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Reforming infrastructure: privatization, regulation, and competition

Author: Kessides, Ioannis N. Series: World Bank policy research report Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2004. ; World Bank Publications 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 306 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0821350706Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Includes bibliographical references


Reforming Infrastructure Privatization, Regulation, and Competition Contents Foreword xi xv 1 The Report Team Executive Summary State-owned Monopolies Often Exhibited Poor Performance ... 2 ... Leading to a New Model for Financing and Providing Infrastructure 3 The New Model Poses Risks--But Also Holds Considerable Promise 4 What Effects Have Reforms Had? 9 Developing Good Regulation Remains a Major Challenge 17 Many Prices and Subsidies Still Require Reform 19 An Agenda for Action--From Institution Building to Policymaking 21 1. The New Paradigm for Network Utilities 29 Why Are Network Utilities So Important? 29 From State to Market--Changing Views on Utilities 30 The Dawn of a New Utility Model 35 Framework for Assessing Reforms and Regulations 42 Recent Experiences with Privatization and Reform Promises and Perils 51 Second Generation Reforms--Choices and Challenges 63 2. Crafting Regulation for Privatized Infrastructure The Emergence of Post-Privatization Regulation 79 The Evolution and Elements of Effective Regulation 81 The Structure of Regulatory Institutions 95 The Importance of Regulatory Commitment 100 Getting the Economics Right 110 Mechanisms to Regulate Prices 112 Moving toward More Practical Regulation 123 79 3. Restructuring Electricity Supply 131 141 Background to Electricity Reform 132 Addressing the Problems of State Ownership Regulatory Challenges 158 Reform Experiences and Lessons 167 4. Managing Private Participation in Transportation Railroads: Restructuring Regulation for the Public Interest Ports: Alternatives for Organizing a Multiproduct Activity 183 184 205 5. Reforming the Water Sector 219 227 Economics of Water Supply 220 Options for Competition and Market Structure Choosing Regulation 235 Reform Experiences and Lessons 252 6. An Agenda for Action 259 260 Assessing Reform's Effects on Performance and Distribution Pricing Reform--Balancing Efficiency and Equity 269 Facilitating Access to Bottleneck Facilities 275 References 279

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