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Title: Does market concentration affect prices in the urban water industry?
Author: Bel i Queralt, Germà, 1963-
González Gómez, Francisco
Picazo Tadeo, Andrés José
Keywords: Privatització
Indústria
Aigua
Política urbana
Concentració industrial
Control de preus
Privatization
Industry
Water
Urban policy
Industrial concentration
Price control
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Publisher: Pion Ltd.
Abstract: This paper analyzes the relationship between market concentration in the private segment of the water industry and water prices with a sample of municipalities located in the Southern Spanish region of Andalusia. In doing so, several Heckman sample selection models are estimated with the main finding being that market concentration increases the price of water for residential use charged by private companies. The main policy recommendation is that urban water service privatization must be accompanied by the appropriate regulatory and institutional frameworks to promote competition among businesses and monitor water pricing.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263774X15614144
It is part of: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2015, vol. 33, num. 6, p. 1546-1565
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263774X15614144
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/96741
ISSN: 0263-774X
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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