Barja, Gover and McKenzie, David and Urquiola, Miguel (2004): Bolivian capitalization and privatization: Approximation to an evaluation. Published in: Reality Check: The Distributional Impact of Privatization in Developing Countries. Edited by John Nellis and Nancy Birdsall , Vol. Chapte, No. Book (October 2005): pp. 123-177.
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The wave of privatizations Latin America experienced during the 1990s was integral to stabilization programs and a general reordering of states’ roles in the regional economy. Over the past few years, however, these privatizations have come under increasing fire. Their purported adverse effects range from higher utility prices to aggravating—or even causing—the current regional recession. In short, privatization shares in the criticism directed at the entire liberalization process. Within this context, accurate knowledge of privatization’s real consequences can be of considerable value. While research has been conducted on certain economic effects, less is known about privatization’s broader social consequences. This chapter attempts to fill some of those gaps as they concern Bolivia.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Commentary on:||Barja, Gover and Urquiola, Miguel (2003): Capitalization and Privatization in Bolivia: An Aproximation to an Evaluation.|
|Original Title:||Bolivian capitalization and privatization: Approximation to an evaluation|
|English Title:||Bolivian capitalization and privatization: Approximation to an evaluation|
|Keywords:||Privatization; Industrial Organization and Regulation; Firm Performance; Consumer Welfare; Political Economy|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L25 - Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L95 - Gas Utilities ; Pipelines ; Water Utilities
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L91 - Transportation: General
L - Industrial Organization > L7 - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction > L71 - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Hydrocarbon Fuels
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L94 - Electric Utilities
P - Economic Systems > P4 - Other Economic Systems > P46 - Consumer Economics ; Health ; Education and Training ; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
|Depositing User:||Gover Barja|
|Date Deposited:||16. Jul 2010 13:20|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 23:46|
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