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Technical Change and Catching-up: The Electricity Distribution Sector in South America

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  • Rodríguez Pardina, Martín A.

    (Universidad Argntina de la Empresa)

  • Rossi, Martín

    (Universidad Argntina de la Empresa)

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The main purpose of this paper is to analyze technical change in the electricity distribution sector in South America, in the period 1994-1997. We do so by estimating a Maximum Likelihood stochastic frontier. We found that there is no evidence of catching up effects in the sector during this period. Besides, there is partial evidence that suggests that countries which reformed their electricity sector had a better performance than those which did not. We also found an increase in the capital share in the countries that made the reform and an increment in the labor share in the ones that did not make the reform.

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Paper provided by Instituto de Economía, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in its series UADE Working Papers with number 11_2000.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ris:uadewp:2000_011

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Keywords: Technical change; Catching-Up; Stochastic frontier;

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  8. Mota, R.L., 2004. "‘Comparing Brazil and USA electricity performance; what was the impact of privatisation?’," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0423, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  9. Estache, Antonio & Perelman, Sergio & Trujillo, Lourdes, 2005. "Infrastructure performance and reform in developing and transition economies: evidence from a survey of productivity measures," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3514, The World Bank.

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