Second-Generation Reforms in Infrastructure Services
Federico Basanes, Robert Willig, Inter-American Development BankISBN: 1931003017;
During the past two decades, some Latin American countries have made pioneering efforts in the design and implementation of reform schemes in infrastructure services. The ?first generation of reforms? encompassed widespread privatization, deregulation and restructuring of the provision of energy, water, telecommunications and transport services. These reforms have proven generally successful as a way of creating an attractive environment for private investment. Outcomes have been mixed, however, in terms of increased efficiency, coverage and consumer welfare. Second-Generation Reforms in Infrastructure Services evaluates the current challenges, the ?second-generation issues? leading to the consolidation of the initial reforms. Experts from academia, industry, regulatory agencies and international organizations deal with post-privatization dispute settlement mechanisms, access arrangements in network industries, and inroads to effective competition in the...
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