Ferro, Gustavo Castellano, Andrea Sardi, Celeste Chaz
Year of Publication:
Serie Documentos de Trabajo No. 714
Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA), Buenos Aires
We study the recent evolution of the utilities services and regulation in Argentina. We focus, after a global approach to the issue in four domiciliary services: electricity, natural gas by piped network, telecommunications and water and sanitation. We show the changing policy approach and the failure to successive contradictory policies. We highlight the connection between these failures in having self-financing, efficient and affordable services, and macroeconomic problems, particularly, the use of tariff control as an anti-inflationary tool.