This paper provides a “back-of-the-envelope” assessment of the efficiency effects of the reforms of the water sector in Argentina. Private operators are now key players in 15 of Argentina's provinces. While all have adopted incentive based regulatory regimes which require estimates of economic efficiency changes, none have actually issued any estimate yet. This paper provides upper bounds estimates of efficiency gains achieved for four operators. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implication of the results for regulatory accounting and data collection processes by regulators in developing countries relying on incentive based regulatory systems.
Research Article|August 01 2003
Efficiency effects of “privatization” in Argentina’s water and sanitation services
1World Bank Institute, The World Bank, 1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20473, USA and ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
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Antonio Estache, Lourdes Trujillo; Efficiency effects of “privatization” in Argentina’s water and sanitation services. Water Policy 1 August 2003; 5 (4): 369–380. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2003.0022
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