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Challenges and policy implications of gas reform in Italy and Ukraine: Evidence from a benchmarking analysis

Anatoliy Goncharuk () and Corrado lo Storto

Energy Policy, 2017, vol. 101, issue C, 456-466

Abstract: This paper presents a cross-country benchmarking study of natural gas distribution to final consumers and compares two samples of companies in Italy and Ukraine. A 2-stage DEA procedure calculating efficiency of gas providers and identifying critical context factors and policy issues that affect it is implemented. Both countries are low performing in terms of operators’ technical and scale efficiency and there is room to design more efficient market configurations.

Keywords: Natural gas distribution; Industry reform; Cross-country benchmarking; Policy implications; Italy; Ukraine (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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