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The Needs of the Poor in Infraestructure Privatization. The Role of Universal Service Obligations. The Case of Argentina

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  • Chisari, Omar

    (Universidad Argntina de la Empresa)

  • Estache, Antonio

    (World Bank)

Abstract

El cambio estructural derivado de la privatización y regulación puede inducir una reconsideración de las regulaciones definidas al momento de iniciar el proceso privatizador. El cambio en la organización vertical del mercado y los tecnológicos, entre otros, cambian las reglas de formación de precios y de asignación de recursos. Las características d ela distribución personal y factorial del ingreso y la estructura social son también datos que influencian el diseño tarifario y la especificación de los planes de inversión necesarios así como la definición de las obligaciones de provisión de carácter social por parte de los prestadores. En general, las obligaciones sociales se refieren a los requerimientos de provisión de un conjunto de servicios bajo ciertos términos y condiciones los cuales en muchos casos en forma de transacciones involuntarias.

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  • Chisari, Omar & Estache, Antonio, 1999. "The Needs of the Poor in Infraestructure Privatization. The Role of Universal Service Obligations. The Case of Argentina," UADE Textos de Discusión 3_1999, Instituto de Economía, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:uadetd:1999_003
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    Cited by:

    1. Gustavo Ferro & Omar Chisari, 2010. "Tópicos de Economía de la Regulación de los Servicios Públicos," Working Papers hal-00473038, HAL.
    2. Estache, Antonio & Foster, Vivien & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Making infrastructure reform in Latin America work for the poor," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), December.
    3. Clarke, George R.G. & Wallsten, Scott J., 2002. "Universal(ly bad) service - providing infrastructure services to rural and poor urban consumers," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2868, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    Privatization; regulatory;

    JEL classification:

    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • L90 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - General

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