infrastructure; economic regulation;

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  1. Michele Benvenuti & Elena Gennari, 2008. "Water services in Italy: implementation of the reform and efficiency of providers," Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) 23, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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