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Title: Efficiency gains from port reform and the potential for yardstick competition: lessons from Mexico
Authors: Estache, Antonio
González Serrano, María Manuela 
Trujillo Castellano, Lourdes 
UNESCO Clasification: 531212 Transportes y comunicaciones
Keywords: Transportes frigoríficos
Puertos
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: 0305-750X
Journal: World Development 
Abstract: This paper shows how measures of relative efficiency performance could promote yardstick competition between port infrastructure operators. The illustration is based on a study of the efficiency effects of the Mexican 1993 Port Reform. It covers 1996-99 and relies on a stochastic production frontier to show that Mexico's ports achieved 2.8-3.3% average annual efficiency gains since reform. The port-specific measures point to consistent leaders and laggards which would not all be identified by common partial productivity indicators. This information could be built into an explicit incentive-based regulatory regime aiming at promoting catch-up by laggards.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47655
ISSN: 0305-750X
DOI: 10.1016/S0305-750X(01)00129-2
Source: World Development[ISSN 0305-750X],v. 30, p. 545-560
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