|Title:||Firm size and productivity: evidence from the electricity distribution industry in Brazil||Authors:||Tovar de la Fe, Beatriz Erasmi
Ramos-Real, Francisco Javier
Almeida, Edmar Fagundes de
|UNESCO Clasification:||531205 Energía||Keywords:||Electricidad
|Issue Date:||2011||Publisher:||0301-4215||Journal:||Energy Policy||Abstract:||In this paper we apply Stochastic Frontier Analysis through a distance function to investigate the impact of firm size on productivity development in electricity distribution. We use a sample of seventeen Brazilian firms from 1998 to 2005 and decompose productivity into technical efficiency, scale efficiency and technical change. Moreover, a further step is to decompose the technical change measurement into several components. The results indicate that firm size is important for industry's productivity, and therefore a key aspect to consider when making decisions that affect the market structure in the electricity distribution industry.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43261||ISSN:||0301-4215||DOI:||10.1016/j.enpol.2010.11.001||Source:||Energy Policy[ISSN 0301-4215],v. 39, p. 826-833|
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