Utilities Reforms And Corruption In Developing Countries

This paper shows empirically that "privatization" in the energy, telecommunications, and water sectors, and the introduction of independent regulators in those sectors, have not always had the expected effects on access, affordability, or quality of services. It also shows that corruption...

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Main Author: Estache, Antonio
Other Authors: Goicoechea, Ana, Trujillo, Lourdes
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C The World Bank 2006, 2006
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Collection: World Bank E-Library Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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520 |a This paper shows empirically that "privatization" in the energy, telecommunications, and water sectors, and the introduction of independent regulators in those sectors, have not always had the expected effects on access, affordability, or quality of services. It also shows that corruption leads to adjustments in the quantity, quality, and price of services consistent with the profit-maximizing behavior that one would expect from monopolies in the sector. The results suggest that privatization and the introduction of independent regulators have, at best, only partial effects on the consequences of corruption for access, affordability, and quality of utility services