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A Pro-Market Agenda for El Salvador

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  • Eduardo Engel

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Abstract

This paper argues that, despite important productivity gains, reforms have benefited consumers much less than expected in El Salvador. Antitrust legislation, consumer protection and an adequate regulation of privatized utilities are central ingredients of a successful market economy. Major reforms that are needed in each one of these areas in El Salvador are described.

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  • Eduardo Engel, 2005. "A Pro-Market Agenda for El Salvador," Working Papers 904, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
  • Handle: RePEc:egc:wpaper:904
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    3. Newbery, David M., 1997. "Privatisation and liberalisation of network utilities," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 41(3-5), pages 357-383, April.
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    Keywords

    Market reform; Antitrust legislation; Consumer protection; Privatization; Regulation of utilities;

    JEL classification:

    • D18 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Protection
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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