Do economic regulatory agencies matter to private-sector involvement in water utilities in developing countries?
Daniel Camos and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Salva Bertomeu ()
Utilities Policy, 2018, vol. 50, issue C, 153-163
This paper suggests that, for developing countries, the creation of economic regulatory agencies, separate from the ministry in charge of water and sanitation, may not be a necessary or sufficient condition to stimulate large scale private involvement (PPPs) in the sector. The odds of an impact are higher for Latin American countries than other regions and for countries with higher income levels. They are also better when inflation is high. At the margin, the odds are unrelated to the contract type, except for greenfield projects, for which they may be contraindicated.
Keywords: Regulation; Regulatory agencies; Water utilities; Privatization; Public-private partnerships (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L33 L38 L43 L51 L95 L97 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
Working Paper: Do economic regulatory agencies matter to private-sector involvement in water utilities in developing countries? (2018)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:juipol:v:50:y:2018:i:c:p:153-163
Access Statistics for this article
Utilities Policy is currently edited by D. Smith
More articles in Utilities Policy from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().