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Regulatory agencies : impact on firm performance and social welfare (English)

The authors explore the relation between the establishment of a regulatory agency and the performance of the electricity sector. The authors exploit a unique dataset comprising firm-level information on a representative sample of 220 electric utilities from 51 development and transition countries for the years 1985 to 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4509 FEB 01, 2008

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A. Disclosed

Conscription and Crime (English)

The initiation in criminal activities is, typically, a young phenomenon. The study of the determinants of entry into criminal activities should pay attention to major events affecting youth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4037 OCT 01, 2006

Galiani, Sebastian; Rossi, Martin; Schargrodsky, Ernesto Disclosed

Relevance of reforms, institutions and basic economics for the economic efficiency of African water utilities (English)

This paper analyzes the determinants of efficiency for a sample of 69 African water utilities during the period 1998 to 2001. Efficiency is first assessed through the estimation of a labor requirement function. ... See More +

Working Paper 32892 JUN 01, 2005

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A. Disclosed

Have consumers benefited from the reforms in the electricity distribution sector in Latin America? (English)

The authors bring new empirical evidence on the impact of the choice of ownership and regulatory regime on firms' productivity and prices paid by consumers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3420 OCT 01, 2004

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin

The case for international coordination of electricity regulation : evidence from the measurement of efficiency in South America (English)

A decade long experience shows that monitoring the performance of public and private monopolies in South America is proving to be the hard part of the reform process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2907 OCT 31, 2002

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A.; Ruzzier, Christian A.

How different is the efficiency of public and private water companies in asia? (English)

Several studies have compared the efficiency of publicly and privately owned water utilities and reached conflicting conclusions on the impact of ownership on efficiency. ... See More +

Journal Article 77380 JAN 01, 2002

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 16 (1) (English)

Eliminating excessive tariffs on exports of least developed countries; by Bernard Hoekman, Francis Ng, and Marcelo Olarreaga. Imported machinery for export competitiveness; by Ashoka Mody and Kamil Yilmaz. ... See More +

Publication 35057 JAN 01, 2002

Bourguignon, Francois [editor]; Hoekman, Bernard; Ng, Francis; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Mody, Ashoka; Yilmaz, Kamil; Harrison, Glenn W.; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Tarr, David G.; Fink, Carsten; Mattoo, Aaditya; Neagu, Ileana Cristina; Laeven, Luc; Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A. Disclosed

Comparing the performance of public and private water companies in the Asia and Pacific region : what a stochastic costs frontier shows (English)

Estache and Rossi estimate a stochastic costs frontier for a sample of Asian and Pacific water companies, comparing the performance of public and privatized companies based on detailed firm-specific information published by the Asian Development Bank in 1997. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2152 JUL 31, 1999

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A.