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dc.contributor.authorDelfino, José A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCasarin, Ariel A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:41:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:41:12Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52865-
dc.description.abstractThe Privatization of the national public utilities that took place almost a decade ago in Argentina seem to be explained by the persisting deficits of the enterprises, a general dissatisfaction with their performance and the difficulties government faced in their control. During the period of private management, companies restructured their revenues by both regrouping consumers and raising their two-part tariffs unevenly, increased the number of customers and achieved perceptible quality improvements. For assessing the impact of the reforms in the telecomunications, electricity, natural gas and sanitation services upon residential consumers’ economic well being, welfare changes of the initial consumers and the surplus of the newcomers are estimated using household level data from the Gran Buenos Aires. The results obtained suggest that the direction as well as the intensity of welfare changes differ across income groups and services and that magnitudes vary according to the rigidity of demands; the benefits for the newcomers also differ across services but they seem to have had little significance in all cases, except in water and sewage. – privatization ; public utilities ; regulatory reform ; welfare changes ; consumer surplusen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/74en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelD6en_US
dc.subject.jelL5en_US
dc.subject.jelL9en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwVersorgungswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumentenrenteen_US
dc.subject.stwArgentinienen_US
dc.titleThe reform of the utilities sector in Argentinaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn335128556en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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