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Utility Privatization and Regulation

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  • Cecilia Ugaz

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The authors address the question of infrastructure reforms in a novel way by focusing on the impact which they can have on consumers through the prices paid by different groups and on their access to the networks. They analyse original material from four Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru – and two European countries – Spain and the UK. Access is especially relevant when considering immature systems which have not yet extended to cover the majority of the population, as is the case in many Latin American countries. The authors also address the widespread impact of privatization on the economy (via macroeconomic influences) and the more general issues of subsidies and regulation which are endemic to these industries. The book focuses on the reform of four sectors: telecommunications, electricity, gas, and water and sanitation.

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  • Cecilia Ugaz (ed.), 2003. "Utility Privatization and Regulation," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2942.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:2942
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    1. Price, Catherine Waddams & Pham, Khac, 2009. "The impact of electricity market reform on consumers," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 43-48, March.

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    Development Studies; Economics and Finance;

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    • H0 - Public Economics - - General

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