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Technical Change and Efficiency Measures: The Post-privatisation in the Gas Distribution Sector in Argentina

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  • Rossi, Martín

    (Universidad Argntina de la Empresa)

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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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Paper provided by Instituto de Economía, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in its series UADE Working Papers with number 7_2000.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ris:uadewp:2000_007

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Keywords: stochastic frontier; post-privatisation; efficiency;

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  1. Battese, George E. & Corra, Greg S., 1977. "Estimation Of A Production Frontier Model: With Application To The Pastoral Zone Of Eastern Australia," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 21(03), December.
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  3. Ronaldo Seroa da Motta & Ajax R.B. Moreira, 2004. "Efficiency and Regulation in the Sanitation Sector in Brazil," Discussion Papers 1059, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
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