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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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  8. Ertürk, Mehmet & Türüt-AsIk, Serap, 2011. "Efficiency analysis of Turkish natural gas distribution companies by using data envelopment analysis method," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 1426-1438, March.

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