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Title: Explaining the inefficiency of electrical distribution companies: peruvian firms
Authors: Pérez-Reyes, Raúl
Tovar de la Fe, Beatriz Erasmi 
UNESCO Clasification: 531205 Energía
Keywords: Electricidad
Empresas
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: 0140-9883
Journal: Energy Economics 
Abstract: This paper investigates the extent to which the structural reform of the Peruvian electricity market, implemented in the 1990s, has improved the efficiency of the distribution companies; and it evaluates the influence on efficiency of firm specific explanatory variables. To do this, we rely on data from 14 distribution companies between 1996 and 2006. The results indicate that the incentives generated by the reform process led to the firms becoming more efficient. Moreover, the time trend and private management of the distribution companies are variables that positively affect the levels of efficiency, whereas the lower network densities are then the greater the inefficiency.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43262
ISSN: 0140-9883
DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2010.02.002
Source: Energy Economics[ISSN 0140-9883],v. 32, p. 1175-1181
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