Skip to Main Navigation

Electricity sector constraints for firms across economies : a comparative analysis (English)

Using recent Doing Business data, this note provides an analysis of electricity sector constraints across economies. The findings provide some interesting insights. Not surprisingly, service unreliability is a significant factor in low-income economies, where power outages fluctuate significantly from year to year. Furthermore, electricity tariffs are associated with an economy’s natural resource endowment, while burdensome electricity connections are associated with utility corruption. Consistent with the existing research, the data reveals that electricity sectorconstraints impact firm behavior in terms of demand for energy inputs. One major question, however, remains to be explored: how is the performance of firms impacted by specific electricity sector constraints, namely (i) power outages, (ii) electricity tariffs and (iii) the connection process? This is will be explored in an upcoming policy note.

Details

Downloads

COMPLETE REPORT

Official version of document (may contain signatures, etc)

  • Official PDF
  • TXT*
  • Total Downloads** :
  • Download Stats
  • *The text version is uncorrected OCR text and is included solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.

Citation

Arlet,Jean Nicolas

Electricity sector constraints for firms across economies : a comparative analysis (English). Doing Business Research Notes Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/409771499690745091/Electricity-sector-constraints-for-firms-across-economies-a-comparative-analysis