Do Regulation and Ownership Drive the Efficiency of Electricity Distribution? Evidence from Latin America
We analyze the impact of alternative regulatory regimes on the labor productivity of electricity distribution firms in Latin America. We find that (i) incentive-based regimes lead to higher labor productivity than rate-of-return regulation, and (ii) privatized firms operating under rate of return have, at most, similar labor productivity as public firms. © 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.
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